30th November 2022.

Evening update.....

I managed to get up pretty early for me and got the lines in the water at 8.45. Straight into fish, catching two's and threes for quite a long first drift.

I had a decent amount aboard after a couple more drifts.

The fishing slowed down an hour after high water, I ended up with 30 kilos for 3 hours fishing. 

Covered with plastic and ice to keep them in prime condition, they will be on their way to London tomorrow morning. 

Hopefully I'll be able to do similar tomorrow .

This morning's market prices from Newlyn:-

Brixham's:-

Latest from windguru :-

The squid fishing was good this morning, I'll update later after I've landed. 

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29th November 2022.

Plenty of bass being netted at 瞿6.50 per kilo.

Here's the full list from Newlyn:-

Brixham's:-

I know a few boats tried the squid this morning. There was still quite a bit of ground sea and the water hasn't cleared much. One had none, another just covered the bottom of a box. Bit more of a breeze tomorrow but it should be flatter and hopefully cleared a bit more. I shall be having my first trip since the 20th September!

Here's the latest from windguru:-

Further ahead:-

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28th November 2022.

This morning's market prices from Newlyn:-

Brixham's:-

The latest from windguru:-

Further ahead:-

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27th November 2022.

A few boats tried the squid this morning, the water was murky and I think the top boat only had 15 fish with 3 crew on it. The ones that tried the mackerel were catching just smalls, one had about a kilo of mediums. 

Tuesday might be worth a try if the water clears a bit. The ground sea is dropping out which will help the squiding. 

Thursday is looking good as well:-

Nice small tides all week .

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25th November 2022.

No prices from Newlyn today. 

Brixham's:-

Latest from windguru:-

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24th November 2022.

Only 10 boxes of mackerel on the market this morning, 95% of it small @ 25p per kilo. The half a box of mediums fetched twice as much as all the smalls.

Here's the full list from Newlyn:-

Latest windguru update:-

This morning's market prices from Brixham:-

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23rd November 2022.

This morning's market prices from Newlyn:-

Latest update from windguru:-

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22nd November 2022.

Update (3pm)..........

This morning's market prices from Newlyn:-

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Only Brixham's prices available so far today (1pm):-

Latest update from windguru:-

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21st November 2022.

Plenty of squid caught on Friday and Saturday. I know one boat had 70 kilos on the fleeting Saturday and the ones that did the early low water had twice as much. The weather has put paid to that track for a while, lots of wind and ground sea this week.

Next week is looking good, first time for ages there has been whites and light blues on the chart:-

I went aboard last week for the first time in 7 weeks and gave the engine a run, fired up straight away . If that forecast is right I'll be wetting the squid jigs and maybe the mackerel feathers. Big tides all this week, dropping off nicely when the calmer weather is due.

No prices from Newlyn or Brixham yet (1.00pm). If they become available I'll update later this afternoon. 

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18th November 2022.

This morning's market prices from Newlyn:-

This morning's market prices from Brixham:-

Latest from windguru:-

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17th November 2022.

This morning's market prices from Newlyn:-

This morning's market prices from Brixham:-

Latest from windguru:-

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16th November 2022.

No prices from Newlyn again today, just Brixham's. 

Latest from windguru:-

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15th November 2021.

No prices from Newlyn yet (12pm).

Brixham's:-

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14th November 2022.

The gillneting season has well and truly started. I don't participate in that method anymore but there's still quite a few that do. I know a couple of boats shut Saturday night with extremely different results. One had a lot of bass and the other, my mate Dave on the "Boy Nathan" had a lot of weed!

Brixham's prices are available, still waiting for Newlyn's (12.30pm):-

The latest from windguru:-

Further ahead:-

Tides for the week:-

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11th November 2022.

No prices from Newlyn today, only Brixham's:-

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10th November 2022.

Mainly just mackerel and squid on this morning's market at Newlyn:-

More for auction at Brixham:-

Latest from windguru:-

Further ahead:-

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9th November 2022.

This morning's market prices at Brixham:-

Hopefully Newlyn's prices will be available in a bit. 

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8th November 2022.

P.M. update.......

This morning's market prices from Newlyn:-

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Brixham's prices:-

No Newlyn prices yet (12pm).

The latest from windguru:-

Prediction for next week:-

Tides:-

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7th November 2022.

This morning's market prices from Newlyn:-

Brixham's:-

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4th November 2022.

The latest from windguru:-

Further ahead:-

Tides for the week:-

Prices from Brixham today but still trying to get Newlyn's (2pm).

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3rd November 2022.

No market prices available again today 對.

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2nd November 2022.

No market prices available today. 

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1st November 2022.

Saw a couple of mackerelers come in this morning with 2 to 3 boxes each. Apparently there are lots of seals making the fishing challenging. 

Here's today's prices from Newlyn:-

Brixham's:-

The latest from windguru:-

Further ahead:-

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31st October 2022.

Only Brixham's prices available so far today (1.30pm).

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30th October 2022.

The latest from windguru:-

The biggest of the ground sea arriving on Sunday. 

Tides for next week:-

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28th October 2022.

No prices from Newlyn yet (2pm), just Brixham's:-

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27th October 2022.

Looking at this morning's prices, some of the bass up for auction must have been lower quality netted fish. Medium mackerel at 瞿100 per box is a good option.

Here's the full list from Newlyn:-

The winds are staying southerly, which will keep the mackerel catches on the north coast fetching a decent price. 

Neap tides on the way.

I expect there will be some anchors and nets going aboard some boats next week.

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26th October 2022.

Today's prices:-

Newlyn:-

Brixham's:-

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25th October 2022.

Hardly any fish up for auction at Newlyn this morning, here's the short list:-

A lot more landed at Brixham:-

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24th October 2022.

No fish prices available so far today (3.00pm).

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23rd October 2022.

There a few tripping boats and a couple of mackerelers out over low this morning. It's quite calm out there:-

The latest from windguru:-

Mostly southerly with the ground sea building by the end of the week.

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21st October 2022.

No prices available today (3.30pm).

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20th October 2022.

The latest from windguru:-

Nothing settled looking ahead, good wind direction for mackereling in the Bay though.

No prices from Newlyn yet, only Brixham's:-

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19th October 2022.

No prices available from Newlyn yesterday, still trying to get today's. Only Brixham's so far:-

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18th October 2022.

Only Brixham's prices available at the moment (11.30am).

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17th October 2022.

This morning's market prices from Newlyn:-

Tides for the week:-

Latest from windguru:-

No sign of any calm weather on the horizon:-

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14th October 2022.

No prices from Newlyn yet (1.30pm).

Here's Brixham's:-

Latest from windguru:-

Plenty of colour in the long-range:-

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13th October 2022.

This morning's market prices from Newlyn:-

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12th October 2022.

This morning's market prices from Newlyn:-

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11th October 2022.

This morning's market prices from Newlyn:-

Windguru's prediction for the week:-

Next week:-

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10th October 2022.

There's a few more bass showing close to home, my mate tried a couple of hours over the weekend and had these:-

More squid on the market as well, here's the full list:-

The latest from windguru:-

Further ahead:-

Tides for the week:-

My mum passed away peacefully early Saturday morning so I won't be going to sea for a couple of weeks.

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7th October 2022.

Only Brixham's market prices available so far today (2pm).

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6th October 2022.

This morning's market prices at Newlyn:-

And Brixham's:-

The latest from windguru:-

Further ahead:-

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5th October 2022.

This morning's market prices at Newlyn:-

And Brixham's:-

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4th October 2022.

This morning's market prices at Newlyn:-

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3rd October 2022.

I won't be fishing at all this week due to family health problems. 

I will post the fish prices when available. 

Here's the latest from windguru:-

Further ahead:-

Tide times for the week:-

 

Brixham's prices this morning:-

Newlyn's prices aren't available yet (12.45pm).

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30th September 2022.

No market prices today . 

29th September 2022.

Keeping my eye on Sunday's forecast with a view to going squidding, it was looking good yesterday but has changed again. Might change back.

Monday looks good. 

Couldn't get Newlyn's prices yesterday, today's aren't available yet either. Just Brixham's again so far:-

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28th September 2022.

This morning's prices from Brixham:-

No Newlyn prices available yet. 

27th September 2022.

Most of the prices are looking low from this morning's market at Newlyn, the box worth of bass must have been gillneted or trawled I would guess.

Here's the full list:-

And Brixham's:-

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26th September 2022.

A few boats tried the mackerel yesterday on the fleeting, I know one had 15 kilos of good stuff and some small.

Plenty of days of wind ahead, but a hint of calm weather at the end of the long-range forecast :-

Tides for the week:-

No prices available from Newlyn yet, just Brixham's:-

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25th September 2022.

I would have gone today if it wasn't for an infected lump on my back that started erupting lastnight. Half way through a course of penicillin. There's a few shellfish boats out over low, I expect the hook and line boats will go on the flood.

The next workable day could be Thursday if the prediction doesn't change. 

I'll post the prices tomorrow if they are available. 

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23rd September 2022.

Less mackerel on this morning's market, hence the jump up to 瞿5.00+ per kilo. Here's the full list:-

Here's Brixham's for comparison:-

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September 2022.

No prices from Newlyn yet, only Brixham's:-

I can't go today, going to have a maintenance day tomorrow and plan to fish on Sunday when the northerly wind eases off.

Next week is looking pretty colourful:-

I'll post Newlyn's prices in a bit if I can get them. 

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21st September 2022.

I tried the squid again on the fleeting yesterday. I had what I thought was a decent sized one on quite quickly but it wasn't doing the usual tugging, soon found out why. 

First one of the season, don't like them, give me the creeps.

I could land them but I put them back where I think they should stay, on the sea bed. 

There was no tide or the slightest breeze out there yesterday, the boat stayed still. I searched around for marks and tried a few spots I have saved but it was dead. I had one squid and another octopus. After an hour and a half it was squid 1 - octopus 2, so I gave up.

There was a couple of boats out on the mackerel at the same time, I know one of them had 3 boxes, half good stuff and half small. Medium went up a bit this morning to a average of 瞿2.48.

Here's the full list from Newlyn this morning:-

I'm not going today, got other things to sort out. Might try the mackerel tomorrow afternoon if I have the time. 

Sunday is looking ok, but then there's a fresh northwesterly for a couple of days. 

Decent size tides for bass and mackerel ahead. 

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20th September 2022.

PM. Update.....

This morning's market prices from Newlyn:-

I tried the bass for an hour and a half yesterday morning, there was a couple of small marks but all I had was one undersize pollack. I gave up and had a go on the squid, they were few and far between. I had a big one on for about 10 seconds, don't remember having one pull so hard. Didn't even start to bring it up, after half a dozen strong pulls it parted off one of it's arms. By the size of the arm left on the jig it was a squid of well over a kilo.  

Only managed to catch 4.

1.25k for 4 squid. 

Sundays bass came out from under the plastic and ice looking in perfect condition. 11 fish for 12.8k.

Quite a lot of mackerel on this morning's market, I'll post the prices later while I'm at sea if they are available. 

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19th September 2022.

Unwound the first line at half tide ebbing yesterday and had one on ice before I put the weight on!

The fishing turned out a bit slower than the day before, maybe due to the cut in the tide. I did see the first half decent mark up the stones for a long time and managed to have a few out of it.

Had 7 keepers and a couple of throw backs on the ebb and 4 keepers for the first 2 hours of the flood. There was a couple of half decent ones.

Still a few pollack amongst them, only one big one though. 

I brought a couple of boxes of ice back from Newlyn the night before so I could store them at home and save the drive in until later tonight, hopefully with a few more from today's high water session. Plastic and ice should keep them in tiptop condition. 

Latest from windguru:-

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September 2022.

A quick update before I go and do the late shift. Did the last half of the ebb yesterday and had 10 bass, all keepers.

They went quiet when the tide eased off and the pollack took over.

Last trip I stuck it out for the flood and it was dead. Heard a tripping boat on the radio saying they had caught a variety of fish including squid. The conditions were good for squidding so I packed the bass gear away and gave it a couple of hours. I only had one squid per slow drift and searched around for marks with no success. Ended up with 3 squid and a large mackerel. 

I shall stick to the bassing today. At least I've made a start to the week. 

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16th September 2022.

I managed to get this morning's market prices. The bass prices are good but mackerel were down to 瞿2.00 per kilo. Here's Newlyn's full list:-

And Brixham's:-

The latest update from windguru:-

The second half of next week keeps changing so not sure what it's going to be like:-

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15th September 2022.

No prices available from Newlyn or Brixham today.

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14th September 2022.

Looking like a summer wind forecast from Saturday onwards!

It's going to be a busy week if that's accurate. 

Still trying to get this morning's prices from Newlyn, only Brixham's available at the moment:-

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13th September 2022.

The mackerel and squid were scarce, with the early risers catching hardly any yesterday. I decided to put a full low water in concentrating on the bass. I tried the Bezzack at Godrevy to start with, had high hopes with there being lots of marks on the meter. I gave it an hour, had one take that came off straight away and one little half a pounder. 

Not sure if the marks were all small fish or there were good ones there not feeding. I moved out to the stones and started catching decent ones straight away. By low water I had caught 11, all keepers 

Had a couple of pollack as well, one was a nice 3 kilo bar of gold.

The tide started flooding and the bass went quiet. Had another 8 smallish pollack and just one more bass. Good days work, the London buyer was down for a visit and took the lot back with him.

The latest from windguru is showing a moderate northerly for a few days. 

Perfect tides for squid this weekend when the winds go light.

Hopefully this prediction for next week is right .

I'll post this morning's prices in a bit if they become available. 

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12th September 2022.

This morning's market prices from Newlyn:-

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11th September 2022.

Going by what the boats had yesterday morning I struggled to decide what to go for yesterday afternoon. One early mackereler only had 10 kilos, nearly all of it was small and a tripping boat only had 20 fish on the first of the flood so I ruled the mackerel out. A couple of boats tried the squid early and only had 3 each. So I tried the bass up the stones on the fleeting. I had 3 keepers in the first hour, one of them was a beauty. 

Just a bit under 3 kilos, 6lb 3oz in old money. A very fat fish!

There wasn't any decent marks up there and I towed another hour for nothing. I had a feeling that the squid might play up as the tide eased so packed the poles away and gave it a try. Bad decision, I only had one squid for an hours effort. It was a good sized one, bang on half a kilo.

I took them to Newlyn lastnight as I needed to get petrol. There was a lot of bass on the market from the south coast. More mackerel in there than I expected as well, at least 800k of good stuff, they won't be 瞿10 per kilo tomorrow! I'm not going to bother today, it's looking good for a long low water tomorrow .

Windguru is predicting the winds going light next weekend, with neap tides the squidding should hopefully be viable again. 

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9th September 2022.

Dave on the "Boy Nathan" tried mackereling in the Bay yesterday but only had half a dozen small ones. The wave hight is dropping off throughout the day tomorrow and I'll be giving the squid a try.

There's a lot of tide but it might be ok when it starts to ease off at around 4.30pm.

Quite a bit of northerly in the prediction for next week but not too strong, should get a few days at sea even if it's just searching for mackerel.

No prices from Newlyn today. Here's Brixham's for those that are interested:-

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8th September 2022.

This morning's market prices at Newlyn:-

Tomorrow is looking fresher than it was but Saturday is looking better.

Should get a few days in next week as well.

Brixham's prices:-

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7th September 2022.

There is a few mackerel to be had over the high water for those that are keen. No conditions for squiding until Friday afternoon.

I'll give it a good try then but the big tide will most probably reduce the catch. 

Looks like there's a few good days in the long-range prediction. 

No prices from Newlyn yet, here's Brixham's:-

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6th September 2022.

No prices from Newlyn yet (2.00pm).

5th September 2022.

Managed to get Newlyn's market prices today. Some of the mackerel was netted so handlined might be even higher than the averaged shown.

Here's the full list:-

Plenty of wind this week, I won't be going for a few days as I've other things to deal with. I expect a few will be trying the mackerel in the offshore wind, especially at 瞿200+ per box. 

Friday and Saturday might be ok for squiding but there's a lot of tide and more lift than I would like. Might be time to get the bass poles out again. 

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3rd September 2022.

Yesterday was one of those few days when the conditions were perfect for squiding, a light breeze, ideal sized tide and no ground sea. I fished from midday until nearly dark. Had my first "full house" for the season, 5 good sized squid on one line. The run was really good with quite a few weighing around 0.8k.

