Hi everyone hope you are all well
Just a quick update the charter industry is still battling with operating restrictions and no finical buisness support,
On a positive since boating and fishing is allowed during semi lockdown i decided to nip out a few times with my family.
fishings good had plenty good size bass, hounds and skate about il let the pictures do the talking.
The weekend just gone was my twins 5th birthday took them on a family lockdown fishing trip it was really good sport for them non stop smallish skate and hounds inshore, keeping them busy just what we all needed a day out on the water great memories who knows they may become skippers one day.
please keep and eye out for when lockdown gets lifted and get booked on asap as my diary is all over the place with 3 months of trips being shifted about so please bare with me il do my best to get everyone afloat hopefully not to long now!!
hope to see you all soon Stay safe everyone
As you can guess All trips will be cancelled for 3 weeks maybe more pending government sanctions and peoples lifes !!
Lets do the right thing and STAY AT HOME
The quicker we beat this the quicker we can get back at sea enjoying what our waters have to offer and getting back to normal
When the Corona Virus finally exhausts itself and the danger is over, let's do something good for our country,
Let's spend our holidays in England, eat in local restaurants, buy British products, buy local meats and veggies and support local businesses what ever they are. These businesses are going to find it very difficult to get back on their feet and survive without our help. They're suffering badly now and i am one of those along with many others.
Our products and services are some of the best in the world. Our country is one of the most beautiful.
on a positive note by the time we all get back out afloat the fishing it will be amazing with the hounds tope skate bass rays mackerel and more well and truly here with the fine weather it will be fantastic.
while all this is going on and we are on lock down protecting the NHS and helping to save life's i get to spend some well needed quality time with my family and keep them safe
take care and stay safe everyone see you all soon
Due to the covid 19 situation i have taken the hard decision not to take on any NEW bookings until things settle down
I will try to adapt daily with the government sanctions please read my previous posts
It is going to be a very tough time and it will hurt alot of people in many ways i wish everyone the best stay safe and i will hopefully see you all when this is over not to long i hope
Regarding bookings people already have please read my previous posts or call me on 07523488290
On a positive them fish will be getting hungry
Fishing and Covid 19 onboard Dawn Tide II
We all know whats going on with the country at the moment horrible times!!
I’m trying to do my bit whilst still trying to earn a living for my young family from full time chartering us charter skippers won't qualify for financial help.
I have contacted a hygiene company and asked for 2 hand sanitisers to be installed on the boat 1 for the deck and one for the wheelhouse asap. I will ask that you bring your own cup or flask for hot drinks and i ask that whilst onboard please wear disposible gloves whilst keeping a respnsible distance between each other.
The boat and equipment is completely washed down and thoroughly cleaned after every trip so no excuses for poor hygiene onboard.
Im also asking groups that have trips booked too try to keep numbers to a minimum to maximise personal space theres loads of space onboard anyway but it all helps
i will also be doing this on individual walk on dates so we have a safe environment.
If you or a family member are showing any symptoms i ask you to please follow government guidelines.
If we all follow the above we should be able to continue throughout the season safley and enjoy the fantastic fishing and weather coming up.
it will be a tough time for the angling industry many charter boats tackle shops and bait suppliers will find it hard to continue through this along with the fishing industry and rest of the country so lets all do our bit to help each other get through this.
I honestly think that a day afloat with the sea air and sun shine fishing away from life’s stresses the mainstream media and the uk population is one of the best relaxing mind clearing safest places to be at the moment miles away form it all literally
hope to see you all aboard soon stay safe every one
Any enquires as im still operating call me on 07523488290
And lets find them big fish !!!!
FISHING REPORT 19/3/20
Had the first few hounds of the 2020 season this week only small but a start of things to come bass will be there too if the hounds are!!!!
loads of Rays as usual for the time of year keeps everyone on the toes and the rods bending you don't have to wait long seeing 30-50 most trips and its increasing all the time herring bait doing the job.
if you want them bass and hounds that are down there now its no good using herring you will need to bring/order crab or worm trust me its worth it
had something i haven't seen in a while a whiting with a lamprey hitching a ride
any way things are vastly improving out there all the species a rocking up for the season can't wait call 07523488290
The fishing is improving all the time now unlike the weather wind wind wind !!
On most trips in march we are seeing Between 30-50 skate boated even when the winds blowing and we are stuck inshore we still getting around 30+ rays but getting offshore is much busier and better.
last trip all the guys put £5 each in for the biggest fish and the winner was regular angler derek marsh with a 12.6lb thornback ray netting him £40 pot that meant his day afloat only cost him £20 so worth a go and gets the banter going keeps you on the ball
The 1st of bass and hounds started to show around the next week last year so with the warm water for the time of year and peeler crabs starting now you should start seeing them any time now in-between the rays.
walk on spaces coming up in march are
see my home page for more availability on whole boats and spaces throughout the season or simply call me on 07523488290 and i can go through my diary with you i always do my best to get everyone aboard see you all soon
Start of march
Headed out fishing after going back afloat on the 26/2/20
we had to fish inshore on the 27/2/20 due to strong winds but never the less was the inshore fishing was fantastic with over 40+ rays boated to 12lb
The ray numbers will rocket over the next 5-6 weeks so enjoy it while its here!
last season the Hounds and Bass arrived end of march so not long at all!!! the water temp is 7.5c at the moment so i personally think its all going to happen early the is season if the inshore fishing is this busy the offshore fishing should be very very busy nows time to start getting back out after a long winter its only going to get better and better now
next walk on spaces coming up are
4th 6th 10th 12th march
keep an eye on my Facebook for live video streams and updates but i will update this site at the end of every week
END OF FEBRUARY
Below the water line all cleaned up !!
props polished, hull anti fouled, and a set of fresh anodes all ready for the busy season ahead keeping her slick through the water !!
