Another very productive trip and I even managed to fish and film supported by skipper Chris Caines. Tested new lures too and enjoyed a good catch of Cod and Pollock with many kilo’s of filleted fish for the freezer.
Play this video and you will see how well the day worked and the great weather out in the English channel. End of day finished off with hitting on some good plaice, I didn’t fish as I wanted to get some good footage of plaice rigs and baits in action which you will see towards the end of the movie.
Another good day out on the wrecks in the English channel out of Weymouth with Chris Caines and Aaron on the Tiger Lily. Tried out the new savage soft 4 play real herring shads coupled with out little fish jig heads and eagleclaw 635 hooks. Fist drift nice cod and it it hit as soon as I touched bottom.
The shad worked well only downside is they’re soft plastics and the teeth on the cod soon ripped them so take that into account they’re a good realistic swimming lure and will catch fish but don’t expect them to last too long.
Some really good Cod taken around the crew and everyone went home with some good fillets for our freezers. I also managed to try out some new lures too but more on those soon once I have the images done and catch video, just toooo bizzy catching the fish but someone has to do it !!!!
Monday 11th June and a much needed day out fishing with my son Andy who has struggled all year so far to get a day off from his own business. A wrecking trip for the Cod on Chris Caines boat Tiger Lily and a singles day so a good mixed bunch of guys.
I hadn’t planned to do any filming other than to get some rigs and more new lures plus test out a new super light strong and very braid friendly sea boom I am about to launch, oh and by the way it worked a treat and stood up to getting caught in the wrecks and taking some good prime cod.
Weather was perfect and the crew were a good jovial bunch and Chris was supported by his crewman Aarron who is very supportive to the anglers in netting the fish, providing help and the tea of course. When we arrived at the first mark I put on a rhubarb fat tail worm and the new sea boom plus a 10oz ball weight with 20lb rotten bottom link and Andy one of our twin tail little fishy rhubarb and custard lures.
Bang he was into cod straight away and landed a nice fit fighting 8lb fish and I hooked into one about same weight. On the boat was a father and son team and the lad was about 12 years old but new exactly what he was doing and got into some nice cod pretty quick too. See the video and you will see just how hot he was and outfished his father and many other anglers on the boat.
We went home with a good bag of filleted cod for the vac bags and the freezer and some pricelss video was shot showing the next generation of quality young anglers coming along so how good is that !! I am out again on the 20th of June and will be doing final testing of the braid friendly sea booms and if all goes well they will go on sale just after.
A classic days fishing and filming out of Weymouth on Wednesday 23rd May 2012 aboard the charter boat Tiger Lily skippered by owner Chris Caines. I am shooting the Weymouth story of which it will consist of movies based on the seasons and species of fishing out of Weymouth and aboard the Tiger Lily. A series of movies will then end with “The Best Of” style movie.
First movie was Pollock and Plaice and this one is on the Cod and by way of a break from the very hectic hard fishing for the cod some conger fishing with the hook down for a short while took place and some nice fish brought to the boat and released.
I had booked myself out for the day just filming and Chris told me we had a good very experienced crew of guys from a sea angling club in Southampton and this was day three of a five day annual angling holiday. I will have some pictures of their previous days to post soon as they had a great day on the Tuesday plaice fishing.
As you will see from the movie the weather was perfect with low winds and sun all day, like any trip until you get to the wreck you just don’t know what the conditions are going to be like or what fish stocks that the wreck will give up. Fish came up on the very first drift so that was promising and they just kept coming and coming and coming with the fish of the day just under 23lbs taken on a Rhubarb & Custard eddystone 1999 Eddy Jelly eel.
There are more parts to this days fishing to come as the idea for the days filming was to put to the test some of my new lures and did they perform well you will have to wait and see plus we tested those new Red Gill twin tails and the vibro shads. Well like any post it’s worthless without pictures well I go one better and show it live on video !!!
Enjoy the movie and if you want a good angling holiday with the chance of a fish or two or three then contact Chris Caines and try out Weymouth and what it has to offer, their Fish & Chips are pretty dam good too. View full screen 1080p HD it’s awesome.
Well here it is and it just doesn’t get much better than this, it also confirms why so many anglers enjoy the all year round fishing that this south coast port offers, myself included.
Enjoy the first part of the Tiger Lily movie as it’s planned to upgrade this during the year to show the species and seasons out of Weymouth and on their vast amount of wrecks that are dotted around the area.
Details on how to charter Tiger Lily are on the movie and Chris will always do his best to cater for individuals too both beginners and experienced anglers.
Following my last post and for the life of me I couldn’t remember the crewmans name on the Weymouth Cat the Tiger Lily. So with advice from his skipper and a picture let me put this to bed and you can now meet “Royston” I think this image will show his energy well enough too.