Took them into Newlyn lastnight as the ice machine on the quay has broke down, sounds like it's going to be out of action for quite a long time as from what I've heard it's a very expensive fix that's needed. 

68 squid came to 23.1 kilos. Three to a kilo is really good for where I normally fish. 

Think the weather is going to put stop to my fun at least until Thursday, even then there might be too much lift. 

There were a few bass caught on this side yesterday and a few mackerel showed up this morning. 

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2nd September 2022.

There was less lift last night and the fishing was a bit better. Despite having a major frap up with all 3 lines coming together, taking a while to sort out, I had 23 squid.

They were a good run, with the few I had the night before it came to just under 10 kilos. 

Off out to do the low water on them today, I'll post the prices if they are available later.

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1st September 2022.

It was calm enough to try the squid yesterday evening for a couple of hours. Thought it was going to be a total waste of time with just one squid aboard for the first hour. I found a small mark, concentrated on it for the last hour and ended up with 12 squid by last light. 

Three other boats were out after the mackerel but they packed up after an hour. I know one only had a dozen or so joeys that got shook back over the side.

I'm going to try and catch a few more squid this evening to make it worth going to Newlyn. The wind is forcasted to drop off nicely. A long day on them tomorrow is still on the cards, better make the most of it before the autumnal weather starts on Saturday. . 

No Newlyn prices available yet, just Brixham's. 

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31st August 2022.

It didn't calm off quick enough yesterday to go to sea. 

It's looking a bit better out there today, I think a couple turned up early this morning but didn't go.

Should be ok at 5.30 when the boats float .

I'll try the squid for a couple of hours. 

No Newlyn prices available yet, just Brixham's at the moment. 

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30th August 2022.

Only 60 kilos of good mackerel on this morning's market selling at 瞿200 per box, plenty of bass again.

Here's the full list:-

I took my weekends squid in lastnight, they came to 9 kilos.

No expense spared with 30 pence worth of tesco bag protecting them from the ice.

I hope to have another go at them later. There's a few white caps out there at the moment and windguru isn't giving it easing off by fleeting time.

Bit of a stir up predicted for Monday on the long-range. 

Tides are cutting all week.

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31st August 2022.

It's looking better out there today, I think a couple turned up early this morning but didn't go.

Should be ok at 5.30 when the boats float.

I'll try the squid for a couple of hours. 

No Newlyn prices available yet, just Brixham's at the moment. 

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30th August 2022.

Only 60 kilos of good mackerel on this morning's market selling at 瞿200 per box, plenty of bass again.

Here's the full list:-

I took my weekends squid in lastnight, they came to 9 kilos.

No expense spared with 30 pence worth of tesco bag protecting them from the ice.

I hope to have another go at them later. There's a few white caps out there at the moment and windguru isn't giving it easing off by fleeting time.

Bit of a stir up predicted for Monday on the long-range. 

Tides are cutting all week.

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29th August 2022.

I tried the mackerel yesterday evening when the wind eased off. Dropped the line down and had one on straight away, it came off on the way up and that was it for half an hour. Heard the tripping boats on the radio saying how barren it was, so as the wind eased off more I went out deeper on the squid. Think I might have missed the best of it but did have 7 come up on the 2 lines in one spot. Picked away a few single ones and ended up with 14.

Windguru keeps changing, here's the latest prediction:-

Friday is looking like the best day of the week for a low water on the squid. 

Think I'll give it a rest today and go tomorrow evening on the fleeting at 5pm.

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28th August 2022.

There was a few squid out there on the fleeting yesterday. It was best while the tide was pushing, I had 20 by slack water. Only had 4 more over the high and an hour of the ebb. 

They weren't a bad run, 24 squid came to 6.4 kilos.

Here's the latest prediction from windguru. 

Further ahead:-

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27th August 2022.

I think I might have set a new record price for squid for my landing on Monday's market!

It's calming down nicely later for another try on them.

Windguru keeps changing but there should be a few workable days next week, even if its just searching for a few high priced mackerel. 

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26th August 2022.

Still plenty of bass being landed, mostly from the south coast I think. Only 160k of mackerel on this morning's market, with the good stuff fetching over 瞿7.00.

Here the full list from Newlyn:-

I tried the squid again yesterday afternoon, five 15 minute drifts for just 5 squid.

Not good enough, so I got the mackerel line out and gave it a couple of hours. Had two tows across Porthmeor for nothing and then came into the bay for ones and twos. Nearly covered the bottom of a box. Hard going.

It was worth the trip to Newlyn with the squid I had on ice from Wednesday. 4.8k at 瞿15.97 and 瞿25 for the mackerel. 

Think I'll give the squid another try tomorrow, they will keep well under plastic and ice for Tuesday's market. 

Here's the prices from Brixham:-

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25th August 2022.

Went squiding on the fleeting yesterday and the first hour was the best of it. I had 7 first drift, 5 second drift and then just the occasional one for the next couple of hours. Packed up a bit after high water with 18.

Bit fresh out there today, might give the mackerel a try later. The pleasure boats were having about 20 fish a trip yesterday. The wind is easing off a little bit later. 

I can't go tomorrow but Saturday is looking good, off the moorings before 9am or start at 3pm hmmm, 95% chance it will be the later .

A few days of moderate easterly from Sunday, backing and easing down midweek. 

The bass prices are creeping up and mackerel are around the 瞿150 per box mark.

Here's the full list from Newlyn's auction this morning:-

Here's Brixham's for those that are interested:-

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24th August 2022.

I was early yesterday on the fleeting, all geared up and just about to cast off when I realised I'd left an essential item at home.  Took 3/4 of an hour to battle through the holiday makers again 尹.

As I was going back onboard, one boat came in from squiding all low water for just 3 fish! Nearly didn't bother. I was very surprised when I had 7 first drift!

They were all in one spot, so I fished it for a couple of hours until it went dead. Packed up just before high water with 21.

Took them into Newlyn with the 11 from the last try, they averaged 4 1/2 fish to the kilo.

Dave on the "Boy Nathan" had a couple of trips on the mackerel for 18k of mostly good stuff, they should fetch a decent price with the lack of them about at the moment. 

My mate Mike who has the boat "Ol'Tuss" out of Hayle had a cracking cod on the rod around the 8 pound mark.

No prices available yesterday, hopefully I'll get today's in a bit.

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23rd August 2022.

No fish prices yet, I'm off out to try the squid again, will post them while I'm out there if they become available. 

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22nd August 2022.

I had my first try on the squid yesterday and didn't blank. Ideally there could have been a bit less lift, missed a few takes and lost a couple on the surface. Ended up with 11.

There were a couple of boats on the mackerel, one had half a box and the other did a bit better. Think I'll give the squid another try on the fleeting if the weather is good enough. 

Latest from windguru:-

Here's this morning's market prices from Newlyn:-

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19th August 2022.

This morning's market prices from Newlyn:-

Brixham's:-

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18th August 2022.

This morning's market prices from Newlyn:-

I went lastnight to try for a quick 10k of mediums at 瞿11+ and ended up with half that at half the price 尹.

Here's the latest from windguru:-

I'm not bothering today, my car needs to go the garage. Next trip will most probably be Saturday. There's a few squid turning up so I'll be giving them a good try on Tuesday.

Brixham's prices:-

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17th August 2022.

瞿11.63 for medium mackerel! Worth more than 1-2 bass this morning. A couple of boats had around the 20 kilos mark yesterday. One boat tried the squid and had half a dozen.

Here's the full list from Newlyn:- 

At 瞿290 per box full I'm tempted to come off the moorings for a quick try tonight. It might be calm enough by 7pm.

Here's the latest from windguru:-

And this morning's prices from Brixham:-

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16th August 2022.

This morning's market prices from Newlyn:-

Only 6 boxes of good mackerel on the market, 瞿7.00 for mediums. I gave it a try on the fleeting yesterday and didn't even cover the bottom of a box.

Think it's a couple of days off and try again on Thursday. 

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15th August 2022.

There was over half a tonne of bass on the market this morning, (4.5+ tonnes on Brixham) resulting in fish up to 2k averaging under 瞿11.00. There was a bit less mackerel than that with mediums going at 瞿5.44 per kilo. 

Here's the full list:-

It had been a while since I last tried the bass up the stones and blanked, so I gave it another try yesterday. Had two nice ones and a throw back in the first half an hour. 

Fished another 2 hours for nothing, well apart from this fine specimen of a pollack when I wound the last line in. It survived and swam off.

I would have done the full day on the bass today if the fishing was better. There hasn't been much mackerel this side either, the "Boy Nathan"s best try from 3 attempts was only 6k of mediums. I did hear one of the tripping boats say he was catching plenty while the tide was running yesterday, so I think I'll give it a couple of hours this evening. 

Here's the latest update from windguru :-

And this morning's prices from Brixham for those that are interested, that's a lot of bass!

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13th August 2022.

Here's the latest from windguru:-

I was toying with the idea of a couple of hours mackereling over high water this evening but info from the tripping boats is that it's very quiet out there still. Ten fish for about as many rods fishing for at least an hour on their last trip, think I'll wait a bit longer.

Itching to get back out there, expect I'll do something on the fleeting at 5pm tomorrow. 

The long-range is looking ok, not too windy and no more heatwave. 

There are plenty of undersized bass around the bay and the odd bigger one spotted amongst the mullet in the harbour. Should be a couple of squid showing in the next couple of weeks as well.

Tight lines .

11th August 2022.

This morning's market prices from Newlyn:-

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10th August 2022.

P.M. Update...

This morning's market prices from Newlyn:-

The hope was that the mackerel fishing got better as the tides got bigger, it's hasn't. "Boy Nathan" did the low water yesterday morning for only 15 kilos of mediums. I went on the fleeting and gave it a good 4 hours for just over 20 kilos. 

Less than half of it was mediums. 

It was a bit too hot for midday mackereling and it's only going to get worse with the heatwave starting tomorrow. Think I might have a few days off and catch up with paperwork and other things. The weekend evening tides should be a bit more bearable to work.

I saw an estimated 3 pound bass swimming around the harbour with the mullet before I went onboard yesterday, lots of undersized ones off rampers and Porthminster point. A mate told me that there wasn't anything up the stones or Godrevy yesterday morning, I think they are all stuffed with spider crab at the moment.

Here's the latest update from windguru:-

The cooler looking long-range:-

No prices available from Newlyn yet, should be able to get them in a bit.

Here's Brixham's 

Tight lines .

9th August 2022.

The mackerel averaged 瞿4.55 for mediums and large medium this morning. 

Here's the full list of prices:-

I got caught in two traffic jams yesterday and was late off the moorings again. I didn't miss much from what the others had by the time I got out there, the fishing was slower than the day before. 

Still quite a bit of small in the mix. 

I ended up with a hard earned 20 kilos of good stuff and 15 of small. 

Can't decide whether to stay on the mackerel today or push the gamble button and steam up the stones to see what the bass situation is like. 

Tight lines .

8th August 2022.

Medium mackerel averaged 瞿3.73 this morning, what did catch my eye was the price for 1 kilo plus pollack, I know catches are down and the fuel bill is making it less viable to steam so far.

Here's the full list from Newlyn:-

I had a bit less fish on yesterday's flood but the run was better than Saturdays. 34k of good stuff out of 60k.

I'll stick to the mackerel for now, tides are jumping up quite quickly this week. 

Lots of white boxes on the wind speed, that's what I like to see.

A hint of a change next week on the long-range. 

Tight lines .

7th August 2022.

Missed the fleeting by an hour yesterday morning, fished from 10am for a few hours. I didn't go past the Island and nearly filled up 4 boxes.

Not a good run of fish though.

40k of good and 50k of small. 

It's a start to the week. Off out to get some more.

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5th August 2022.

There was nearly 800 kilos of mackerel up for auction this morning, the average for mediums was 瞿3.04.

Here's the full list:-

Nice to see a few more squid showing on the list.

I got off the moorings last night at 7.30 and fished for 2 hours until it was too dark. It was quite rock and roll out there so didn't go very far. Managed to catch a box and a half. 

Bit more small than I expected for fishing close to the shore. 

The average price can be quite different from what you get, my mediums went for 瞿4.15 this morning so it was worth the effort. 

One of the Newlyn men came in with 7 or 8 boxes while I was landing late lastnight, if that continues over the weekend there could be quite a lot on the market by Monday morning. 

Here's Brixham's prices for those of you that are interested:-

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4th August 2022.

I got away as soon as I could on the fleeting yesterday evening, it comes in handy having just an 8 inch draft.

I had half a box onboard before a couple of the others got out there. The fishing was better than the day before, I found plenty of decent sized fish in close after having smaller ones out deeper. 

Ended up with 80 kilos of good stuff and 40k of small.

There was 660 kilos up for auction this morning and the average price was pretty good, 瞿4.27 for mediums. 

Here's the full list:-

Fresh northerly today, I'm not sure if anyone went this morning. I might weather it tonight for a couple of hours, the prices will be good again tomorrow.

Latest update from windguru:-

Tight lines .

3rd August 2022.

With only 280 kilos of mackerel on this morning's market the prices went up again to 瞿5.60 for mediums. 

Here's the full list:-

I went on the fleeting yesterday evening at 6pm and couldn't find much at all. After a good couple of hours I only had half a box, there was fish there, Dave on the "Boy Nathan" had 2 boxes when I packed up early. 

I was going to do the low water today but I'm feeling a bit rough, so I'll just do a couple of hours this evening. 

Here's the latest update from windguru :-

Next week is looking really good, I'll give the bass another try and might even wet a set of squid jigs for an hour. Too early I know but I had the first ones last year on the 18th August.

Prices from Brixham:-

Tight lines .

2nd August 2022.

The mackerel prices are gradually increasing as the landings get smaller. A bit over 600 kilos up for auction this morning with mediums averaging 瞿3.23.

Here's the full list:-

I did the evening tide again yesterday for half the amount I had on Sunday. 

52k of good stuff and 30k of small. 

I had a lot of hassle from a seal, he was pulling them off the line in arms reach of me. Would have caught a bit more if it wasn't for him. Expect I'll be feeding him again this evening. 

Latest from windguru:-

The long-range is showing some hot calm days next week.

This morning's prices from Brixham:- 

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1st August 2022.

The sample of fish was a lot better yesterday than it was on Saturday and there were plenty to be had as well. I went on the fleeting and by high water had filled six boxes. 

A lot of good sized mediums and more large mediums than I have been having, they gave my light gear a hammering though, need to tie some more sets today. 

36 kilos of large mediums and 20 kilos of mediums went up to London which left 66k of mediums and 40k small to go on the market. 

There was nearly 1,300 kilos up for auction this morning and the prices weren't too bad. They averaged 瞿2.50 for mediums and 瞿3.94 for large mediums.

Here's the full list:-

The latest update from windguru is showing nothing to stop us for the whole week:-

I'll be going again at 5.30 this evening.

The tides are slowly cutting this week.

Tight lines .


31st July 2022.

Glad I made the effort yesterday evening, the mackerel were not hard to find. There was a lot of small though. I caught most of it off Porthmeor, with a little bit of good stuff close to the Island. 

66 kilos of decent stuff out of 148k.

There were a few landings from Newlyn boats in the fridge lastnight, they were quite a bit less than what they have been having so hopefully the prices won't be too bad in the morning. I did notice a lot of bass in there from one boat (jealous!).

Here's the latest update from windguru:-

The wind is easing down this evening so I'll have a few hours on it again and see what I can add to the tally.

Tight lines .

30th July 2022.

I'm going to try the mackerel on the evening tide. Hopefully the prices won't be too bad on Monday morning. The buyers might be a bit keener to get their hands on some at the beginning of the week. If it's any good I'll just do the evening tide again tomorrow. Monday might be a low water session looking at the forecast. 

Here's the long-range prediction. 

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29th July 2022.

I went bassing on the fleeting yesterday with high hopes of catching more than the day before, I blanked! Can't remember that happening this time of the year. It wasn't just me, a couple of mates out of Hayle blanked as well. I worked the stones for a couple of hours, no marks up there. I then gave the Bezzack over Godrevy a good hour, plenty of marks but they weren't interested at all. Towed through them at least 20 times for sod all.

I took Wednesday's catch into Newlyn lastnight. 

Just about enough to pay for next week's petrol. 

The good mackerel price bubble has burst, mediums averaged 瞿1.54 per kilo this morning. There was a lot of bass on the market as well, keeping the price low.

