Pollock personal best 19lb fish taken testing new lures

The Rocket does it again under the experience of the skipper owner Trevor Small who mailed me with a short notice invitation to spend a day on the Rocket filming a drift fishing session on the Rips south of Poole Dorset. As always I can’t resist a days filming and combined this with taking the opportunity to test out some new lures myself and with the crew.

I also took a 20lb class Mako 8ft boat rod to see if I could christen that as well and boy did I. Early start from Poole 7-00am and fishing with a good crew of guys some I have fished with before so had time to catch up with them as we steamed to a rough ground mark on The Rips.

Taking some establishing shots on the HD camera to kick off the movie as we were underway and despite near a two hour passage to the mark it just raced past and we all dropped down for the first drift. Caught the reef on the first drift but it pulled out, I changed the lure to a 4″ twin tail little fishy jig head rhubarb and custard ready for the next drift.

One of the guys Sean was into a nice cod so grabbed the camera and captured that into the net and some posing to camera. Second drift set up I hooked into a small pollock and Sean had another fish so out came the camera again. Third drift it happened and my rod arked over and at first I thought I had the reef again only a reef doesn’t nod it’s head like this was doing so I new I was into a good fish.

Taking my time I let the fish have line when it wanted to dive and when we had colour it became obvious it was a good sized Pollock. Once it was on board a couple of photo’s taken and we tried out some new Fishzone electronic scales and it tipped them at around 19lbs a personal best for me as previous around 12lb was best I have had. The weighing is on video to confirm this post BTW !!

Combined with getting in some fishing between filming (Sean) and the other guys we had some good Cod and Pollock coming on board so the mark was very productive for us all. I took some more pollock and a few nice Cod and changed the lures to test them out like our new jighead shads, all colours caught fish Cod and Pollock. Red tail worms with our jighead, fat tail jighead worms and the little fishy shad all proved not only do they look the buisness they also do the business and it’s on video too.

So a really useful and rewarding day on the Rocket and the ever jovial skipper Trevor Small on full form and we even had a Bar-B-Q cooking up some well tasty sausage dog rolls and the weather was pretty good too with low winds and the sun came out a few times too enough to leave me with a red face !

The movie will be live very soon to show just how good the day was and here are some images of the Pollock, a Cod for Sean plus some shots of the lures producing good fish and no there was Deffo no posing by hanging the lures from the fish’s mouth they caught and the video will confirm that too !!

Here are some images taken on the day, if I knew I would be starring in them I would have had a shave, but then again it was short notice film/fishing trip

Contacts to book The Rocket, Trevor Small:
01202 887101, mobile 07802 231196, email info@rocket.eu.com
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