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Quite a catch for the Woodroffe kids

This party of kids from Woodroffe School in Lyme Regis had been booked onto our daily deep sea fishing trip for about a fortnight and this day, July 26, was the day. All seven arrived on the end of the Cobb at 8.15 a.m. ready for action, James, the man steering, phoned up half an hour before we left just to see if we had a space for him so he made up number eight.The kids were really good and listened to what I was showing them. In no time at all, we were fishing over a local wreck.

Woodroffe fishing tripNow this wreck, torpedoed in 1918, is good for whiting and a few other species but on this day, the first fish up was a seven pound bass caught by James. It was a truly beautiful fish and not at all common on the morning deep sea fishing trip, in fact extremely rare. Next came up some whiting and everyone aboard got totally involved in the fishing.
But things suddenly took a completely unexpected turn when Saffie, the girl on James’s right, landed a ten pound super bass. All fishing stopped as we all gazed at the monster on the deck. Later a black bream arrived, my favourite fish for eating, followed by a good sized pollack, truly a day to remember.

You too can join Harry May Boat Trips and stand a chance of hooking some of these amazing fish by booking on one of their Lyme Regis mackerel fishing or Lyme Regis deep sea fishing trips daily from the Cobb in Lyme Regis.


Published on 27/07/2019.

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