Here's the full list:-

Definitely a day off for me today, not sure what to do tomorrow. 

Tight lines .

28th July 2022.

I had an early (for me) start yesterday, had to be down the harbour at 9am to have my "watching your every move" device fitted. Apparently it isn't law yet but if you don't have it done and it becomes forcible you won't get the cost of the device back.

I went up the stones on the fleeting and there were birds working, they stopped as soon as I got my lures in the water.

It took about half an hour to catch my first bass, he was only about 35cm.

Swam off to grow bigger. 

The next one was a keeper around the kilo mark with a bit missing off his tail.

I had a couple more by the time the tide started to ease off, the last one was about 1.5k.

With the fishing being quite slow I packed up and grabbed my last 13 pots on the slack water. I kept 4 nice lobsters out of them, that's my potting season finished until next March.

The mackerel men had about 100 kilos of good stuff over the morning low water. There was a few boxes per boat to be had on the fleeting as well. With nearly a tonne and a half up for auction this morning the price obviously dropped, they averaged 瞿2.80 for mediums. Plenty of bass on the market as well with them making around 瞿10.50 per kilo.

Here's the full list:-

Two days of flat calm left, here's the latest from windguru:-

Nothing in the long-range forecast to keep the boats in:-

I'll fleet at 3pm, haven't decided what to go for yet.

I've got a few trips down the harbour to bring the pots and hauler back home before the tide comes in.

Tight lines .

27th July 2022.

There was 800+ kilos of mackerel up for auction this morning, mediums were still averaging a good price at 瞿4.44 per kilo.

Most of the St Ives boats only had one box each, a few Newlyn boats found quite a bit more yesterday. 

Here's the full list:-

I did 3 hours yesterday for 20 kilos of good stuff.

I'm going to try the bass today on the fleeting, if that's no good I'll get the remainder of my pots in. 

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26th July 2022.

Medium mackerel averaged a pound per kilo less today at 瞿4.53. There was more on the market, 660 kilos. In contrast the bass price was up a couple of pounds.

Here's the full list:-

I was late away yesterday and only fished from 2.30 until 5.30. It was slow going apart from one small bunch that I had 3 full strings of good stuff out of. Ended up with enough to take to Newlyn. 

I didn't bother landing the small, there was only half a kilo. 

33 kilos of good stuff. 

It was quite shuffly on the corner of the head when the ebb kicked in yesterday, will be better today.

Think I'll stick to the mackerel, might have a change over to bass tomorrow depending on the mackerel prices. Looking perfect for polling for a couple of days. 

Tight lines .

25th July 2022.

I had better fishing yesterday on the fleeting than I did on Saturday. Did about 4 hours for 65 kilos.

Took them to Newlyn last night with the box from Saturday, good run of fish, 17k large mediums, 63k mediums and only 12k of small.

There was a total of 340 kilos of mackerel up for auction this morning, mediums averaged 瞿5.52 per kilo. 

Here's the full list:-

It's going to be quite fresh from the northwest on the fleeting at 1pm, but I'll have another try today. At least it's going to be dry.

The tides are slowly jumping, which might result in a few more fish turning up. 

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24th July 2022.

I went on the fleeting yesterday morning, the fishing was slow with the occasional one or two coming up. Only had a couple of decent string fulls in the four hours that I was out. Managed to fill a box up. Hopefully there wont be much on the market tomorrow and the prices will make it worth while.

Off out to catch a few more today, fresh offshore wind so won't be going very far.

Next week is looking good, nice light winds so more options open.

Tight lines.

22nd July 2022.

This morning's market prices from Newlyn:-

Bit of wind over the weekend but a workable direction. 

Looking calm from Tuesday onwards. 

I'll be back on the mackerel tomorrow. 

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July 2022.

Can't go today so I went lastnight from the end of the quay. Did a couple of hours for not quite a box.

A good run of fish again. 

17 kilos of decent stuff.

There's quite a few boats on it this morning, I expect landings will go up and the prices down a bit tomorrow. 

I'll post this morning's prices if they become available in a bit.

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20th. July 2022.

I went over low water yesterday, the plan was to bass on the ebb and if that was no good I'd mackerel on the flood. The forecast was for a moderate southwesterly but we got a fresh west northwest instead. So I spent the ebb in the shelter of the Island catching mackerel one at a time. The wind did ease a bit on the flood so I moved out off Porthmeor to try and build on the hard earned half a box I had by low water. 

By the time I could get back in the fishing was getting a little bit better but I had had enough by then, packed up with a box and a bit.

26 kilos of good stuff. 

There was less than 8 boxes on the market so I was hopeful that they would make over 瞿100.

Managed to aquire the prices this morning and the average for mediums was 瞿8.20! On those prices that bit of mackerel earned me 瞿220. 

Here's the full list from Newlyn this morning:-

I'm tempted to have an hour this evening when the wind eases a bit.

Here's the tides for the week:-

Tight lines (with more than one mackerel at a time!).

19th July 2022.

The mackerel catches are still decreasing, the "Boy Nathan" tried for an hour lastnight and only had 25 fish.

I'm going to do the low water today. Might try the bass first.

Only Brixham's prices available so far today, I'll let you know if I can get hold of Newlyn's. 

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18th July 2022.

I tried the mackerel again lastnight for a couple of hours, wasn't so much fish there. Only had 2/3 of a box, 14 kilos when the smalls were took out.

Day off today. 

Will post the fish prices later if they become available. 

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17th July 2022.

I did a few hours yesterday evening on the mackerel. 

Started out Porthmeor and filled a box in an hour and a half, there were quite a few small amoungst them, iced them up to keep them in pristine condition and came into the bay for the high water. There was a better run of fish in close and I had another box and a half. 

Took them to Newlyn lastnight, not a bad run of fish.

50 kilos of good stuff and 11 of small. Spread the mediums into 3 boxes to keep the weight off the bottom ones. It's all about being quality conscious. 

A few Newlyn boats had landings of single figures in the fridge so hopefully the prices will be good tomorrow. 

I might have a couple of hours this evening when it cools down a bit. Here's the latest from windguru:-

No heat issues from Tuesday onwards:-

Tight lines! .

16th July 2022

Off out to try the mackerel on the fleeting.

There's a bit of an obstruction where I've been catching them lately at the moment.

Higher than the Island and dwarfing the Lifeboat!

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15th July 2022.

Only three of us went mackereling on the fleeting yesterday. Peter Tanner on the "Frances Rose" fished off Porthmeor until high water for a box, I stayed by the island and only had half a box by the time he packed up. I stuck it out for an hour of the ebb and doubled what I had.

I ended up with 28 kilos of good stuff. 

The only other boat out was the "Boy Nathan". Dave went searching around for better fishing but there wasn't any to be had and he ended up with half a box.

Haven't got the list of today's market prices yet, but I have the tally for mine this morning, 瞿5.69 for mediums. 

Expect I'll have another try tomorrow evening, it's not looking too hot then. Here's the latest from windguru:-

After Monday's possibly record heat, there's nothing in the forecast to stop the fishing .

Might be a couple of late low waters on the cards.

P.M. update...  No Newlyn prices available today, just Brixham's:-

Tight lines . 

14th July 2022

Medium mackerel went up this morning to 瞿4.41 from yesterday's 瞿3.38 average. 

Here's the full list:-

I managed to catch 4 boxes yesterday. 

Bit more small but still a good run of fish.

75 kilos of good stuff out of 94. 

I'll be trying to do the same again today.

Windguru's latest update:-

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13th July 2022.

The "Boy Nathan" went up Godrevy yesterday morning, no birds or fish up there and it was the same on the afternoon flood for one of the Hayle bass fishermen. Found out this morning that all the bass action was down the western carricks (seal island) where the birds went mad for a short while over low with one boat caching 9 in an hour. I stuck to the fuel friendly mackereling at the corner of the head and had 3 boxes. 

Good run of fish.

Only 10% small.

There was a bit over 700 kilos up for auction this morning and they averaged 70p for smalls, 瞿3.38 mediums and 瞿4.67 for large mediums. There wasn't as much caught by the early birds this morning, think one boat had 3 boxes but that was the best.

Here's the full price list:-

Bit fresh from the North today with a welcomed drop in temperature. Think I'll be having a look for a few mackerel on the fleeting. 

Latest update from windguru:-

Long-range prediction has a bit of colour in it:-

Tight lines .

12th July 2022.

This morning's market prices:-

I went east on the fleeting yesterday and stayed targeting the high priced mackerel. There was a couple of boats catching a few bass there, I was nearly tempted to change over to them but was picking away at the mackerel. I ended up with 27 kilos.

The run wasn't quite as good, 12ksmall, 12k medium and 3.5k of large mediums. 

While I thought I was doing ok 'ish', one boat fishing closer to home caught 5 boxes. Haven't yet decided whether to mackerel there, or bass up the east today.

Here's the latest from windguru, not quite so hot with a northerly breeze for a few days:-

Back to baking on Sunday and Monday. 

The tides are jumping, fairly big spring tide on the way:-

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11th July 2022.

Medium mackerel were around the 瞿6.00 per kilo mark this morning with only 7 boxes of them on the market. 

Here's the full list of prices:-

I stuck to the mackereling on the midday fleeting yesterday and spent the tide chasing birds around the bay. There wasn't quite as much mackerel compared to Saturday but more pollack about. I ended up with 21 kilos of macs and 26 kilos of pollack. 

I had another bass on the feathers but it was undersize. 

A couple of boats did the early low water for about a box each.

Think I'll go bird chasing again today to start with.

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10th July 2022.

There was at least 4 of us that tried the mackerel yesterday on the fleeting. The others gave up after an hour with just a handful of fish. I stuck it out for the full tide catching ones and twos deep in the bay. I found one good bunch that had pollack and a few bass in, ended up filling two boxes.

There were a few small mackerel in it but a decent amount of large mediums as well.

The pollack were all 0-1's. I had 3 bass, just the one was size.

Not a bad start to what looks like being a busy week. 

The only weather issue this week will be the heat, a bit extra ice required. 

Out again now with the dilemma of whether to use mackerel feathers or bass lures......

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9th July 2022.

Went yesterday and brought half the pots in and will get the rest in the next few days. Im going to concentrate on bass and mackerel for the rest of the year (and hopefully squid in a couple of months time).

Off out to try the mackerel this morning. 

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8th July 2022.

Newlyn prices not available yet, I'll keep trying. 

Just Brixham's at the moment:-

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7th July 2022.

Medium mackerel averaged just under a fiver per kilo this morning, here's the full list:-

I did a couple of hours lastnight and dropped on a bunch of string fulls straight away, had a box full in the first 10 minutes! It was slow after that with just ones and twos coming up. Worth the effort at those prices.

Most of them were mediums. 

Ended up with 40 kilos.

A couple of boats did the low water for just 2 boxes a man.

Here's the latest update from windguru:-

Looking good all next week:-

Decent sized spring tides next week:-

Nice calm day tomorrow to go and bait the rest of my pots up and maybe have a look for bass marks. 

Tight lines .

6th july 2022.

I had a good look around the stones yesterday at all my ebb tide spots and there were no marks at all. I didn't bother trying and hauled a few pots instead. They had been left far to long without a haul and the ropes were lagged in weed and a couple of end weights had chafed out. Didn't see a single lobster. Sorted most of them out by low water and gave up to try the mackerel on the first of the flood. Managed to catch a couple of boxes to save the day.

Here's the latest from windguru:-

Looking pretty good for next week.

This morning's market prices from Newlyn:-

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5th July 2022.

The evening mackerel catches continued to decrease last night.

Good timing by John on the "Wave Dancer" that does historical talks around the bay to be passing on one of the very few strings of fish I had.

I ended up with 30 kilos of good stuff. 

Changing over to low waters today. Plan "A" is to bass the ebb, get some pots baited up on the slack water low and then bass or mackerel the flood. 

No prices from Newlyn yet, will add them here if they become available. 

Tight lines .

4th July 2022.

My mackerel catches are getting smaller. Went from 8 boxes on Thursday to 6 boxes on Saturday, good run of fish still with just 8k of small, 105k of mediums and 30k of large medium. 

Tried again lastnight for a few hours and had 3 boxes. I left Dave on the "Boy Nathan" to have the last half an hour to himself and he had an extra box. Strange clouds reflecting the sun.

I'll give it another try this evening. Here's the latest from windguru:-

Think it will be low waters from tomorrow for a few days. My pots are well overdue a haul and the tides are good for it.

Light to moderate northerly for the foreseeable future with no ground sea . 

I'll post the market prices in a bit if they are available.

P.M. update... Newlyn's prices. 

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2nd July 2022.

Got up early enough to do the low water this morning but decided not to go until this evening. I was going to try the bass and if that failed go mackereling. There were no birds feeding out Porthmeor or up Godrevy (webcams are handy) so I'm going to do an overdue gear oil change instead. I heard of one boat trying the mackerel this morning and only having 6 kilos.

Latest update from windguru:-

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1st July 2022.

There was a few bass on the market this morning, first for about a week. I know 5 were caught and put back (no bass entitlement) on mackerel feathers by 2 St Ives boats yesterday.

2 tonnes of mackerel brought the average price down to 瞿1.96 for mediums. While I was in Newlyn lastnight there was a Falmouth potter landing a box full of octopus . Apparently there are loads of them this season feasting on lobsters in the pots. There was a 9 minute section on radio Cornwall yesterday about the huge rise in Common Octopus numbers. Google octopus radio Cornwall if you want a listen. 

Here's the full list from Newlyn:-

 

I managed to catch 6 boxes yesterday to complete a full week's mackereling, can't remember the last time I did that!

A couple of boxes went direct to London and the rest on the market. 

Prices from Brixham this morning:- ( 瞿8.22!). 

Here the latest from windguru:-

Nice low wave hight all next week.

I need a bass fix, thinking about where and when to go.

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30th June 2022.

Plenty of mackerel there again yesterday with most of the boats coming in with 4 to 6 boxes each. Frank on the "Kelly Girl" was catching in the shallows off Porthgwidden beach.

I found a couple of good bunches there and ended up with 8 boxes.

Brilliant run of fish, could still see the bottom of the smalls box after sorting them all.

Only 8k of small from 205 kilos.

There was nearly 1,700 kilos on the market this morning and the average price dropped a pound from yesterday. Not a lot of anything else up for auction:-

Brixham's prices this morning:-

Here's the latest from windguru:-

I'm going to have a few hours on the mackerel when I fleet at 4 o'clock. The tides start cutting from Saturday.

Think I'll be baiting the pots up and shutting them somewhere a bit more productive on Monday (couldn't be any worse than the last 2 hauls). 

Tight lines and full boxes!

29th June 2022.

The mackerel price was up a bit this morning with there being a bit less on the market (just under 1,000 kilos).

Someone had 3 bass on there for just under 瞿100. 

Here's the full list :-

I'll stick to the mackerel today, might get the poles out on Friday. 

Latest update from windguru:-

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28th June 2022.

There was about 1,700 kilos of mackerel up for auction this morning on Newlyn. The prices dropped a bit from yesterday but were still good for the quantity landed. Large medium 瞿4.48, medium 瞿2.65 and small 74p.

Here's the full list of prices:-

A few boats went in the morning and averaged about 4 boxes each, I did my usual late start and fished from 2pm for a few hours. The fishing was really good, filled up 8 boxes of mostly good stuff. 

30k of large medium, 141k of mediums and only 29k of small. 

I expect a few will go this afternoon in the wind and rain but I have other stuff to do. I'll fish tomorrow and Thursday. 

It's forecasted to go northerly by Sunday, but a workable strength and wave hight. 

This morning's prices from Brixham:-

Tight lines . 

27th June 2022.

There wasn't so much fish yesterday on the fleeting, I did about 4 hours for 2 and a half boxes. 

Mediums averaged 瞿3.24 and large mediums 瞿5.48 on Newlyn this morning. There was nearly 1,200 kilos up for auction so the prices were pretty good. 

Here's the full list:-

Less wind today so if the fishing is slow again, venturing out deeper is an option. 

Windguru:-

Tomorrow is definitely the day to catch up with other chores.

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26th June 2022.

The mackereling was good yesterday. I was only expecting a couple of boxes and the light gear I was using parted a few hooks out on the decent sized fish. There was only three of us out there on it. Took them into Newlyn last night to free up my boxes incase it's as good again today. 

115 kilos of good stuff out of 167, happy with that.

The latest update from windguru:-

The ground sea is dropping away from Thursday. 

