The first 10 trays of trout flies are now in...still have another 20 trays of more trout flies as well as salmon/sea trout, carp and saltwater flies to finish. Just taken delivery of some more lock knives, carabiner clips, survival cards and some really cool battery glow sticks. Big bait delivery arriving tomorrow morning and the weather forecast is just looking better and better!! 🎣🐟🌞🌞🌞 ... See MoreSee Less
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Last night was the May, Wednesday league shore match for LRSAC. We were fishing Hive Beach (Burton Bradstock) from 6.30pm until 10.30pm and the bonus fish was any Ray.
Throughout the day the rain didn't let up, so enthusiasm was low. At 5pm the rain stopped and even the sun made an appearance! The chances of a nice evenings dry fishing was back on so I finished up in the shop and drove to the venue.
I fished with Simon Lippett and Steve Andrews a few hundred yards to the left of the car park. If you are thinking of fishing Hive, I would advise NOT going to the left hand side of the car park to get down onto the beach. The muddy, clay slope leading down is rather slippery, as most of the members found out. Simon's slip was probably the most dramatic. He slipped backwards at the top, and went all the way down on his back, with his seat box coming open and leaving a trail of rig components, a flask, and most of his gear in a neat line! (never a camera handy when you need one).
The wind had dropped out a fair bit and swung around to a North Westerly, the Sea had a good colour to it and just a very small swell. I chose to fish a 2 hook flapper rig with size 4 hooks baited with Rag Worm on one rod, just in case there was a Sole or a Plaice feeding, and on the other rod I used a Pulley Dropper with a single 2/0 hook baited with Peeler Crab.
10 minutes in, the second rod arched over and my first Smooth Hound was hooked. We quickly weighed it and then set it free. 20 minutes later the rod with the flapper rig also arched over and another Hound was hooked. This rod is much lighter and with only a small hook i eased the drag off and after 5 or 6 good runs we managed to beach him.
What a great start to the session, unfortunately that's where the excitement finished for me. The Spider Crabs moved in and my baits were being stripped in seconds! Both Ben and Alex also managed a good sized Hound each, but apart from that it was just a few Pout and Dogfish caught. Well done to Ben Male for getting 1st place on the night, I managed 2nd place, and Robert k. came 3rd.
We even saw what looked like a shoal of Mackerel close in, making the evening feel a bit more like summer.
I'm out again Friday night, This time with Lyme Bay Charters, fishing the 1st of this years Friday evening Species boat league. Fingers crossed for another good session, and another report. 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
Ollie MaleOut of everyone who could have caught a 10lb smooth hound, it had to be you! Well done mate.5 days ago · 1
Just taken delivery of 2500 Trout Flies!! Guess what my job is going to be tonight?? I suppose spending 9 years as a fly fishing guide and instructor will help me decide what order to put them into the new display draws :/ ... See MoreSee Less
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I fished the Beer angling club shore match last night and managed joint first with Wayne. We fished the new East wall in Lyme and although it was hard fishing, we both managed to knock up the points with Dogfish, Eels, and Rockling.
Despite the hard fishing last night, there were some great fish caught by other members, including Julian Driver's 4lb 1oz Ballan Wrasse, Dave Graham's 3lb 9oz Plaice, and for Lyme angling club member, Oliver Male, a new club record shore caught Turbot just over 4lb.
Well done all that braved the rain and wind last night, and thank you to Tim who cooked us all a bacon roll in his van at the weigh-in last night!
We have just had our bait delivery this morning and are ready to start the day again! The weather is looking better than yesterday so the Kayak hire will be running from 10am. ... See MoreSee Less
Apologies for not getting much on facebook recently, we have been busy in the shop and when I haven't been in here I have been powder coating weights as fast as I can to try and get the shop stocked up with them for the coming summer!
We have more Ragworm and live Peeler in now.
This weeks Tronix delivery has arrived which includes more "quiver tip" style boat rods. These rods are great for targeting species such as Plaice, Wrasse, Bream, all the mini species, Whiting, and have now become a must have for boat matches and competitions!
Our range of these style rods is increasing all the time, and we currently have in stock: The Browning 14ft Tele boat with 2 tips, The 6ft, 7ft, and 8ft Surume rods, which are 3 piece with a fixed tip. The 9ft and 10ft Berlingas boat, which are 3 piece and come with 3 tips. The Yuki Unica boat in 9ft and 10ft, which are both 2 piece and come with 2 tips. Finally we have back in stock the very popular 9ft Hydra 7 Alisius 2 piece boat, which comes with 4 tips! (pictured).
The boat fishing has been pretty good lately with the Plaice starting to show up in numbers from Seatown. We fished it on Sunday in the Lrsac Plaice comp and managed 35 Plaice on the boat, a couple of Thornback Rays, Smooth Hound, and even a Turbot made an appearance!
Lyme bay Charters have found a few Bream on a couple of their trips out of Lyme now, so it looks like the fishing will continue to improve. Hopefully the Cod will start showing in numbers on the reefs a few miles out from Lyme any time now.
From the shore we have had reports of Bass on the lures between Lyme and Charmouth, Plaice from the harbour here, Plenty of Huss from Monmouth Beach, and there are still a few Rays being caught between Charmouth and Eype. Spider Crabs are starting to cause a few problems along Chesil beach and Seaton, but if you don't mind fishing through them, and losing a few hook snoods then you might still find the fish.
Some good Thick Lipped Mullet have already been spotted from the outer walls of the harbour, so I might have to dust my Mullet gear off and see what we can do 😉 ... See MoreSee Less