Uptide fishing for Cod inshore at Ramsgate Kent on the Skerry Belle

Another trip back to my roots were I fished as a lad along the Kent coast and enjoyed some of the best fishing available from UK waters. I fish a lot off shore and to enjoy an inshore day uptiding for Cod was pleasant and also very productive fishing out of Ramsgate on board the Skerry Belle skippered by owner Roger Lennon. The boat is ideal for inshore angling with plenty of space, the day started quite miserable with heavy rain and overcast skys but little to no wind so the sea state was calm to flat and at the end of the day after plenty of sunshine too it became oily. As it was inshore fishing the mark chosen was reached in a short travelling time and we were soon casting uptide style using top quality lugworm baits provided by the skipper and his reliable digger. Once the scents of our baits found their way around the Codling started to arrive and they were steady throughout the day along with the odd whiting, pout and doggies. Plenty of fish in the box, nice day after the short period of rain and also treated to bacon baps and a hot dinner plus treacle sponge pudding with custard and some tinnies were on offer for those not driving, skipper Roger is a City & Guilds trained chef and can russle up anything you want to bring along or provide meals with prior notice. So to say this inshore trip was a winner on the Ramsgate Riviera can only be the right description and with a beer and fish & chip supper before the drive home and time to reflect on a first class day. In between catching Codling I managed to shoot some HD video for my On Board Series so as soon as that’s edited it will go up on my YouTube channel, enjoy some of these vidcaps from the movie and you will soon get the picture of what a great day it was, shoot down to Ramsgate and grab some action while the Cod is plentyful you will get well looked after On the Skerry Belle Charter Boat If you’re a beginner plenty of tuition is available and you even get your catch prepared ready to take home.

Jigheads new mould for 6/0 and 9/0 hooks for Cod fishing

Turbo Eel Heads new mould now in production, the mould is a re-worked version of the original to accomodate 6/0 hooks in the 13g size and 9/0 hooks in the 33g heads. Ideal for large mouth fish such as Cod, Pollock, Coalfish and with the plain shank will suit a variety of my lure bodies firmly fixed with high viscosity superglue. Jigheads available either plain out of the mould use as is or finish them yourselves, alternatively Acrylic silver painted with 3D eyes.

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Wreck fishing for Pollock Trip 2 of 2015 Weymouth

Wrecking trip no.2 of 2015 and it was text book stuffers !! Wall to wall sunshine, great skipper and crew plus some superb fishing on the Pollock. From the sunrise leaving Weymouth sea state lumpy with swell from previous weather conditions but managable with light but chilly winds en route to the first mid channel wreck to try. As we arrived at the wreck the deeper water the swell had eased so drifting was comfortable and we were into fish straight away so all looking good. Everyone had fish on a variety of lures and colours, top lures for me were my Turbo Eels 6″ blue white and pearl white with 4″ turbo tails in black yellow and black pink. I fished the lures on 6/0 33g Turbo eel heads when the tide was running and as it eased dropped down to 4/0 13g heads both on Portland rigs so my rig losses were minimal. Fishing died when the tide fell away on the wreck but we all had fish to take home and it was time to head back and gut the fish, kindly done by the skipper what a full service !!! Arrival back at Weymouth and treated to a brilliant sunset and finally can’t leave Weymouth without a fish and chip supper ! Oh and I have to endure it all again on the 20th February testing new lures and rigs of course !!!!