Tight lines .

25th June 2022.

Looking nice and flat for a bit of mackereling on the fleeting today. 

Still a small tide so I don't think bassing on the shore would be profitable. 

From what they are forecasting it might be 4 days of just mackereling (maybe 3 as Tuesday is constant rain ).

Getting better from Wednesday onwards. 

I'll update with the mackerel news this evening. 

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24th June 2022.

P.M. update.....

This morning's market prices at Newlyn:-

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Yesterday's early bird mackerelers came in with 4 to 6 boxes. I did a couple of hours on the fleeting for 29 kilos, 19k of good stuff. It was far too hot to be out there in oilskins by midday.

No prices from Newlyn yet, here's Brixham's:-

There's a bit of ground sea on the way, peaking on Sunday. 

Not looking too bad on the long-range prediction. 

Tight lines .

23rd June 2022.

A quick update before I go to sea....

Tried the bass yesterday, just 2 fish.

Did the pots for nothing!

Tried the mackerel for the last hour and a half for just 20 fish.

One of those days.

Here's this morning's market prices from Newlyn:-

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22nd June 2022.

I did most of the ebb polling yesterday. It didn't start that well with the first 3 bass all undersize and pollack all under a kilo.

I was thinking about packing the lines away and doing the pots when I started catching a few keepers. I stuck it out until low water and ended up with 11.

It went quiet so I packed up and had a couple of hours mackereling at the corner of the Island. I managed to fill a box. After taking the smalls out there was 17 kilos of good stuff. The low water mackerelers had 3 to 4 boxes

My bass averaged exactly a kilo each.

Going to do the late low water again today. 

Here's the latest from windguru:-

No prices from Newlyn yet, I'll post the later if available. 

This morning's prices at Brixham:-

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21st June 2022.

Managed to get the prices from Newlyn this morning, not a lot to read with just 9 boxes of fish up for auction. The only one that interests me is the mackerel, 瞿4.64 for smalls!

The "Boy Nathan" was the only boat out from St Ives yesterday, plenty of cars on the quay and skiffs on moorings this morning though.

I don't think smalls will be 瞿4+ tomorrow morning. 

I'm going at midday with the dilemma of what to go for first. There hasn't been any big catches of bass yet, but it's the most enjoyable track when there's a few there. Plus I have just had this Facebook memory pop up on my phone from a year ago today. Could be an omen??

I think I'll have to give them a try for a couple of hours to start with and if they aren't there get the pots done for the rest of the ebb. As for the first of the flood this evening it might be mackereling.

Here's the prices from Brixham this morning:-

The latest update from windguru:-

Tight lines .

June 2022.

Still a bit fresh out there today for my liking. 

Plenty of white caps 

The next three days are looking good. 

I'll do the long low water tomorrow before the tide gets to late for getting back in.

The long-range is showing it freshening up from Friday, a good direction for mackereling if nothing else .

No prices available from Newlyn yet, only Brixham's:-

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17th June 2022.

Didn't have time to update yesterday. 

I went bassing up the stones on the fleeting Wednesday afternoon, had a bass an a decent pollack straight away.

Thought it was going to be a good session but it rapidly went down hill. I didn't see another bass until it started ebbing and that was my lot, just the two.

There was a few good pollack but most of them were 0-1's

The "Boy Nathan" was up there and had one bass when I spoke to him. I headed in about an hour before I needed to make the moorings, the bass played up and he ended up with 7. 

I did the low water yesterday to get the pots done.

Had a couple move a bit, but nothing that needed any serious untangling. The fishing was dire, only one keeper from 28 pots. Had one pot come up with 4 throw backs in it. I tried the bass on the first of the flood but only had 4 pollack. Should have went on the mackerel instead, one boat was landing 7 or 8 boxes while I was on the market. 

Didn't take long to land my 2 days work.

A lot of boxes for a handful of fish.

That's me done until Monday most probably.

Here's the latest from windguru:-

 

Not looking too bad on the long-range forecast at the moment. 

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15th June 2022.

The fishing was a bit better yesterday. I had one come off as soon as I started, felt like a good sized fish as well. Pulled in a few small pollack and a couple of sized bass all on the same line. For some reason the other blue and white eddystone wasn't catching so I tried a chunkier homemade green and glitter in hope of a bigger fish.

It caught a kilo bass straight away and 30 minutes later it had this cracking 5lb 12oz beauty. 

I had half a dozen keepers by high water. 

Fished a bit of the ebb for a couple more and a few pollack. The 8 bass came to 9 kilos.

I heard that the mackerel price went up to 瞿3.00+ for mediums yesterday with there being less caught. I'll be trying the bass again today on the fleeting. 

Here's this morning's market prices from Brixham:-

40 kilos of seafront @ 瞿21.50 per kilo!, someone must have a licence to land them I guess.

No prices from Newlyn yet. 

Here's the latest prediction from windguru:-

And the tides for the next 7 days:-

Tight lines .

14th June 2022.

A few of the boats went on the early tide yesterday and had 3 to 4 boxes of mackerel each. I was going to have the first hour of the fleeting on them yesterday but changed my mind when I heard that they weren't big money. Apparently mediums were around the 瞿1.90 mark. 

I tried the Bezzack first, no decent marks or fish, so headed out to the stones. There were a couple boats already fishing but they were trying all over the place, obviously not finding anything worth staying on. It was nearly high water when I eventually caught one.

The bass can sometimes come on the feed up there when the tide eases, didn't happen yesterday though, the small pollack did instead. I had about a dozen of them over the slack water. 

I stuck it out for a couple of hours on the ebb and did manage to catch 2 more bass. One was 1.57k ( just under 3 1/2lb ).

Needed to get petrol for today so I took them to Newlyn last night.

I would have earned more mackereling but prefer to do what I enjoy. I'll be trying the bass again this afternoon. 

No prices available from Newlyn yet, might get them later. 

Here's the latest from windguru:-

Still keeping an eye on the weekend northerly blast and wondering what to do with the pots, the wave height isn't looking too bad. 

13th June 2022.

Getting ready to go and tighten some lines hopefully. 

No fish prices from Newlyn yet, here's Brixham's for those that are interested. 

Species, total weight landed and price per kilo:-

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12th June 2022.

I went on the fleeting and decided to leave the bassing until tomorrow when it is calmer,there was a few mackerel about yesterday, plus the tripping boats had quite a few over low today. I had a box full in the first hour.

It took an hour and a half to fill the next one.

It was a good run of fish, I took the smalls out for bait and was left with 45 kilos of decent ones.

I'm itching to go bassing but I might have the first hour on the mackerel tomorrow. It's looking like a busy week ahead. 

Better make the most of it as it's all change again from Saturday. 

I'll post the prices before I go to sea tomorrow if they are available. 

Tight lines . 

11th June 2022.

There are a couple of boats trying the mackerel this afternoon, bit fresh out there still.

I'll have a look tomorrow. 

Should be a busy week with no significant wind until Sunday. 

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June 2022.

This morning's market prices from Brixham:-

No prices from Newlyn today. 

Here's the latest from windguru:-

The long-range quite often changes but at the moment it looks like there could be another blast of unseasonal conditions next weekend .

Might have to postpone moving the pots back to some hot spots. 

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9th June 2022.

No fishing today and no market prices available. 

My next trip maybe on Saturday, definitely out on Sunday. 

Plan "A" for Sunday is to go on the fleeting at 1pm and try to find some bass.

Looking much better next week with summer weather coming back.

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June 2022.

This morning's market prices from Brixham:-

No prices from Newlyn yet. 

The latest from windguru:-

Further ahead:-

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7th June 2022.

Went over low water again yesterday with the main objective to put the pots safe. I had a couple of hours before the tide eased off, so I went down Whore point where I had most of the bass on Sunday for another try. There were a few marks but I went over them half a dozen times for nothing, so I steamed to the Bezzack for a try. Towed around there for an hour, had 2 undersized ones at the same time and that was it.

I spent the next couple of hours moving the pots, last haul was useless with just 2 keepers and so many bullhuss coming up. They say that the lobsters can feel the bad weather coming and they go on the feed before it arrives, I'm a believer after yesterday's haul.

I had 18 keepers and half a dozen throw backs from my 31 pots.

2 pots came up with 3 keepers in each. I was very tempted to shut back in the same place but I'll wait until the weather settles down. 

I had a couple of hours to kill before getting back in so I tried the bass again at the Bezzeck. There were some half decent marks on the flood tide. 

They weren't very interested though, maybe due to the lack of tide in the water. I did manage to tempt 2 keepers. 

Saw the first sunfish for the year floating past, ironically it then started raining . 

I packed the bass gear away and steamed to the eastern carricks to do the 3 pots there. The middle pot came up with 2 lobsters, one of the keepers and a throw back. The last (southern) pot keeps being tampered with, came up with the trap end open for the third time this season. Hmmmm.

Quite easy for a swimmer to go there at low water and help themselves to nice feed.

I didn't fancy leaving the lobsters in the storepot so I landed them on the market. 18 lobsters came to 13.6 kilos.

The 2 bass were just size and made 1.5k.

I haven't been able to get the prices from Newlyn yet, will add them later if available.

Here's this morning's market prices from Brixham:-

The latest prediction from windguru:-

Further ahead.....

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6th June 2022.

Did the low water yesterday, decided to have a quick try on the bass before going down Gurnards Head for pollack and mackerel. A couple of tows at the back of the Island produced nothing, there was only a couple of tiny marks there. Moved on to Clodgy point where there was more life showing on the meter. 

Towed through that mark half a dozen times for nothing again, so went further west. I found a good shoal and they were feeding. But for every one that I kept I was putting 2 back. Gave up plan 'A' and stayed on the bass. It went quiet over slack water with just a couple of throw backs for over an hour. Had a few more keepers on the flood and ended up with ten. No fortune made but a really enjoyable day. 

Also had a few small pollack and a mackerel for the frying pan.

Put the few I had on ice with them and made a half decent landing.

Off to get the pots done today and have another go on the bass.

The wave hight isn't looking quite so big for the end of the week at the moment. 

Think I'll put the pots a bit deeper just incase.

**It's just been updated since I wrote the above **

I've got hold of this morning's market prices at Newlyn. There was a tonne and a half of mackerel up for auction, mediums were 瞿2.37 and big stuff 瞿5+. 

Tight lines all .

4th June 2022.

I tried the bass at the Bezzeck yesterday evening. By the time I got the second line out there was a decent sized bass on the first one .

A good half an hour went by before I caught the second one. There was quite a few marks but they weren't that interested in grabbing the lures. I did a couple more hours for 2 very small ones and another keeper. Couldn't work along my usual spot as there are 4 pot ends right where I normally tow.

Iced away ready to go to Newlyn with some of tomorrow's catch.

Don't think I'll bother this evening and then do 3 long low waters from tomorrow. 

It doesn't look like there's going to be much bass about to catch for a while, neap tides all week so I'll venture down west for a few pollack and mackerel. 

It's forecasted to freshen up from the southwest from Wednesday with a sizable wave hight on Friday. I'll be keeping a close eye on that and moving the pots on Tuesday if necessary.

It's only a quick blast of sea, back to normal again by Sunday if the prediction is right.

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3rd June 2022.

I did the pots yesterday, haven't had so many bullhuss come up in them before. The fishing was very poor, only 2 keepers in 31 pots.

It wasn't just me, Ryan on the "Asper" said his pots were a waste of time too.

I tried the bass on the flood, had 8 and kept 4.

Might give them another try this evening. 

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1st June 2022.

Ended up trying the bass again yesterday, the flood was a waste of time, just one pollack in a couple of hours. I did manage to find one good mark on the ebb. 

Managed to get 4 keepers from it before it disappeared. 

With the 3 from the day before it made a hard earned landing of 7 kilos along with the same amount of pollack. 

Here's the latest from windguru:-

My pots need doing again so I might do the low water tomorrow, get them cleaned up on the ebb and catch a few mackerel for bait on the flood while I'm waiting for the tide in. Don't need to get off the moorings until 10.15, that's not too early for me .

No market prices from Newlyn or Brixham yet.

31st May 2022.

Very slow fishing up the stones yesterday, I did the last 2 hours of the flood for 1 bass and a couple of small pollack. The best marks I found were on the ebb, but they didn't produce much.

3 decent pollack. 

And a couple more bass.

Haven't decided whether to try the bass again today or mackerel instead. Mediums were 瞿2.30 and large mediums were 瞿4.00 this morning. 

Here's all of today's prices from Newlyn:-

Brixham's prices:-

Tomorrow's market is the last one until Monday. Typically lovely calm weather not to go to sea in.

I will give the bassing a good try on the weekend, hopefully there will be a few more about than there is at the moment. 

Tight lines .

30th May 2022.

P.M. price update:-

With over 2 tonnes of medium mackerel on this morning's market the price was bound to drop but they still averaged 瞿50 per box. The bass prices are up to around a decent 瞿17 per kilo, hopefully there will be a few to catch later.

Here's all the weights and prices from Newlyn:-

Steamed up the stones yesterday full of enthusiasm and expectation, didn't last long. I towed over quite a few spots, one had a few marks on it but they weren't feeding at all. There were still a few birds up there but nothing like it was and they only went on a bunch of feed for a couple of minutes. I might have had a few if I stuck it out but the pots needed doing so I packed the poles away after an hours towing for nothing.

The potting wasn't much better. Hauled 28 pots for 3.4 kilos.

If it wasn't for one pot coming up with the 2 biggest lobsters in, it would have been a waste of time.

The "Boy Nathan" had 8 bass in on the shore and only kept one that was just on the size limit. 

No prices from Newlyn yet but here's Brixham's:-

I'll post Newlyn's if I can get them in a bit, not looking likely though. 

I'll give the bass another try today on the fleeting. 

Here's the latest from windguru:-

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29th May 2022.

It was a bit to fresh yesterday for up the stones, so I just did an hour and a half on the mackerel at the corner of the Island. I was catching constant ones and twos with the occasional half a string. Just about filled up 2 boxes. 

50% of it got salted down for lobster bait, the rest was good stuff. I don't think tomorrow's market prices will be quite so good as a few of the south coast boats had around 400 kilos each yesterday and will be filling up again today most probably. 

Getting ready to go bassing on the fleeting this afternoon and do the pots on the ebb this evening. 

Tight lines .

28th May 2022.

I finished making the last pot from scratch for this season and shut it up the stones with a couple of mended up ones yesterday. 31 in the water is enough to keep me busy when the bassing is quiet.

After shutting it was a race to get the poles set up as the birds were going mental up there. For the first hour I only had one sized bass and one throw back but there were a few nice pollack. Most of them were 1.6k gutted.

The pollack disappeared and the bass took over for a while.

I thought it might have got better towards the high water but it went dead, didn't catch a fish for an hour. I stuck it out for a bit of the ebb and had one more bass.  

Took the fish to Newlyn lastnight as I needed to get petrol. 

The bass didn't quite make the kilo average. 

No great shakes but it's a start to the week.

Looks like it's going to be a bit fresher up there today. I'll see what it's like on the fleeting, might end up mackereling for a few hours. 

The long-range is looking ok with the wave hight staying below one metre. 

Thinking about dragging myself out of bed tomorrow to do the morning low water..... 7am alarm hmmmm. . 

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27th May 2022.

The couple of boats that went yesterday had 2 to 4 boxes of mackerel and were rewarded with decent prices. Mediums 瞿4.71 and large medium 瞿7.54.  .

Still no bass on the market, I'm going to see if I can find a few today. 

Here's all the prices from Newlyn:-

Tight lines . 

26th May 2022.

No bass on this morning's market at Newlyn and only just over 2 boxes of mackerel :-

Prices and weights from Brixham:-

Here's the latest update from windguru:-

I woke up with sciatica, so ibuprofen for breakfast. Think I'll give it a miss today and finish getting some gear ready to go aboard tomorrow. 

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25th May 2022.

The fresh westerly is easing down a bit tomorrow and the tides are starting to get a bit bigger so I might have a couple of hours on the fleeting to see what mackerel is there. Friday onwards is still looking good. 

Nothing in the long-range forecast to keep the boats in.

No prices from Newlyn yet, I'll post them later if they are available. 

Here's Brixham's prices from this morning's auction:-

Tight lines . 

24th May 2022.

This morning's market prices from Newlyn:-

Brixham's market prices:-

No fishing today, going to do an oil change and get a couple more pots ready.

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23rd May 2022.

