Archive for October, 2015

Tony Holly Trophy Sunday 18th October 2015

12112015_10206129695616141_6048060132321987992_nA breezy Sunday saw a good turn out for this match, 5 club boats and 2 boats from the sailing club with a total of 15 anglers, 10 members and 5 non members, all fished the Tony Holly Trophy. The fishing boundaries were restricted to Zone 1 for this match which is the old club limits due to the weather forecast.

It was good to see that the Bristol Boys boy’s had turned up again making it 3 Deveys on Ultra White and 2 Georgious on Obsession!

Martin and John Quinn were also out on Seanie’s Flier, Pete and Mark on Vicoue and Me, Dicky and Fred on Four Buoys. With all boats safely launched Vicoue headed to Stolford and the Bristol Boys all off to Brean.

On Four Buoys we headed out to a bank about 3 miles out to find a bit of tide, it was lumpy when we got there but we dropped anchor anyway and gave it a go. We had a few fish in the first hour or so but nothing special. Fred was looking a bit green by now so we decided to head in and fish the rest of the match in the river where it was a lot calmer! It was a lot slower for us there with just a few rays, dogfish, a conger and a couple of whiting.

DSCN2757Nigel, James and Aaron on Ultra White had lots of fish all day but no cod in what they described as lumpy but fishable conditions. Andy & Anthony also at Brean were busy catching fish too, Andy was being plagued by dogfish while Anthony was doing better with the only cod of the day and a cracking bull huss that weighed 10lbs 4ozs . 


Martin had originally followed the others towards Brean but decided to turn back and find calmer fishing on the club bank where he and John were kept busy catching lots of rays, dogfish and eels.

Alex Wharton came out later on Osprey as he has his boat on a pontoon at the moment. Sadly he is still having engine trouble despite numerous attempted repairs! He had to go back in again but was able to hop on Mon Ami with Alan Derrick and they also fished in the river catching thornback rays and dogfish. Storm also from the sailing club joined in with Dave Lewis skippering, they fished just out of the river but also found the fishing slow going.

DSCN2762Back at the sailing club and the results were compiled. 

1st place was Anthony Georgiou with his bull huss of 10lbs 4ozs for 82%, 2nd was Martin Quinn with a 2lbs 8ozs dogfish 71.43% and 3rd Andy Georgiou with another dogfish of 2lbs 4ozs for 64.28%.

As Anthony is not a club member at present Martin won the trophy with his dogfish! Best join up quick then Anthony!!


However the boy had the last laugh taking the pools for biggest cod 5lbs 14ozs!

All fish caught on the day were returned alive except the cod which will make a fine supper.

Thanks to all those who helped out on the day and made it into a social occasion as well, lots of laughs at the sailing club and hot sausages and roasties too!

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 Match Reports Comments Off on Tony Holly Trophy Sunday 18th October 2015

Dicky’s October report for Sea Angling News

Burnham Boat Owners Sea  Angling Association


The last month has been a bit of a mixed bag out of BOS with a strong start but tailing off lately, mainly due to the constant NE winds. When sea conditions allow there are still enough fish out there to make it worth while with congers, thornbacks and dogs making up the bulk of catches.

The are still a few bass around though numbers are dwindling but there is always a chance of a decent one while cod fishing.

Cod started to show in the last week of September with father and son, John and Martin Quinn having a great days fishing landing a number of cod including 3 doubles to 14lb 2oz, the biggest falling to John. As we moved into October the cod were still showing well with Martin Quinn again amongst them with another double. Nigel Devey and Andy Georgio also found a few cod with Andy landing a cracker at 15lb 2oz. Cod numbers have decreased over the last couple of weeks but hopefully this is just a blip.

Fish of the Month for September was won by John Quinn with a cod of 14lb 2oz.

We have held 2 competitions in October both hampered slightly by wind.

The first one on 11th was won by James Devey with a cod of 4lb 2oz. There were a number of thornies, conger, dogs and whiting caught but none brought to the scales.

The second comp was the Tony Holly trophy fished as a best specimen on the 18th  and had a better forecast with 10 members and 5 guests taking part.

Winner with a fine huss of 10lb 4oz was Anthony Georgio, second with a doggie of 2lb 8oz was Martin Quinn and third with another dog of 2lb 4oz was Andy Georgio. The cod pool was won by Anthony Georgio with a cod of 5lb 14oz.

If the wind is kind over the next month then fishing should be very good indeed with plenty of rays,  congers, dogs, whiting and hopefully a few more cod.

You can keep up-to date with latest news and catches and all things fishy on our facebook page and website Burnham Boat Owners Sea Angling Association.


Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 News Letter Comments Off on Dicky’s October report for Sea Angling News

Tony Holly Trophy

The Tony Holly Trophy tomorrow Sunday 18th October is ON 

Book in at 6-30am in Morrison’s car park and off at 7am.

Due to the forecast and shorter duration, fishing will be restricted to zone 1 the original club boundries.

As usual 2 rods 4 hooks, pools is biggest cod reserve is biggest whiting. 

Back on the beach at 1pm

Hope to see you there.

Saturday, October 17th, 2015 Latest News Comments Off on Tony Holly Trophy

Match this Sunday

Tony Holly Trophy this Sunday 18th October 
Book in at 6-30am in Morrisons car park off at 7am 
Back on the beach at 1pm

Hope to see you there.

Friday, October 16th, 2015 Latest News Comments Off on Match this Sunday

Reserve Match Sunday 11th October 2015




With mixed to poor weather forecast only 3 boats turned out for this reserve match.




Andy had managed to drag Anthony Georgiou out of bed to fish on Obsession, Martin Quinn and his mate Chris on Seanie’s Flier and Nigel Devey with both of his sons James & Aaron.



All 3 boats shot down to Watchet again in search of cod but alas it was a slow day for all.









There were a few congers, rays, dogfish and whiting caught and only one cod of 4lbs 2 ozs that was caught by James Devey.


It was a rough ride back and Martin and Chris were soaked through with Martin informing Tracey that even his undercrackers were drenched!

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 Match Reports Comments Off on Reserve Match Sunday 11th October 2015