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
The Rocket 1st Movie On The Winter Cod Here

Cod fishing on the Rocket it actually happened

Saturday 10th November 2011 and we actually managed to set sail on board the Rocket with Trevor Small skipper/owner and we had a superb weather forecast plus a great crew of guys all experienced in catching COD !! well no pressure or what eh.

I was there as the official camera person for the day and I shot some great footage, the video will be on line shortly along with a full account of the days action. Here are a couple of video captures from the trip for now.

Awesome image this of the Rocket gliding into the quay out of the early morning darkness.

The Rocket charter boat out of Poole Dorset

 Dave one of the crew members with an 18lb+ Cod

Dave with an 18lb+ Cod caught on the Rocket

On The Rocket Sat 10th December Cod bashing

Out on the Rocket this coming Saturday 10th shooting a promo video for the skipper Trevor Small one of many I will be doing over next year 2012. With all the new more luxurious boats and some great dedicated skippers who work their nuts off to get you on the fish it’s time to promote them and show off what they offer.

I have already shot a couple and you can see the video’s in the Charter Boats link above. So this Saturday the weather is looking good and I will be heading down to Poole in Dorset for an early start to get the camera rolling and then shooting out to the Needles off the Ilse of Wight to get stuck into some of the winter cod run they get.

Be good to not fish and just concentrate on the experienced anglers that will be onboard filming them in action, plus showing off all the facilities that the Rocket has on board for both anglers and divers. I have fished on the Rocket with Trevor many times and he is a good fun skipper that works hard to find the fish and the Rocket is one of the largest charter cats out of Poole and it’s a really comfortable fast boat.

The Rocket charter boat out of Poole in Dorset

Cod fishing on the Rocket out of Poole Dorset

The cod are in WaHey !!! Trevor Small the skipper of the Rocket one of the larger charter boats out of Poole Dorset has sent me some pictures of recent cod catches so they are starting to show in that area. I have fished many times with Trevor and it’s a good fun day with a skipper that will do his best to get you on the fish. Plus he runs diving trips so if you can’t catch them go down on them and see what you’re missing !!

More to come from the Rocket as I feel some good cod vibrations coming on.

BOOK TREVOR HERE VIA HIS WEB SITE images click to enlarge

Fishing for Cod on the Rocket out of Poole Dorset

Fishing for Cod on the Rocket out of Poole Dorset

Fishing for Cod on the Rocket out of Poole Dorset