It was one of those low waters yesterday that I'd had enough and still had a couple of hours before the tide reached the moorings. Did the pots on the ebb for just 2 sized lobsters and half a dozen throw backs. I moved them about a bit so hopefully the next haul will be better. I then spent a couple of hours looking for mackerel, just looking, not finding! 

I had just about given up when the "Boy Nathan" came out and started catching close in, I joined him for an hour and managed to get half a box of mostly decent sized fish. Not a great result for 7 hours at sea, but that's fishing.

The weekends catch is on it's way to London, I've told them to check the weights as the scales on the quay are sticking a lot. The two lobsters weighed 1.2k, took one off and it still weighed 1.2k! Told the harbour master this morning and he's getting it sorted. Saturday's bass might have been 10.5k?

And last nights mackerel 15k.

Bass were a fairly good price on Newlyn this morning with just over 60k up for auction. Big mackerel were over 瞿6.00 with the mediums dropping a bit to 瞿3.40. 

Here's all the weights and prices:-

This morning's prices from Brixham:-

I'm having a day off today after yesterday's effort. Quite a bit of wind still forcasted for the week, coming from the northwest tomorrow but not too strong.

Wind with the tide on the fleeting just after 10am should be well workable for a few mackerel. 

From Friday onwards it is looking more like it should be. . 

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22nd May 2022.

The fishing was slow on the ebb yesterday up the stones, had a few pollack and a couple of undersized bass.

It was better on the first of the flood, I had a dozen sized bass in an hour and a half. 

Only one other boat fishing while I was there, a very small rib/inflatable. It was quite fast but I wouldn't fancy being in it up there. 

Got back on the moorings as soon as I could and Dave on the "Boy Nathan" was just off out to try the mackerel. He did a couple of hours for well over a box. Nice.

Got home and stored the bass on ice, then covered with plastic and more ice. The boats that tried the bass on the early high water didn't have much at all so hopefully the prices will be ok tomorrow. 

Doing the pots today and trying the bass again or maybe the mackerel. 

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21st May 2022.

Off to do the low water on the bass and pollack today. Tomorrow is looking good for doing the same and getting the pots done.

Could be a few days on the mackerel then until it calms off towards the weekend.

Tight lines! .

20th May 2022.

Apparently there wasn't much mackerel about yesterday morning, the bit that was caught was mostly small.

I did the low water up the stones, had a bass on the first line before I got the second one in the water. A decent fish of about  1.4k.

Had a few pollack straight after. Looked like it was going to be a busy day.

It slowed down and after 5 hours towing I had 4 sized bass and had put 3 small ones back.

And just half a box of pollack. 

Packed up and got my 5 lobsters out the storepot, one of them didn't survive, 4 weight 3 kilos.

The bass averaged a kilo.

12k of pollack. A few good sized ones. 

Not a great catch but could have been worse. 

Couldn't get the fish prices from Newlyn yesterday,  

Here's this morning's:-

18th May 2022.

The average price for the mackerel this morning was still holding up well, even with 600+ kilos up for auction. Mediums were 瞿4.42 and the big stuff over 瞿6.00.

Here's Newlyn's weights and prices:-

Brixham's weights and prices:-

The mackerel have played up in the mornings for the last couple of days. It was slow yesterday afternoon, I only had 20 kilos in the first two hours. All the other boats gave up. It got better on the high water and I ended up with 94 kilos, 52 of good stuff.

I'm having a day off today to catch up with other stuff, it's going to be pretty fresh out there later anyway. 

Looking good for a long low water tomorrow to finish off what's been quite a good week. Then Saturday and Sunday will be pots and polls.

Tight lines .

17th May 2022.

I had one of the minke whales quite close to me while I was fishing yesterday. As usual the best pictures of it was while I was trying to get the phone out of my jeans. 

This screenshot from the video gives you an idea of the size of it. Great to see, shows that the water around our coast is pretty healthy. 

The fishing was a better than the day before. I had nearly 65 kilos, spread them out to look after them a bit better. 

35 kilos of good stuff and 29 kilos of small. 

Mediums were just under a fiver and the big stuff just over 瞿6.50.

Here's all the prices from Newlyn this morning:-

Plenty of wind and rain today so far, no one has bothered to do the low water. The wind is easing off on the fleeting, if it's not tipping it down I'll give it another go today.

It's the top of the spring tides today:-

Windguru is forecasting a few calm days on the neap tide from Saturday. Pots, pollack and a few bass maybe?

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16th May 2022.

I did 3 hours on the mackerel from the fleeting yesterday. Had about the same as Saturday but with less small. I salted most of Saturdays smalls for bait as they aren't keeping so well at the moment. Their bellies are softer than they normally are which I recon must be down to what they are feeding on. 

Landed 60 kilos for the 2 trips.

There was 330 kilos up for auction and they fetched a good price, 瞿6.00 to 瞿7.00 per kilo.

Only one box worth of bass on the market, couple of big fish though. 

Here's all the prices:-

Should be a few hundred quid for my effort, back out on the fleeting today to have a few more. 

Plenty of wind for the next few days.

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15th May 2022.

I had a change of plan yesterday. I actually managed to get up at 6am and go away on the last of the ebb. With the wind being a bit fresher today I wanted to get the pots done while it was nice and still. There was more ground sea than they were giving and the fishing wasn't quite as good as it has been. I only had 5 keepers and they all came up in the deeper water, nothing in close. With a bit more swell forecasted for Tuesday I have put them all in a bit of depth.

While I was potting a Hayle mate was fishing the stones and hadn't seen a single bass, just three pollack, so I decided to try the mackerel on the first of the flood. There was a bit of fish there to start with but half of it was small, then it went quiet for a while. I nearly gave up when I could get back in but stuck at it for a couple more hours and was rewarded with an extra box of mostly good stuff.

Found out later that the bass played up on the flood and I could have had a dozen or so. Don't know which would have been more profitable but I know which would have been more enjoyable .

I'm going on the fleeting today, haven't decided what to go for yet.

Here's the latest from windguru:-

And further ahead:-

Tight lines .

13th May 2022.

Mackerel were around the 瞿150 per box mark this morning. Only 5 kilos of bass on the market that went for a healthy 瞿17 per kilo, I'll be having a good try for them tomorrow.

Here's Brixham's prices:-

I had a bit of mackerel yesterday, most of it in the first hour. 

Picked up a bonus huge buff that was drifting past Clodgy point .

I took the smalls out and the rest came to 13 kilos. David on the "Boy Daniel" had a box full when I packed up at high water.

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12th May 2022.

Looks like the hake netters had a dozen boxes of large mackerel on this morning's market along with over 15 tonnes of hake.

Here's all the prices:-

Brixham's prices:-

Windguru is now showing Sunday with much lighter winds .

I'm waiting in for a delivery and then I'll give the mackerel a try for a bit.

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11th May 2022.

A few of us tried the mackerel on the fleeting yesterday, it wasn't good, more than likely down to it being the bottom of the neap.

The most anyone came in with was half a box. I went west as far as the carricks, only had one mackerel and a small pollack down there. Ended up with just 24 mackerel for 6.6 kilos.

I'm not bothering today and it looks like no one else is either. Not very nice in the fresh northwest wind. Think I'll be giving it another try tomorrow for a couple of hours. It's looking ok. 

Saturday is looking perfect, I'm toying with the idea of 'shoving out in the roads' Friday afternoon and starting at low water. Can't see myself getting up at 6am to get off the moorings at 7. 湘

Here's windguru's prediction for next week but it has been changing regularly for the last couple of days. 

Here's this morning's market prices from Brixham:-

Newlyn's prices aren't available yet, I'll add them later if I can get hold of them.

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10th May 2022.

Off out to try the mackerel.

Here's this morning's market prices from Newlyn:-

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9th May 2022.

This morning's mackerel prices were good as expected with only a couple of boxes on the market. It was well worth my foggy trip west for the 18 kilos. 

Here's all the weights and prices from Newlyn:-

Here's how Brixham's prices compare:-

I did my pots yesterday on the ebb for 14 keepers, 2 big berried hens and 5 undersized went back.

9.7 kilos, I'm happy with that.  

I tried the mackerel on the flood off Porthmeor but only had 13 fish. Decent fish, they came to 4 kilos but just not enough of them there. While I was catching one mackerel every quarter of an hour, the "Boy Nathan" was having a few bass in on the shore, nice to know that's an option. When I was hauling my pots the birds went mental just outside Godrevy Lighthouse, by the time I had shut the string I was on back, they had stopped. Quite a bit of wind this week so might have a couple of trips tucked in on the shore out the way of it.

Saturday is looking like the best day of the week.

Tight lines .

8th May 2022.

Did a foggy low water yesterday. I went west and tried a few pollack spots down the Carricks for just 4 small pollack and a couple of mackerel so I carried on down to Gurnards Head where the fishing was a bit better. I managed to fill a box, 26 kilos.

There was a few mackerel there as well, managed to get 18 kilos.

Brilliant run of mackerel, 5k medium and the rest were large and large medium. Not a small in sight. 

Off out over low again today to get the pots cleaned up. That midweek wave hight is still on its way so I will put them back in a bit deeper water.

At least it isn't a big tide with it.

Here's what windguru is predicting further ahead, could be good bassing next weekend with the bigger tides.

6th May 2022.

The early bird mackerel men did well yesterday morning catching a box or two each of good stuff at 瞿100+ per box. The average price for mediums this morning was 瞿4.72 per kilo.

I started fishing the stones at 11am yesterday, the first thing I noticed was that the birds which had been there for the last few days had gone. Not a good sign and the fishing reflected that. I towed various spots for 5 hours and didn't see a single sized bass. I had 2 throw backs and they were well below the size limit.

On the plus side the pollack hadn't left the area and they kept me busy. I was catching about 10 kilos per hour which stopped me packing up and going mackereling (just as well because the low water mackereling was poor from what I heard).

The run of fish is getting bigger, the best one topped 3 kilos gutted and was worth 瞿18 to me according to this morning's market prices. 

More fish over a kilo than under. 

It wasn't what I was going for but it made 瞿140, could have been worse. 

Here's all the weights and prices from Newlyn this morning:-

Brixham's prices this morning:-

I'm having a rest today and will be back on it tomorrow, hopefully I'll be able to find a few bass. The wind is starting to pick up a bit from Monday onwards so I'll make the most of the calm couple of days, polling and getting the pots done.

I'm still keeping an eye on that midweek wave hight, might put the pots a bit deeper but it's not looking too bad at the moment and it's over a very small tide which helps.

Tight lines . 

5th May 2022.

This morning's market prices from Newlyn:-

And here's Brixham's:-

I had a busy low water polling yesterday. To start with the pollack weren't giving the bass a chance but with most of them being 1-2's they were worth catching. After a couple of hours the pollack slowed down and I started catching a few bass. They weren't "boiling" but I did manage to get 10 keepers.

The 10 fish came to 9 kilos.

With the 41 kilos of pollack it was well worth the effort. 

Off out to do the same today hopefully (or better) .

I'll post the market prices later if I can get them.

4th May 2022.

I tried the mackerel for a good hour on the fleeting yesterday (the low water boats had caught a few boxes), it was slow going and I just about covered the bottom of a box. 

That was enough for me, I wound up and headed for the stones for the last couple of hours daylight. 

Had a few pollack to start with and then the first bass came up with a hitchhiker, it was a first for me, I've caught a lot of bass but never seen one with a Lamphey latched onto it throat!

Strange looking fish.

I wouldn't want that alien looking mouth latched onto me.

It went back to find its next victim. 

I ended up with 4 sized bass and a borderline one that I put back to grow a bit bigger.

Plus a few quids worth of pollack. 

I'm off to do the low water today, I'll post the market prices in a bit if I can get them.

Update.... This morning's market prices from Newlyn:-

Tight lines .

3rd May 2022.

Got away on the ebb yesterday morning and hauled the few pots off Porthminster Point first. There was one lobster in them amongst the spider crabs but it was undersize and berried. 

As I was shutting back Dave on the "Boy Nathan" was heading in from an early start bassing up the stones. He only had 2 bass but made it worthwhile with a box full of pollack. There was a bit of mackerel starting to show as well.

I went east and done the rest of the pots, one came up with 3 keepers in it and there were a couple with 2 in each. Ended up with 10 decent ones.  

Then it was out to the stones to poll the flood. Had a couple of pollack and a bass in the first 20 minutes, then for the next hour a couple more bass and another pollack. That was it, nothing for the next hour and a half. 

Only 2 of the bass were size. 

I'd had enough and packed up early.

The polling was disappointing but the pots saved the day, 10 lobsters weighed just under 9 kilos.

Only 2.3 kilos of bass and 3 kilos of pollack to go with them. 

The mackerelers that went on the afternoon flood had a couple of boxes each and apparently they were good stuff as well.

"Boy Nathan" had half a box of mackerel and then went back up the stones for the high water and had another 5 bass and a few more pollack.

Not doing the low water today, I've got other commitments so will go on the fleeting later and see if I can catch a few mackerel to start with. Might end up bassing again .

It's still looking good all week on windguru:-

I'm keeping my eye on the wave hight for the middle of next week. The pots might have to go in a bit deeper water. 

Just got hold of this morning's market prices at Newlyn, my big bass fetched a bit over 瞿50, not bad for one fish.

Around 瞿12.50 for the normal sized ones, there was a couple of hundred kilos up for auction. 

Think I'll be concentrating on the mackerel today at 瞿6.43 for mediums!

There was a lot of pollack on the market but even the 0-1's were over 瞿3.00.

Here's all the weights and prices:-

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2nd May 2022.

Took the bass to Newlyn lastnight, most of them were 800-1's. They were looking good.

Thought the big one might have lost a bit of weight but it was actually a tad over the 3.4k. The scales on the quay aren't so accurate. 

Thanks to the lunker, they averaged a kilo per fish.

Off out for a long, hopefully productive trip today.

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1st May 2022.

Another good start to the bassing yesterday. I pulled seven sized ones aboard in the first hour.

It slowed down a bit after that, had four more in the next hour and a half. The tide started to ease down and the marks came up off the bottom.

For some reason they weren't feeding at all and I did the last hour for nothing. Packed up early and steamed in with 11 bass.

That's 3 days on the trot that the tally has been 11. 

It should have been 12 yesterday but I messed up on one fish. There was another boat polling nearby and when he was close I'd try to pull them in without him noticing. It was working until I knocked one against the gunnel and it fell off 尹. That was the last fish I hooked as well. All good fun and games.

  

30th April 2022.

Yesterday's trip started well, I had a sized bass in the first 5 minutes. 

There was a couple of small pollack on the flood that got put back and seven more sized bass. On the high water I had a couple of very small bass and thought that was going to be it for the trip, then this beauty grabbed one of the lures.

I did a bit of the ebb for a couple more sized ones and packed up with 11 keepers.

You can see the size of the big one when it's laid next to another sized fish.

It tipped the scales to 7 1/2 pound! (3.4 kilos).

It might take a few weeks to beat that one, cracking fish!

Put on ice on their backs, covered with plastic and iced over until they go to market.

Looking forward to seeing what comes up today. Might have to try one of my chunky lead head lures, the big fish like them. 

The forecast couldn't be better, loving all the white and light blue boxes!

Looking good for at least a week still.

"Boy Nathan" did the early morning ebb up the stones this morning, he only had the one bass but had a decent 20 kilos of pollack. He's informed that I forgot to put my punt away lastnight, I left it tied to the steps. Luckily it had enough rope to not sink at high water! 

I'll be afloat and away again at 3 o'clock. 

29th April 2022.

Bass were just under 瞿16 per kilo this morning and small pollack 瞿3.49, good prices.

Here's the full list from Newlyn:-

I went up the stones yesterday as soon as I floated on the flood. There were quite a few marks close to the bottom, but for the first hour all I had was 4 small pollack. The next fish was an undersized bass that went back to grow bigger.

About an hour before high water I had the first sized one, quite a slender fish.

As the tide eased off the fish came up in the water and started feeding. 

I had a few more pollack, three more undersized bass and nine more keepers. That's my season started .

As the tide started ebbing the fish stopped feeding, the marks were still there up in the water but they wouldn't touch the lures. I went through the marks for an hour for nothing. There was about an hour left before I needed to steam for the moorings so I tried a different spot a bit to the east. It was a good move, pulled in some nice sized pollack (4 pounders) and one more sized bass.

I ended up with 11.5 kilos of bass.

