LOCOMOTION SEA ANGLING CLUB
BOAT TRIP REPORTS 2007
With winds approaching gale force forecast, this trip was cancelled.
A successful trip for many of our party and some good fish were boated.
The day's total came to 10 cod, 26 ling, 1 pollack (a fine specimen for Reg; see photo below) and 2 pouting. The heaviest was a 9lb 14½oz ling caught by Eddie.
A day which started windy and became worse as the day progressed. Only the fact that the wind was from the SW, prevented the trip being called off the evening before.
By early afternoon anglers were unable to hold the bottom. All on board agreed that there was little point in continuing the trip and we headed for shore.
The catch was very disappointing - 6 cod, 2 ling and 3 pouting. The heaviest was a 2lb 3½oz ling caught by Gordon.
During this trip on Maggie May out of Hartlepool, 15 cod, 12 ling, 1 pollock and 2 whiting were the sizeable fish caught.
Peter had the heaviest fish with a 13lb 7½oz ling, Stan boated a contender for the heaviest cod of the Summer Season at 8lb 8½oz and Eddie caught a 3lb 11oz pollock which was put forward for the specimen fish of the year.
Quite a productive trip for some of the club members. 22 cod, 17 ling, and 5 coley were boated but the catches were very unevenly distributed around the boat; low numbers seemed significantly favoured.
The heaviest fish was an excellent ling of 13lb 4oz, caught by Chris Kirkbride.
Competition Day saw a rather limited catch although the winning catches were surprisingly good. A total of 13 cod, 16 ling and 2 pouting were the sizeable fish caught.
The heaviest fish went to Reg Lewis for a 12lb 1oz cod. An 8lb 3½oz ling gave Peter Dinsdale the second heaviest fish.
A reasonably successful trip with most anglers having a decent fish or two to take hame. The catches included 19 cod, 10 ling, 1 coley (coalfish) and 3 whiting. The heaviest was a 10lb 13oz ling boated by John Ord-Renshaw.
Our first Summer season trip was a pleasant day, a little windier at times than forecast, but generally calm.
Cod made a welcome reappearance and 21 were caught, with 6 pouting and, surprisingly, 3 octopus.
The heaviest fish, a cod, was not recorded because it had been filleted before we landed.
Members met the news that the last trip of our winter season would go ahead with hope and anticipation and it was partially rewarded.
There were only a few fish biting and, surprisingly, whiting were not present in any significant numbers. A selection of species were boated and most anglers had something to break their duck.
A small number of cod provided the competition for the heaviest fish. The following sizeable fish were boated - 1 dog fish, 5 cod, 1 whiting and 2 pouting. The heaviest fish, caught by Ian, was a 2lb 1oz cod.
Strong winds caused this trip to be cancelled.
The weather was quite kind to us, with relatively calm seas and not too cold, but the fish were not. The only sizeable fish were 2 cod and 1 dab. Not even whiting, often a nuisance, were biting!
The best fish was a 1lb 8oz cod for Alan.
A stormy forecast and rough seas left our Boatman and the Skipper in no doubt that the trip was not worth attempting.