Archive for August, 2016

August’s News Letter

By Richard Saxby



Not to many boats made it out over the last month with it being holiday season but we did have our first away day comp at Weymouth fished as a best specimen, winner takes all.

3 boats towed down with 6 anglers, the winner being Kev Marshall with a gurnard of 2lb and 57%

Boats launching from Burnham are landing plenty of rays, congers and dogs in the bay but not many hounds or bass.







Some members are covering plenty of miles down channel to clearer water in the search for different species.


A recent sortie for 2 boats down to Porlock then onto Foreland point produced a nice tope for myself of 27lb 8oz and a small spottie along with a few mackerel, not species we catch very often in the bay.




Fish of the month for July was won by Andy Georgiou with a hound of 6lb 5oz and 42% on measure and release.


The next club competition is a 38 hour species comp on the 10-11th September with no boundaries but all boats must launch and retrieve from Burnham.


Our next club meeting is on Thursday 15th September at Burnham Motor Boat and Sailing Club on the sea front, pop along if you are interested in joining a friendly club.

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.

Saturday, August 20th, 2016 News Letter Comments Off on August’s News Letter

Sunday 24th July



On Sunday 24th July 4 boats launched from Burnham-on-Sea with some just fishing a short trip over the high tide and, others opting to stay out all day.

The Bristol boys were out in force with 2 boats Ultra White and Obsession both having 3 anglers on board.


Nigel had both his sons Aaron and James on board and Andy was joined by his son Anthony and Martin Quinn.




Craig Willis was out on Lucky Strike with Terry Garrett and on Four Buoys there was me, Dicky and Roy Saxby.





As the Bristol Boys were out all day they shot off straight down channel to Porlock Bay. Whilst as Craig and us were only fishing a short one we both stayed local.






It was hard work in Bridgwater Bay with both boats failing to find any hounds and only catching a few thornback rays, dogfish and congers.

Even though we tried a couple of favourite our local marks.



Down in Porlock Bay however the others were fairing better. They had managed to find around 15 smoothounds between them, mostly around the 8 – 10lbs mark.

Aaron caught a fine bullhuss weighed on the boat and released at 9lbs 8ozs. They also had the usual rays, doggies, congers and a three bearded rockling to add to the species tally.

All in all a good day out for them and well worth the effort.

Not sure about Anthony’s attire though??

He was asked if he had put Katie’s top on by mistake when he got dressed in the dark!!!



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Four Buoys Away Day- Sunday 17th July



With strong north westerly winds forecast all weekend again we decided it was time for Four Buoys first away day. With myself, Dicky and Craig Willis on board we hitched up and headed south to West Bay.

It was a beautiful morning and after paying our launch fees we were quickly launched and off in to the deep blue sea. Yes blue sea and no mud!

We were lucky enough to be able to buddy up with former BBOSAA member Gary Heaton, who was crewing on Thunderbird II, a Raider 18 that he has just sold.



The plan was to try a few wrecks and then maybe try for plaice later in the afternoon.

Not having fished any wrecks on our own boat before it was a big learning curve for me and Dicky. We did find all the wrecks we looked for and even managed to drift over a few of them!

Sadly the fishing was very poor with no fish taking our lures.





Craig tried using ragworm and did catch a couple of cuckoo wrasse and pouting.

We tried 4 or 5 wrecks going out around 12-15 miles but no joy. So we came inshore and fished in front of Seatown to try for plaice.

We fared much better with the plaice fishing and managed to catch 9 between us the biggest to Craig at 1lb 15ozs .

It was a very busy day at West Bay! It was hosting a fishing match with loads of small boats and charter boats from both West Bay and Lyme Regis taking part.

Just to add to the fun West Bay was also hosting power boat racing just outside the Harbour! It was absolute carnage around the slipway when we retrieved Four Buoys with 3 boats, trailers and vehicles on the slipway at a time. Luckily they have a very wide slip way!!


13754399_1724429361149750_6278377233147442714_nOn the same day Nigel Devey and Andy Georgiou were fishing Weymouth on Obsession and had a good day of mixed fishing, catching small turbot, gurnards, rays, mackerel and congers.

Andy had their best fish a cracking undulate ray weighed on the boat at 18lbs.

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Fish of the month for June & July 2016


Fish of the month for June was won by Andy Georgiou with a 

smoothound of 11lb 4oz and 73% on measure and release.

Fish of the month for July was Andy Georgiou again!

Another smoothound measured and released working out at 6lbs 5ozs for 40.72%. 

Well done Andy.





Other fish of note this month are Andy again with a nice 18lbs undulate ray from Weymouth




13729136_1702880669962395_8276385338601951263_nand Craig Willis with a near 2lbs plaice  from West Bay.

Saturday, August 6th, 2016 Fish of the month Comments Off on Fish of the month for June & July 2016

A Sad Loss

All our older members will remember when we had a thriving Junior Section run by Richard James, Sadly Richards daughter Mary James who was a keen junior member died last month aged 32.

We are sending flowers to Sedgemoor Crematorium  where her funeral will be held there this Thursday 4th August.

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 News Letter Comments Off on A Sad Loss