There was 6.5 kilo of 0-1 pollack and 11.5 kilos of 1-2's.

Only 2 of the bass were under a kilo, the other 9 came to 10 kilos.

A very enjoyable good days work

Going back up there to see what today brings. 

Tight lines . 

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28th April 2022.

The bass price is getting more like it at 瞿16 per kilo for 0.5-1's.

Looks like the hake netters (I'm guessing) had 18 boxes of big mackerel on the market.

Here's all the weights and prices:-

The latest from windguru:-

Couldn't ask for a better long-range forecast, bring it on!

Off out now to give my Redgill Evolutions a swim

27th April 2022.

This morning's market prices at Newlyn:-

This morning's market prices at Brixham:-

Looking forward to getting back out there tomorrow on the afternoon fleeting at 2 o'clock. Decent sized tides for bassing.

The fresh easterly is on it's way out today. 

Shouldn't need to worry about the weather stopping play for at least a week.

Plan 'A' tomorrow is to bass on the flood and get the pots done on the ebb. It's going to be an interesting week ahead. 

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26th April 2022.

P.M. update.....

There were a couple of boxes of bass up for auction this morning. A decent 瞿2.81 for small pollack and 瞿10.12 for medium mackerel if you can find any   .

Here's all of this morning's prices and weights from Newlyn:-

No prices from Brixham yet.

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While I was doing the pots on Sunday, Dave on the "Boy Nathan" couldn't find any mackerel and ended up trying the stones. He had a few pollack and 4 sized bass. 

That's the best so far this season for a St Ives boat.

Not for long .

I was hoping to go up there yesterday but the east southeasterly wind was just a bit too fresh on the flood. It'll have to wait until Thursday or Friday now. With the mackerel being nearly non existent, my option was either go home or go west on the pollack, so I went west. Its was quite nice and sheltered past the carricks and there was a few fish there. All but one were a bit under a kilo. Hopefully they are still 瞿3.00 for 0-1's and I made a wage.

The tally was 32 kilos.

There were no auction prices available yesterday from Newlyn or Brixham, hopefully I'll be able to aquire today's in a bit.

I'm going to have a day in the garden getting some more pots ready.

Here's the latest from windguru:-

Busy weekend coming up . 

Tight lines .

April 24th 2022.

I was putting a few more pots onboard this morning as a few of the mackerelers were coming in early, the top boat fitted their catch in a bucket!

I did the few on porthminster point first, not a good start, first pot took 5 minutes to pull out of a hitch and only had a few small spider crabs in it. The next had lots of spiders and a decent sized lobster. 

Shame it was berried, they were turning reddish which I think means they are getting closer shedding/hatching. She was in good shape and shot off with a couple of flicks of her tail.  

From there it was up east. Hauled a dozen in a bit deeper water for five keepers and a couple of undersized throw backs.

Then it was the few in the shallows which produced another three keepers. 

I was going to try the pollack/bass before making the moorings but didn't have enough time left to make it worth while setting up for. I'll have a full tide on it tomorrow if the southeasterly doesn't freshen more than predicted. 

The 8 lobsters came to 5.5 kilos.

The long-range forecast is looking really nice and settled, going to be busy.

The tides are building to a smallish spring, my favourite for polling, looking forward to giving it a good go tomorrow.

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22nd April 2022.

I managed to get everything done quick enough yesterday to go and have a couple of hours mackereling before dark lastnight. It wasn't very exciting, long spells of nothing and then a couple of string fulls. Dave on the 'Boy Nathan' was the only other boat out, he had about 20 kilos and I ended up with 15.

Needed to get fuel so ran them into Newlyn.

A couple of kilos of large mediums, 9 of medium and 4 of small, only 瞿40 worth at this morning's prices. 

Sunday is looking better than it was on the latest update from windguru. Hopefully I'll be able to get the pots done and maybe a bit more mackereling/pollacking.

This morning's market prices at Newlyn:-

This morning's prices at Brixham:-

Tight lines

21st April 2022.

P.M. update.....

Only 4 kilos of bass on the market this morning. Thought there might have been more as I've seen quite a few Facebook posts today from angling groups having some good catches around the coast. Mackerel fetched a good price as did small pollack. 

Here's all the weights and average prices:-

Did the low water yesterday and tried the mackerel for the first hour and a half. It was hard going with just the odd one or two now and again. 

The wind eased off so I went down the western carricks (seal island) to see if it was any better. Only had two mackerel down there but the pollack kept me busy. Had a box and a bit in a couple of hours. Mostly 0-1's but there were a few better ones.

They went quiet when the tide started flooding so I trundled back up while gutting to try the mackerel again off Porthmeor. 

There was a bit more life than on the ebb, had some string fulls. There were smalls up in the water and better stuff down deep. Ended up with 58 kilos.

33 kilos of good stuff and 25k of small. 

It was a slow start but turned out to be a decent day's work. 

I can't go today and it's looking like a weekend off to catch up with paperwork and pot repairing. Fresh northeasterly on the way.

Better next week, especially the first couple of days. I'll get the pots done and a few more out on Monday if the forecast is right. 

Nice small tides for hauling gear.

I'll post the fish prices in a bit if they are available.

20th April 2022.

This morning's market prices from Newlyn 

I tried the mackerel yesterday evening for an hour and a half before dark.

It was slow going, only had 9 kilos. 

Off out to do the low water today. I'll try the mackerel again first and see how it goes from there. 

19th April 2022.

P.M update........

This morning's market prices at Newlyn:-

Had a few good sized lobsters yesterday, the biggest weighed in at 1.6 kilos (3 1/2 lb).

Not everything went to plan. While I was doing the dozen pots in a bit deeper water I saw that the first 3 pots in the shallows weren't where I put them. When I shut them I noticed that I'd missed the roughest ground and with the big tide they went for a walk. The end was about 10 yards from the lighthouse ladder.

It looked too iffy to try and get with rocks just under the water either side of it a couple of hours before low water so I went and did the other ones.

Hauled in a lot of tide but the electric hauler handled it fine. Went back to the one that had moved and it wasn't looking so bad in there, managed to get it all aboard in a bit of a mess. Had it sorted out and back in the water with some extra end weight in half an hour. Then it was back to porthminster point to haul the resident 3 pots. Had one sized lobster in the middle pot. 

That made 6 keepers for a decent 1 kilo average weight. 

Some of the mackerel men had a bit on the early tide so I gave it a go until the tide was back in the harbour. Had 22 kilos in a couple of hours. The first couple of string were small but after that it was mostly good stuff.

6 kilos of small.

16 kilos of good.

The mackerel prices should be good, hasn't been much caught over the bank holiday weekend. I'll post all the price up in a bit if I can get them. Think I'll give them another go on the fleeting. 

Here's the latest update from windguru:-

Next week's prediction:-

17th April 2022.

No fishing boats out over low water this morning, lots of tripping boats out "in the roads" though. 

A couple of mackerelers have turned up to go on the fleeting, I'm going to wait until tomorrow and get the pots done over low, then poll or mackerel. Looks like it's going to be quite a nice day.

 Hopefully there has been a few on the move.

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16th April 2022.

No market until Tuesday. I might go on the fleeting tomorrow and try the mackerel or bass. Plan to do the low water on Monday and get the pots done.

Looking fairly settled on the long-range forecast. 

Tides:-

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14th April 2022.

I took a few more pots out with me yesterday on the fleeting, some of the early low water men were coming in with 2 or 3 boxes of mackerel. One had been pollacking and had about 200 kilos. I shut the pots off and went polling up the stones. Much better conditions than the day before, no wind at all, didn't have to keep my hands on the wheel all the time. There were plenty of marks on the meter. 

I was working one blue and white incase there were any bass about and one glitter bomb. Didn't see a bass but the pollack were coming up regularly. 

Two thirds were 0-1's but there were a few good ones, the best being 5lb gutted

No auction prices from Newlyn or Brixham yet, I'll add them later if I can get them. Hopefully the pollack fetched the same as yesterday for the smalls and my bit comes to 瞿100.

Here's the latest from windguru:-

And the prediction for next week:-

There were a few bass caught to the west yesterday, some on mackerel lines but they were undersize. Anglers have been having small ones from the shore as well. Hopefully there will be some good ones turning up soon. The spring tide that's on its way might help. 

Tight lines

13th April 2022.

This morning's market prices at Newlyn:-

Small pollack 瞿3.30, mackerel 86p, 瞿7.30 and 瞿11.37. Good prices.

I went on the fleeting yesterday, one of the low water mackerel men came in with hardly any mediums in the bit that they had. Think the top boats only had 3 boxes.

The pots that weren't on the rough off porthminster point were coming up with plenty of undersized spiders, the good ones don't fit in my 6" entrances. 

The few that were on the rough had 5 lobsters, only 2 were size though. Plenty of velvet crabs coming up as well. One pot had a doubler . 

Only 1.2 kilo, next haul will be better now they are all on decent ground.

I tried polling for an hour and a half after shutting back up east, there was quite a fresh breeze by then making it hard work. Had a few pollack but no bass.

The latest fromWindguru:-

I'll have a go at the polling today and take another half a dozen pots with me. 

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12th April 2022.

This morning's market prices at Newlyn:-

Off out to see what's in the pots and then try the pollack/bass.

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11th April 2022.

This morning's average market prices at Newlyn:-

瞿22.50 for 2+ kilo bass this morning and the pollack prices are ok as well. I should have a couple of hours to have a go at them after moving the pots tomorrow. Bit more of a southerly breeze than first predicted :-

Tides for the week:-

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10th April 2022.

The mackerel men didn't have much yesterday morning, just a couple of boxes of small stuff. I stuck to the plan and polled up the stones over the low water even though the "Boy Nathan" tried it Friday morning for no bass, 4 half decent pollack and plenty of throw back ones.

There were plenty of marks in the usual places, some of them looked quite promising. 

After a couple of hours catching small pollack with the occasional sellable one it happened, I caught my first bass of the season 戊 .

It went for the glitter bomb over the blue and white Redgill evolution. 

5 minutes later I thought the blue and white had caught a bigger one but it turned out to be a hard scrapping coalfish.

That was it for bass but I found a spot with some better pollack on it and ended up keeping 17 fish for 25 kilos.

Plenty of tight lines stopped me getting bored and resorting to mackereling. No wind, lots of sunshine and a wage, really enjoyed the trip.

Still looking good for moving the pots back up east on Tuesday. 

The BBC long-range forecast which goes up as far as Saturday 23rd gives it settling into a light to moderate east southeasterly, so no ground sea on the horizon, great.

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8th April 2022. 

This morning's market prices at Newlyn:-

Hardly and mackerel or pollack on Newlyn market this morning making their prices sky high.

My plan was to move the pots back up east tomorrow and try the bass for a couple of hours. Spent lastnight making up new polling lines and sorting through my tackle box which has given me a bit of bass fever .

So the new plan 'A' is to leave the pots where they are tomorrow and do all the late low water bassing. Made my mind up lastnight, opened Facebook this morning and this day last year was when I had my first for the season, its a sign!!!

The breeze and the wave hight are dropping all through the day tomorrow, the evening flood tide should hopefully see a fish or two . 

It's a small tide tomorrow so I'm not expecting lots of action but hopefully a couple of decent sized ones along with a few pollack maybe. 

Tuesday is looking good for moving the pots back and getting a few more out. It's settling down from then for a while. 

Here's hoping for some tight lines tomorrow and not just from hitches!

7th April 2022.

Here's the latest update from windguru, still looking good for a trip on Saturday:-

Looks like there will be a couple of good days next week as well.

No prices from Newlyn yet but here's Brixham's:-

6th April 2022.

This morning's average market prices at Newlyn:-

Brixham's prices:-

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5th April 2022.

The "Boy Nathan" was the only boat to try the mackerel yesterday evening, he had 8 kilos of good stuff out of a total of nearly 40 kilos. He had the same amount this morning with only 4k of good stuff. As far as I know they aren't catching any on the south coast so hopefully the prices are sky high for him.

Haven't been able to get the Newlyn prices yet but here are Brixham's:-

I'll post Newlyn's later if it's available. 

Glad I put my few pots safe as anything over the 3 meter wave hight on windguru and my light gear seems to find the hitches on the shallow ground.

It's building up a bit tomorrow:-

Looking at the forecast for next week, I'll be moving them back on Saturday:-

In the meantime I'll be working on getting some more ready. Spent some more of the profit before the new tax year starts tomorrow .

Hope to have 50 pots in the water this year to give me a wage when the bass are quiet. There were a few on the market lastnight, think they were caught by a Cadgwith fisherman, 7.5 kilos which included a nice fish of 2.7 kilos. So there are a few about.

Here's the tides for the next 7 days:-

  Tight lines .

3rd April 2022.

Did the low water yesterday with the main objective to put the pots safe. Plenty of small mullet in the harbour as I was coming off the moorings on the ebb. 

Thought I'd try the bass up the stones first and leave the pots until slack water. Got up there and metered all my ebb tide spot and didn't see a single mark. Didn't bother putting the lures out and went a bit further east where I sometimes have a few pollack and mackerel. As soon as I dropped the line I had a pollack that spat its breakfast out.

Had quite a few small ones but ended up only keeping three and a couple of mackerel. 

Hauled the dozen pots I had at Godrevy for 3 sized lobsters and quite a few undersized ones. Brought them back across the bay and shut them just outside of the half a dozen I have on porthminster point, did those ones for one more keeper. 

The 4 keepers came to 2.2 kilos.

Hung them over the side and tried the mackerel for an hour.

Only had half a box, they weren't the best of size either.

Might be moving the pots back east on the weekend and getting a few more out but there is a lot of uncertainty in the long-range forecast at the moment. 

This morning's market prices at Newlyn:-

And from Brixham:-

The latest from windguru:-

Changing all the time though. 

 

1st April 2022. 

Yesterday's northerly blow put paid to any mackerel catches from the north coast and there wasn't much from the south coast either, just a couple of boxes.

Here's the list of weights and prices:-

Lobsters on Brixham's market were up around the 瞿28 per kilo mark again. Don't know why mine only went for 瞿17 on Newlyn yesterday, they were bidding higher this time last season. It was a convenient landing as it was the wrong day for my London buyer and no weather to store them in the bay. I've been told that Harvey's in Newlyn are up around the 瞿28 mark at the moment so that will be the option next time. 

Brixham's prices:-

Luckily the window in the weather on Sunday looks nailed on now and I'll get the pots done again and put in a safer spot.

The prediction for next week is looking colourful at the moment. 

On a plus side the tides will be a lot smaller by the time the wave hight increases. 

Tight lines!


31st March 2022.

I went and did the few pots I have out yesterday (18). I was just hoping for a couple of sized lobsters as I only had one undersized one last haul.

The first 3 pots came up with 5 lobsters, 2 were undersize and 3 were keepers!

Did the other 15 pots for another 11 lobsters, 4 undersized, 2 berried hens and 5 more keepers .

8 lobsters came to 5.4 kilos.

I put them on the market lastnight, they fetched 瞿17.21 per kilo this morning. 

Dave on the "Boy Nathan" was on the mackerel, he had a couple of boxes of mediums amongst them, the average price this morning for them was 瞿4.13, nice!

This morning's market prices at Newlyn:-

Sunday is still looking good for another haul and the first try on the bass over low water:-

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30th March 2022.

This morning's market prices at Newlyn:-

And Brixham:-

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29th March 2022.

The mackerel men had the same run of fish yesterday as Sunday, 9/10 small.

Looking nice out there today but I'll have to wait until tomorrow due to other commitments. 

Windguru has been changing at least a couple of times a day but tomorrow has been looking good for a haul all along and the quick blast from the North isn't looking so bad now. 

Plan "A" is to shut back where they are tomorrow for another haul on Sunday. I've got a few more pots ready to go but they can wait until its a bit more settled. If the forecast is right for Sunday I'll be doing the low water and filling in the time either side of the potting by stretching the bass poles out for a couple of hours, it's gotta be done .

(Having seen other forecasts for the weekend, windguru might be being a bit optimistic ).

Here's this morning's market prices from Newlyn, it confirms the bad run of mackerel. With only a bit over 500 kilos of mediums from all of the boats, the average price of 瞿2.38 isn't very good, maybe the majority of them are at the low end of the grade 200g-330g.

Here's Brixham's auction details from this morning's market. 

Tight lines . 

28th March 2022.

From what I heard the run of mackerel yesterday wasn't good. One boat had 140 kilos with only 14 kilos of good stuff.