I cant fault the old girl she really is a strong and reliable tried and tested work horse!
Going back in the water on the 25/2/2020 so its all systems go the next trip is the 27/2/2020 weather permitting,
So after all this dredfaul wind and weather and a bit of annual maintenance lets get back out on the personal best fish hunt and enjoy the fish influx as they all move in through the season. Really looking forward to 2020 season bookings are coming in every day lots of returning customers and new ones too i couldn't ask for better and hope to be blessed with a safe fishfull calm amazing season finger crossed!
i always try my best for the crews onboard i always do my own thing fish my own ways and try new things and the hard works showing year after year!!!!
my social media side will still be active with weekly reports ECT but i will be concentrating on my web site more its a far superior than social media for my business so tune in for weekly fishing reports catches updates and news aboard
Dawn Tide II
See you all again soon
2019 - 2020
brilliant 2019 fishing season has come to a end but the good news is 2020 has begun!!!
Just a quick heads up i only have a few weekend dates remaining for the 2020 season and majority of Fridays have gone aswell!!
Remember i don’t work on bank holidays any more thats family time!
Still plenty of midweek dates free but if its a weekend you need to call me asap
I will be doing weekend evening / night trips during 2020 as they are very popular throughout spring and summer it also makes sure we take full advantage of the weather and excellent summer fishing
i will advertise the dates and spaces as and when nearer the time.
I'm really Looking forward to a busy season and seeing new and retuning customers aboard.
Thanks again everyone for your custom and support i cant wait until all begins again
Wishing every one a happy healthy fishfull new year !!!!
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WELL BEEN A WHILE SINCE I DID A UPDATE ON HERE JUST BEEN SO BUSY IM NOT COMPLAINING !!
FISHING HAS BEEN VERY GOOD THIS SEASON STACKS OF SKATE EARLY SEASON 50 -70 PER TRIP NORMAL BUT THINNED OFF A BIT DURING SUMMER STILL SEEING PLENTY HERE AND THER
THEN THE HOUNDS MOVED IN EARLY VERY GOOD NUMBERS ! NOW THE BIGGER FISH ARE HERE IN THE SHALLOWS GREAT FUN AND HARD FIGHTING TOO CRAB BAIT IS A MUST FOR THESE FISH
BASS SEASON HAS BEEN GOOD LOTS OF FISH AROUND IF YOU TARGET THEM CAN DO VERY WELL LURES AND WORM SOME OF MY BASS MARKS HAVE BEEN A BASS A CAST ALL SIZES SHOWING REMEMBER ITS 42CM NOW AND A 1 FISH BAG LIMIT WORM BAIT IS A MUST IF YOU WANT BASS
TOPE HAVE MADE A APPEARANCE AGAIN HAD A FEW TRIPS BOOKED IN FOR THEM BUT GOT BLOWN OUT! BUT SEVERAL FISH BEEN REPORTED TO 55LB THERS STILL TIME TO BOAT A BIGGEN LIKE PREVIOUS SEASONS WE HAVE SEEN LOADS AROUN 5 - 15LB ON OUR LOCAL MARKS BIG GIRLS ARE A BIT FURTHER SO EXTRA FUEL IS NEEDED AND THAT MEANS EXTRA COST
THE MACKEREL COME IN STRONG FORCE BUT HAVE NOW DISAPPEARED HOPEFULLY THEY WILL RETURN SOON ITS THE BEST BAIT IN MY OPINION
SOON TO START PUSHING WAY OFFSHORE ON THE WRECKS FOR THEM BASS AND COD !! THE PLAICE TRIPS ARE STARTING TOO THESE ARE LONG DAYS AND COST MORE BUT ITS GOOD FUN AND SOMETHING DIFFERENT THE PROVE VERY POPULAR WITH MY ANGLERS ALONG WITH MY NIGHT TRIPS SEEN SO MUCH INTEREST IN THESE THEY WILL CONTINUE THROUGHOUT SUMMER
ONCE AGAIN ID LIKE TO THANK EVERY ONE WHOS HAS COME ABOARD AND LOOK FOAWRD TO SEEING YOU ALL AGAIN
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THANKS SEE YOU AFLOAT PLENTY OF THE SEASON LEFT !!!!
Happy new year to all may you have all the happiness, wealth and health !
just a quick report not been out loads weather has been a nightmare on the run up to christmas and after a nice christmas 2 week rest with the wife and kids I'm getting back at it now ! Been out a few times recently not many Cod just a couple tiny Codling along with the usual Rays Whiting Dabs and Dogs. The thornback Rays will start to build in numbers ready for the big spring rush! hopefully we will see some codling like we did this time last year fingers crossed. The spur dogs will start showing now had a report of a 20+ fish the other day so keep a eye out for these trips they cost a bit more as further to steam but can be very good fishing. The Boat is coming out for its annual pre season maintenance first part of February so we don't get any down time during the busy season and miss out on the fishing !! i will say get your trips booked in inn advance as the 2019 diary is getting busy already especially spring when the fishing and viariaty is at its best so please don't leave it to late. i would like to say thank you to every one who come aboard dawn tide this year really appreciate your custom look foward to seeing you this season hopefully with your PB catch thanks skipper mark peters
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