There's a few out over the early low water today, I'm going to stick to getting pots ready.

No prices from Newlyn yet but here are Brixham's:-

27th March 2022.

Quite a few boats out on the mackerel this morning, haven't found out what they had yet, but I expect they have done alright. 

Plenty of gannets working between Hawks Point and the Barr bouy. 

Still looking good for the second haul Tuesday or Wednesday, I might be tempted to mackerel tomorrow. 

Next week's wave hight prediction has diminished to less than 2 metres which is good news for shutting back.

Tides for the week ahead:-

Tight lines . 

25th March 2022.

It was bloody lovely at sea yesterday, a taste of what's to come.

I took another 8 pots out with me and put the resident three on the Eastern Carricks. Had some good hauls there last season.

Went up Godrevy and shut the rest in shallow now the ground sea has subsided. Hauled the first 5 that I shut last week in deeper water and the last one aboard had a lobster, it was just undersize so went back to grow a bit.

Hauld the last 5 hoping for a decent sized one but it wasn't to be. One of the pots was hitched solid for a good 10 minutes before coming free and bullhuss had been stealing some of the baits, had a couple come up, sly eyed bloody things

I'm more confident for the next haul, got them in where I want them, less tide and a lot flatter sea. Still a bit early though.

I had a few hours before mooring up time so had a quick look around the stones for pollack. There were some good marks in one spot but I only had 3 small pollack from it. I was only trying  with my mackerel line, which I've had 4 boxes on there in the past, maybe they they were bass . Only one more week to go and we are allowed to catch them again .

The early mackerel men have been catching well so I spent the last couple of hours trying that and failed!

Couldn't find any good marks or fish, ended up with a measly 10 kilos.

It could have been worse, just look at that sea

Bit fresher for the next few days so I'll be in the garden mending some more pots.

I'll be hauling again on Monday or Tuesday. The ground sea might be starting to come back next weekend, something to keep an eye on.

Here's this morning's market prices at Newlyn:-

Just seen the update from windguru and it's giving the wave hight peaking at 6.7 metres next weekend.

Could and often does change nearer the time but looks like I'll be keeping the pots up east onboard or they will be joining the resident 3 at Porthminster point on Tuesday.

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24th March 2022.

Off to have the first haul of the year . 

A lot more mackerel on this morning's market but the price was still pretty good. 

Here's this morning's auction from Newlyn:-

Just seen the update from windguru for next weekend, could and quite often does change but it's now showing a wave hight peaking at 6.7

The pots up east will stay on the boat or join the resident 3 at Porthminster point on Tuesday. 

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23rd March 2022. 

瞿8.00 per kilo for medium mackerel this morning.

This morning's market prices at Newlyn and Brixham:-

I've got another eight pots made/mended to take with me tomorrow. I'm going to do the low water, did plan to go pollacking before and after doing the pots but looking at the price of mackerel I might do that instead. It's definitely looking like the best day of the week weather wise. 

Small tides, should be a couple of lobsters venturing out of their holes.

Should get a couple more hauls in close next week before the calm spell comes to an end.

Tight lines! .

22nd March 2022.

Off to put my electric hauler onboard ready for Thursday. Hopefully it's still working .

Only mackerel prices from Newlyn, not sure what the 1kg+ is at the top, a glitch in the data today:-

Here are Brixham's:-

The latest for the next few days from windguru:-

March 2022.

This morning's market prices at Newlyn:-

20th March 2022.

A few more days of pot making and repairing ahead while we have this fresh southeasterly. 

Plan "A" is to take a few more with me on Thursday and have the first haul for the season. 10 pots on a 7 night lay should hopefully see the first lobster of the season .

I'll have to dig my sun hat out as well . 

The long-range forecast has been changing quite a bit but at the moment I could be hauling again on Monday week. After that there is a hint of it going southwesterly so I will be keeping a close eye on the wave hight.

Look at the sunset time, 7.55pm. My time of the year! I don't function so well in the mornings .

I started the same day last year.

They had a 5 day soak but only had 2 throw backs. The next haul on the 4th April I had 7 keepers.

18th March 2022.

I got the first couple of short strings ready and on the boat yesterday. 

Half a dozen new ones and four mended ones. There was a bit more ground sea than I would have liked but its heading in the right direction on the long range forecast. I shut them up east on the evening high water. Dave on the "Boy Nathan" was out trying the mackerel but only found a couple of kilos. The morning low water men had quite a bit.

We have got a fresh southeasterly for a few days now.

Gives me time to get some more pots ready to take with me on the haul. They are going to have a good long soak, looks like I'll be hauling Wednesday or Thursday. 

I was told that the big amounts of large mackerel that have been on the market lately were caught by the hake netters. Only 30 kilos of big ones on the market this morning, too much tide for the netters or they just didn't have any.

Here's all the average prices and weights from this morning's auction at Newlyn:-

And the tides:-

Tight lines . 

17th March 2022.

This morning's market prices at Newlyn:-

Off to shut a few pots this afternoon.  

16th March 2022.

This morning's market prices at Newlyn:-

Medium mackerel averaged 瞿2.62 and the large mediums only averaged 瞿2.11. To me that screams of some bad sorting going on or the data is incorrect. I saw some of the early morning low water fish being landed yesterday and they didn't look a good run. I went on the fleeting and had a few short drifts, they weren't there when I tried, had about 20 fish, none of them would have made the 200g medium size.

Time to get a few pots out.  

15th March 2022.

This morning's average market prices at Newlyn:-

Looks like someone netted nearly a thousand kilos of large mackerel. Line caught mediums fetched more than them which is good to see. Im going to put the pot making on hold today and try to catch a box or two at those prices. Will update tonight or in the morning. 

Windguru latest:-

14th March 2022.

There's a couple of boats out on the earlier low water and quite a few now going on the fleeting. With only 400 kilos of mackerel on the market this morning, mediums were averaging nearly 瞿100 per box.

Here's all the prices and weights from the Newlyn auction this morning:-

13th March 2022.

A couple of boats went today but came back in quite quickly, I'm guessing that the water was too murky and they weren't catching. 

I plan to do a gear and engine oil change tomorrow, might be tempted to try the mackerel afterwards for a couple of hours over the high water.

In the meantime the pot making is trundling along, number 8 built from scratch is nearly finished:-

 

12th March 2022.

The latest from windguru:-

Looking at the long-range the first lot of pots are staying in the garden for a bit longer yet.

Tides for the week:-

11th March 2022.

This morning's market prices at Newlyn:-

This morning's market prices at Brixham:-

10th March 2022.

This morning's market prices at Newlyn:-

Over 4 tonnes of small mackerel?  Must have been netted I imagine if the info is correct. 

Here's the prices and weights from Brixham:-

Quite a few boats went on the mackerel this morning, some gave up early but the ones that stuck it out had 100 to 200 kilos each, mostly good mediums.

9th March 2022.

Only mackerel prices from Newlyn this morning. Maybe nothing else was landed?

Plenty up for auction at Brixham though, including lobsters at over 瞿30 per kilo.

Looking good tomorrow morning for anyone that's keen.

The long-range forecast keeps changing, but looking at the moment like a few pots might go out next week.

8th March 2022.

Mainly mackerel and pollack on auction this morning at Newlyn. 

A lot more variety at Brixham. 

The latest from windguru:-

Next week's prediction:-

7th March 2022.

Did a couple of jobs on the boat yesterday before it floated, nearly didn't bother going to sea but 4 others turned up so I decided to go. Went out deep, the water was quite murky but I was having 4 or 5 fish on the bottom hooks fairly regularly and filled a box in about an hour. 

The run wasn't as good as it normally is out there, only one large medium.

Half mediums and half good smalls.

I was hoping that there would be none on the market but the Falmouth side boats had about 650 kilos of mediums and a few large mediums in the fridge. They should still be good money this morning, I'll post the prices if I can get them later.

Back to the pot making for me, it's warmer!

P.M. update....

This morning's market prices at Newlyn:-

This morning's market prices at Brixham:-

6th March 2022.

The wind has eased off for a bit.

The boat will float at about 4.30 so I'll go and give the mackerel a try for an hour or so.

I don't think there's going to be much on the market, maybe a bit from the south coast so the prices should be good tomorrow. 

Still plenty of wave hight on the long-range forecast so trying a few pots will have to wait for a while yet.

4th March 2022.

Medium mackerel averaged 瞿1.84 this morning. 

This morning's average market prices at Newlyn:-

Some of the boats went early yesterday morning and had between 4 to 8 boxes per man and made water back in. Quite a few went again on the fleeting and had a similar amount.

Here's this morning's prices from Brixham's auction:-

3rd March 2022.

The macs are back, there were plenty caught over low water and on the fleeting yesterday. I tried close to the harbour to start with but only had a few herring and small medium mackerel. Went out deeper and there was some good stuff. Ended up with a half decent landing for two hours fishing.

Only a quarter of it was small and most of them were nearly mediums.

Nice to make a landing, it's been a while.

I'll post the prices if I can get them in a bit. I think we will be lucky to see 瞿3 for mediums this morning with the amount thats been landed.

P.M update... the mediums averaged 瞿2.66, which isn't too bad considering there was over 2 tonnes up for auction.

Here's Brixham's as well:-

2nd March 2022.

This morning's market prices at Newlyn:-

Two or three boats went out early this morning, one made water in against the quay, haven't found out if they had much yet. I had a message yesterday telling me that my transducer had been broken off so I went down lastnight with my full toolbox (cable ties and tape) and fixed it back on. I'm going to go and make sure it's still working and hopefully catch a few mackerel on the fleeting.

I've had a few messages asking if I can keep posting Brixham's prices so here are this morning's:-

1st March 2022.  

This morning's market prices at Newlyn:-

Only 7 boxes of mackerel on the market this morning, averaging 瞿7.29 for mediums. Here's the latest update from windguru:-

I expect a few might go on the flood today, tomorrow afternoon is looking good as well, wind going light, big tide and hopefully a bit clearer water.

Freshening up again next week:-

Lobsters around the 瞿30 per kilo mark again this morning on Brixham market :-

 


28th February 2022.

Everyone is staying on their moorings today, don't blame them, it's grim out there. Dave on the "Boy Nathan" gave it a good try yesterday but being the only boat out he had the seals following him everywhere. There were still fish marks but he didn't get much out of them. The water was still too murky for decent catches. He had 27 fish and nearly all of them were small.

No fish prices available yet today, I'll post them later if I can get them.

Only 20 more days until it's officially spring, bring it on! I'm craving a lobster sandwich

27th February 2022.

I heard that one boat came out of Hayle yesterday and tried the mackerel for 3 hours for just half a box. Only one boat has bothered going from St Ives today, the "Boy Nathan". The water is still quite murky but I recon he will have a bit and they will fetch good money tomorrow. I'm busy with other stuff but will have a look on Wednesday if I have time.

The tides are jumping up quickly this week, big spring.

Tight lines . 

25th February 2022. 

This morning's average market prices at Newlyn:-

No mackerel at all on Newlyn market this morning. I did find out a few prices from yesterday's market for the bit that was caught on Wednesday. Good stuff was 瞿5.00 to 瞿7.00 per kilo and smalls were 瞿2.00 to 瞿4.00! Even though the sample was 75% small they averaged out at 瞿100 per box!

As far as I have seen no one has bothered to go today. Think it was still quite fresh first thing, it's Friday (they wouldn't be auctioned until Monday) and it is looking quite murky. 

I expect a few will go tomorrow, it's going to be fresh but offshore. 

Looking further ahead:-

24th February 2022.

23rd February 2022.

A few boats went on the mackerel this morning. The water was quite thick but they still had a box or two each. The run wasn't good, 3/4 small.

No prices from Newlyn this morning but the few mackerel on Brixham fetched a high price.

I expect a few will go on Friday and Saturday, I'll get back into it from Sunday. 

A hint of a bit more settled weather as March starts.

11.30am start for me on Sunday, perfect!

22nd February 2022. 

A few cock crab and lobsters fetched a huge price on Brixham market this morning. I'm looking forward to the potting season starting. 

Here's the latest from windguru. 

I expect there will be a couple of boats trying the mackerel in the morning. Tight lines 早早.

21st February 2022.

Nothing to report on the fishing front today, not even any prices from Newlyn or Brixham this morning. The pot making continues, at a bit slower pace since yesterday when I had a drill bit break under force and the remaining piece went into my thumb. It's a good excuse not to do too much work .

20th February 2022.

The ground sea is going to peak tonight at nearly the same hight as it did during storm Eunice.

Pretty sure the water is going to be well stirred up by Wednesday morning when the wind eases for a short while.

Doubt I'll be bothering to go all week, expect a few will try the early tide on Wednesday.  

Fleeting at 6.15am for the early hopefuls.

18th February 2022.

Three boats made the most of the last bit of calm weather yesterday afternoon in the bay over Hawks Point.

I didn't find out how much they had but they were circling on fish and stuck it out for quite a while. I imagine the prices were sky high on Newlyn this morning, haven't been able to get them again but Brixham's were available :-

I don't think there's going to be much fishing done until Tuesday or Wednesday next week, by which time the water could be far too murky to catch on the hooks. Plenty of time to make some more lobsters pots. I've got a couple finished and the third one nearly done.

As far as I know all the boats that stayed in the harbour have ridden storm Eunice out ok so far. There have been plenty of trees come down and 62,000 homes in the Southwest without power.

Sennen Lifeboat Station has had a large amount of its roof ripped off.

I'm staying in and getting on with the pots, watch out for those trees!!

17th February 2022.

Five vehicles on the beach earlier dragging punts and boats out before the storm hits.

The latest from windguru is showing a peak of 7.9 tomorrow morning. I've seen worse and the wave period isn't excessively high which does make a bit of a difference. Its still going to be "interesting" in the harbour tomorrow.   

I've not been able to get the fish price all week from Newlyn, but here's this morning's prices from Brixham if anyone is interested.  

15th February 2022.

Looking on the webcam there are three or four boats that have gone on the fleeting today. I'm not bothering with the size of fish out there on Sunday. 

There might be a better run of fish today, hope they do well. I'm happy to be working at home in this weather. 

No fish prices again today, I'll try again tomorrow. 

Here's the tide times for the week, I'll only be looking at when the tides out for bailing the punt and checking the moorings. Batten down the hatches, "Dudley" and the stronger "Eunice" are on their way.

14th February 2022. 

No prices available this morning but I did find out one boats mackerel landing. It was 瞿7.67 for large medium, his boxes of medium sold separately for 瞿3.88, 瞿2.94, 瞿2.07 and smalls were 70p. 

Bit fresh out there today. 

No chance of getting out deep where the bigger mackerel are for the foreseeable future. 

The ground sea is building throughout the week and peaking on Friday. 

13th February 2022.

I went down the quay a bit after the fleeting, no one had gone to sea. It wasn't looking too bad out there, bit fresh and drizzly but ok. I gave it an hour and a half in Carbis Bay where it was sheltered from the west northwest wind. The trouble with being the only boat out is you are a magnet for the seals, there were at least 15 of them just off the rocks at Porthminster point. It didn't take long for a few of them to start hassling me. There was fish there but 95% of it was small. I would have stuck it out longer if there was any good stuff. I gave up after 2 boxes of rubbish.

I'll fillet the couple of good ones and the rest will be salted down for bait. Shame the run wasn't better as I recon the prices will be good tomorrow. I'll post them around midday if I can get hold of them. 

Tight lines .

12th February 2022.

I couldn't get hold of the fish prices yesterday but had mine for Wednesday's catch that sold then. One box of mediums sold for nearly a pound more than the rest making the average come out at 瞿2.25 per kilo.

Here's the latest update from windguru:-

Strong winds and heavy rain tomorrow morning but forcasted to get better at midday as the boats are coming afloat, ideal .

Two boats have gone today, I shall have a look in the shelter of the bay tomorrow, here's the tides for the week ahead:-

Plenty of wind and ground sea on the long-range forecast. Looks like I'll be working at home quite a bit next week. 

11th February 2022.

Landed Wednesday's catch yesterday, there wasn't so much on the market due to less boats going to sea. A couple that went from St Ives had 50 kilos of mediums each.

Two thirds of it was good stuff.

I didn't go yesterday as I was waiting in for a delivery, mainly the bits I need to make another 20 pots. Something to keep me busy when the weather is rubbish. 

Hopefully the mackerel prices will be a bit better this morning, I'll post them in a bit if I can get them.

10th February 2022.

This morning's average market prices at Newlyn:-

9th February 2022

Crawled out of bed at 8.30 and had a look on the harbour webcam, most of the main mackerel men had gone out. When I got down the quay I counted at least a dozen boats in the bay. 

As I was coming off the moorings at 10am the first couple of early fishers were just about to land.

Think they had 6 or 7 boxes each. Apparently they had some good sized fish first thing but the run had gone small. Anglers were catching joeys off the end of the quay as I went out. I was going out deep but gave porthminster a try first. There was fish there, a mix of mediums on the bottom few hooks with smalls and "shake back joeys" above them. I had the occasional string full of mediums so stayed there for an hour and a half. Trevor on the "Bluebell" was catching close in.

I was picking away, had about 70 kilos when Dave on the "Boy Nathan" called to let me know he was catching good mediums with no smalls deeper off. I steamed out there and had about  60 kilos of good stuff before it was time to make the moorings.

It's a bit fresher from the North northwest tomorrow morning. Still workable for anyone who's keen. 

The latest update from windguru:-

This morning's market prices at Newlyn:-

8th February 2022.

This morning's average market prices at Newlyn:-

瞿5.00 for 1-2 pollack, could be tempted to give them a try on flat calm Friday.

Plenty of wind on the way after that.

I managed to sleep through 3 alarms this morning and by the time I woke up it wasn't worth going . I'll have to put the alarm out of reach tonight, keen to go out deep tomorrow and search for some large mediums. Apparently there was a lot of small in the bay again this morning.

Ten years ago it use to be the "cod track", now its the whiting track. That was back when we had proper cold winters and went weeks without fishing due to the winds. Here's one of my earliest posts on this blog. I like to look back and see how things have changed.

7th February 2022.

I did a couple of hours of the ebb this morning. Most of the boats were coming in as I was going out. Some of them had around 4 or 5 boxes of good stuff. I managed 100 kilos, would have been more if there wasn't so much small in it. 

There was 33k of medium and 20 k of good smalls (nearly mediums). The rest I salted down for bait 

I'll be doing the same tomorrow, the tide is a bit later so I might do a bit better.

No market prices available for this morning's auction, hopefully I'll be able to get tomorrow's. Tight lines! .

6th February 2022.

Plenty of waves curling around into the bay this morning. 

The wind is going to slowly decrease throughout the day and be a gentle breeze by first light tomorrow. How early can I get up? Hmmmm.

It's going to be a workable southwesterly for 3 days and then veering northwest on Thursday, but not too fresh for the hard shutters. Next week is looking a bit colourful but could easily all change by then.

Here's the tides for the week, all early starts. Drat, drat drat....

Pot making day today. 

Hopefully the water will still be clear enough to catch in the morning, hasn't been churned up for too long so should be ok. . 

4th February 2022.

I did the low water yesterday and spent most of the ebb in the bay shaking joeys back into the water. Went out deep for the first of the flood and ended up with 54 kilos of good stuff.

I caught enough pilchards to make a landing of them, 7 kilos, thought they would have fetched 30p but someone payed 瞿2.00 for them.  

The chaps on the "Sea Maiden" from Hayle done well with about 20 boxes, they were out deep from first light.

Large mediums averaged 瞿4.63, mediums were 瞿2.56 and smalls 73p.

Here's the weights and prices for all the species sold on Newlyn market this morning:-

Here's the latest update from windguru:-

3rd February 2022.

This morning's market prices at Newlyn:-

Did a good couple of hours on the fleeting yesterday afternoon, there was a lot of small mackerel about. Had to keep moving to get out of them and find a few mediums. Loads of dolphins all over the bay, they kept swimming alongside. 

I managed to catch 52 kilos of mediums. I took the smallest smalls out and landed the decent ones. I was on the market at 10pm and there wasn't a lot of mackerel there.

Here's the latest from windguru:-

Off to do the low water today. .

2nd February 2022.

Not a lot of fish on Newlyn market this morning, here are the weights and average prices:-

Doesn't look like anyone is out over low water today, I will be giving it a couple of hours on the fleeting later.

1st February 2022.

This morning's average market prices at Newlyn:-

There was only one large medium in the bit I caught on Sunday andmore herring in it than I thought.

16 kilo of herring which I expected to fetch a pound if I was lucky went for 瞿2.74 per kilo.

Definitely didn't expect my herring to fetch more than my medium mackerel. 

Dave on the "Boy Nathan" didn't totally blank on Sunday's search for bass, one greedy joey shorter than the lure . 

I'll have another go tomorrow afternoon when the wind eases down. 

Here's the latest from windguru:-


31st January 2022.

This morning's market prices at Newlyn:-

A bit before the boat floated yesterday I heard that the early low water men had a few bass on their mackerel lines. One of them caught 14 and kept 7. Another apparently put a bass line out and had at least a box full. I was going to go straight on the mackerel but a touch of bass fever crept in. When I floated I checked the Eastern Carrick (Porthminster point) for bass marks, nothing there. From there I steamed over to the Bezzack off Gwithian beach, nothing there. Checked another spot a bit deeper, nothing there either. Dave on the "Boy Nathan" was also looking for bass so I went to see if he was doing any better near Hayle estuary. He had towed a couple of lines for quite a distance for nothing so I went on the mackerel. Did a couple of hours for 100 kilos.

Hardly any large mediums, but quite a few good mediums. Dave went west looking for the bass but didn't have any. 

Need to get more salt in Newlyn so I iced yesterday's fish to take in today. ??

29th January 2022.

Not looking bad out there, I'll go and give it a couple of hours. 

**Didn't bother**

Went down the quay and no one else had gone, not even the "hard shutters". Just as well I turned up as my engine had move down, so I went aboard and sorted it out. Second time it's done that, need to get it looked at. For the time being I'll put the trailering locks in place.

I'll do the full tide tomorrow.

Came home and brought the first lobster pot in for repair. Only 6 weeks or so to go and I'll be watching the weather to put a few out. There was definitely more lobsters last season and I hardly saw a sized crab where I work. The IFCA survey that came in the post yesterday confirms it.

28th January 2022.

This morning's average fish prices at Newlyn:-

The mackerel prices were fairly good this morning, with smaller landings. The sample seems to have got better in the bay so I'll look at going on the fleeting tomorrow at midday. Bit fresh but the bay will be comfortable enough. Sunday is looking nice.

At the moment it looks like I'll only be doing Wednesday and Thursday next week. Could change. 

Tides are jumping so the fishing should be quite good. ? ? 

27th January 2022.

I tried it out on the deep track again yesterday but it wasn't as good as Tuesday.

Good stuff, just not enough of it.

No market prices available at the moment.

26th January 2022.

As I was leaving the harbour yesterday morning at high water one of the early boats was coming in from fishing the Eastern shore, they told me that they had only caught small stuff with the odd one or two mediums amoungst it. So I decided not to join the rest of them and had a try at Porthminster point. I stayed away from the big shoals of smalls in hope of some good stuff but couldn't find any. Only had a handful of joeys. 

Before giving up I thought I'd nip out deep and try to catch a few good sized whiting for the dinner table. I cut a couple of mackerel up and baited the bottom 5 hooks.

Dropped the line to the bottom and was on instantly, couldn't believe it when I pulled up 15 whiting and a large mackerel, they were quite good whiting as well. Didn't bother baiting the hooks any more and carried on catching away. I found a bunch of mackerel at one stage and ended up racing to make the moorings with 2 boxes of each.

The bit I had was a really good run of mackerel. 

I took the small whiting out and only landed the decent sized ones.

Ended up with 38k of whiting which I expect will only fetch pennies but there was 13k of large medium macs, 28k of mediums and only 5k of smalls. Result!

I kept the biggest for "homers", the largest mackerel weighed 0.68k (1 1/2 pound).

Off out again today, will post the prices later if I can get them.

25th January 2022. 

This morning's average market prices at Newlyn:-

24th January 2022.  

This morning's market prices at Newlyn:-

The mackerel prices weren't bad this morning considering the amount landed. There's about a dozen boats on it today from St Ives, I'll join them tomorrow. 

Here's the latest from windguru:-

And the tides:-

22nd January 2022.

Left the harbour at 10am yesterday for one last go at the bass until April/May. Headed up the stones, stopping on the way for a minute to check for marks on the squid ground, nothing there. At the stones I went over most of my ebb tide spots for a good 20 minutes, they were barren, didn't even bother setting the poles up. I could see a few birds working inside around Godrevy Lighthouse so steamed in there for a look. Nothing there either apart from a couple of small "feed" marks near the surface. Running out of options I headed for the Bezzack, found the first marks of the morning on the patch of rough just outside of it so set the poles up.

Had a fish straight away but it was just an undersized pollack.

Fished there for an hour for just 3 throw back pollack. After that I tried inside on the Bezzack where I had a decent sized fish on for a few seconds before it got off. Another hour after that for nothing and I'd had enough. Packed the poles away and trundled to Carbis Bay to catch a few mackerel for bait as a last resort, it was full of dolphins. 

Had them swimming with me a lot of the time.

Stunning creatures!

Best part of the day as the mackereling was rubbish. The usual huge shoals of joeys were there but no good stuff at all at the edges of the marks where they normally are. I went all around the bay a few times and didn't have a single medium! All I was doing was shaking joeys back into the water. Not going to bother today. Might go earlyish tomorrow, depending on what the others have today. Yesterday's early fishers apparently had a rubbish run as well.

Here's the latest from windguru:-

And further ahead:-

Tides for the week:-

21st January 2022.

This morning's market and at Newlyn:-

I'm out polling at the moment, one small pollack in half an hour so far, will update tonight or in the morning. ???

20th January 2022.

Quantities go down and the prices go up.

This morning's market prices at Newlyn:-

19th January 2022. 

Medium mackerel were down to 65p on average this morning. Prices for all the other species are fairly low as well. A few small dabs and small megrim 1p per kilo! The big mackerel are still worth finding at 瞿3.22 though. 

Here's the latest from windguru, an extremely calm weekend coming up.

18th January 2022.

No prices from Newlyn today but I have heard that medium mackerel were between 60p to 90p per kilo. I've salted all of yesterday's down and will be doing other things for a couple of days. I'm tempted to do a low water up the stones on Friday to see if there's any bass or even a few pollack to be had. I'll post the fish prices tomorrow if they are available. ??

17th January 2022. 

Mackerel and more mackerel.

Bit like a stuck record at the moment, plenty there and decent weather to go and catch them. There is a change appeared on the forecast for Wednesday, it won't effect the early birds, they can fill their boxes and be in by 9am.

It's all good after that though. 

I'll post this morning's prices if I can get them in a bit.

I've been told that medium mackerel were 80p to a 瞿1.00 this morning.?. 

16th January 2022.

Quite a few low water boats queuing for the one working crane while I was waiting to float yesterday. The other crane has been out of action since before Christmas, it started giving electric shocks!

They all had plenty of fish again. 

I did a quick trip for 6 boxes. They were a good run.

21k large medium, 98k medium and 38s.

While I was on the market lastnight, one of the ring netters brought in a nice tuna of 147 kilos, that might fetch 瞿1,000.

The plan is to do pretty much the same again today. ? ?. 

14th January 2022.

Prices update:-

I got down the quay on time yesterday for the first time this week. Another spring like day, perfect.

The main mackerel men had gone from the end of the quay and were already filling up lots of boxes. I got into some good fish straight away, had a string full of big ones part my 80lb backing out which was a pain. Did a couple of hours for 160 kilos, that was enough for me. Really good run, 39k large medium, 100k medium and only 21k of small. Ideal ?. 

Day off today and back on it again tomorrow. My kind of tides coming up, pm ones ?. 

I'll post the market prices in a bit if I can get them. ?. 

13th January 2022.

Sunny and calm out there yesterday. The best of the fishing was as soon as the boats floated, which I managed to miss again ??.

Lots of marks which had good mackerel on the edges of them. 

I had a few boxes before it went quiet. Picked the big ones out and salted the rest. Here's this morning's prices:-

12th January 2022.

This morning's market prices at Newlyn:-

At those prices I made 瞿100 yesterday.

Off out again now to try and do a bit better. 

11th January 2022.

This morning's market prices at Newlyn:-

The mackerel prices weren't as good as I hoped, the bit I had yesterday would have made about 瞿50. 

I fished a bit earlier in the tide today and had 80 kilos. Hopefully tomorrow will be a bit better. ?

10th January 2022.

This morning's market prices at Newlyn:-

The tide was a bit early for me this morning, I struggled to get out of bed, it will be better as the week goes on ?. 

Plenty of boats went first thing, they would have got away at about 7.30ish.

I eventually got the hooks in the water at 10am. Found a mark off porthminster point straight away and had quite a few half strings of good stuff. That was it, went dead and most of the boats headed in. From what a saw they had about 4 to 6 boxes per man. I packed up soon after with about 28 kilos.

I shall have to drag myself out of bed earlier tomorrow. The prices should be good, there wasn't any mackerel on this morning's market, that's rare for a Monday.

The high pressure is definitely hanging around for some time. 

At the moment it looks workable for at least the next 9 days.

Tight lines ? ? ?. 

9th January 2022.

Half a dozen boats tried the mackerel yesterday. The water was murky in places and the good marks had gone. I know one boat only had half a box and most of that was small. I don't think anybody tried this morning after yesterday's attempt. There will be a few out tomorrow morning, including me, seeing if it's got any better. If we can find a few the prices should be up. ?. 

8th January 2022. 

Tides for the week:-

Latest from windguru:-

Should be a busy week ahead:-

7th January 2022.

This morning's market prices at Newlyn:-

6th January 2022.

As expected the mackerel price did drop this morning but was still good considering that there was nearly 6,000 kilos up for auction, mediums 瞿50 per box.

Here's all the quantities and prices of everything auctioned this morning at Newlyn:-

When I got down the quay yesterday afternoon, 6 of the 8 boats out over low were full up and waiting for water in.

I know one of them had 1,300 kilos onboard!

I went and did my hour and a half untill dark, the run wasn't quite as good as Monday's, shook a fair few minis back in. I would have held onto the six boxes I had for Friday's market but the ice machine on the quay isn't working again. All the harbour boxes in Newlyn were full of mackerel, I had to use the greys. Ended up with 91 kilos of good stuff out of 155.

That will do me until Sunday. 

The next few days are looking quite poor, with plenty of ground sea on the way.

It's not looking too bad all next week with high pressure forcasted to hang about, should get a few trips in.

5th January 2022.

Monday's 157 kilos sold this morning for a bit over 瞿500.

Smalls were 瞿1.30, medium were 瞿3.50 and 瞿3.60, large medium were 瞿6.01.

There is a few more boats out over low water today, most of them fishing in the ebb tide off the Island. 

I have put "Last Light" against the quay to go for the last hour and a half of daylight. It looks like PJ has already filled his boxes. He was anchoring up by 11 o'clock.

There's going to be quite a lot mackerel on the market tonight so a drop in the prices is expected. I'll update later, or tomorrow if I don't have time. Tight lines ? ?. 

4th January 2022.

Only three boats did the low water yesterday, they had around 900 kilos each. "Girl Cherry" picked up a rope around the prop and missed the tide and went on the afternoon flood. It was only us two out there.

The run of fish was good, but there was a lot of seal hassle. I didn't loose any gear to them but they kept scattering the shoals. Took me an hour and a half to fill 6 boxes.

With the weather being bad today I kept yesterday's catch on ice and landed them this afternoon. There was only another 150 kilos from one boat on the market. Hopefully they will fetch a bit more tomorrow. I heard that this morning's price was quite good, around 瞿2.60 for mediums, can't confirm that though. 

Yesterday's catch was 13.5k large medium, 105k medium and 39 small.

The ring netters have been filling up in Mount's Bay, hopefully it will keep Danny on the "Golden Harvest" away from our bay ?. 

Here's the latest from windguru:-

3rd January 2022.

The couple of boats that did the early low water yesterday had about 500 kilos per man. By the time I got out there on the flood the wind had freshened up a lot. Luckily for me there were plenty of good fish close in off Porthminster Point. I filled up 6 boxes in an hour. Landed it all on the market.

13k of large mediums, 111k of mediums and 54k of good smalls.

I'm off out to have a few more on the fleeting. Looking like a day off tomorrow and maybe a low water on Wednesday. 

2nd January 2022. 

A couple of early birds out this morning, filled up and waiting for tide in. ? ?. 

I'm going now to catch a few boxes. 


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