Archive for May, 2017

Martin Quinn


Martin Quinn and Andy Georgiou had a good day wrecking out of Weymouth on Jeff Clarke’s boat on Wednesday.

They had quite a few Pollack in the 5-6 lbs bracket and Martin had this cracking cod of 15lbs.

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John May’s Sole



John May has been at it again this time out of Portishead on Zeke’s boat.

John had this fine sole of 3 lb 2ozs

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May’s Newsletter 2017

By Richard Saxby


Since the last issue we have seen an improvement in the weather and a lot more activity on the boats.

The smoothounds are moving up towards Bridgwater bay and bass are regular catches which must mean summer is on its way.



Friday 21st of April we held our presentation evening followed by a curry at the sailing club.

Martin Quinn and Andy Georgiou won the lions share of the trophies with Andy also winning the Mustard Trophy for the most points over the year.




Ultra White skippered by Nigel Devey won the Porthcawl Insurance Trophy for the most points accumulated.

A list of all winners can be found on our Facebook page and website.  


April 23rd was the Ray Farthing Trophy and 6 boats with 17 anglers took part in great conditions.

This enabled boats to travel a bit further afield and was reflected in the number of species caught, 10 in total.

Along with the usual conger, thornies and dogs we had spotted, blonde and small eyed rays, huss, cod, bass and whiting, not bad for April.


Winner on the day was Anthony Georgiou with a hound on measure and release of 144%, 2nd was Anthony again with a lsd of 3lb 3oz and 106%, 3rd  was John Quinn with a thornie of 12lb 10oz and 81%.

As neither Anthony or John are members the trophy was won by Aaron Devey with a hound of 80%.

Pools was won by Dave Tether with a cod of 5lb and 28%.

There were also 5 bass caught and released with the biggest at 7lb also to Dave Tether.

May 7th was our Top Boat trophy and again the weather was great, very light winds and sunshine most of the day.

5 boats and 11 anglers took part in another very busy match.

1st was Andy Georgiou with a cracking conger of 33lb 5 1/2oz and 133% which he kept alive and returned after weighing.

2nd  was Martin Quinn with a hound of  19lb 10oz and 127%.


3rd Nigel Devey with a hound of 16lb 8oz and 106%.


Pools was won by Richard Saxby with a bass measuring 65cm and weighing 5lb 11oz (returned of course!!).


We are trialling a formula for hounds so all are measured and weights are then calculated so as none are brought ashore.


It’s looking good for June as long as the weather plays ball, hounds should be plentiful in the bay reducing travelling time but boats that venture further down channel could find the first tope.


Fish of the month sponsored by Thyers Tackle of Highbridge for April was won by Richard Saxby with a Thornback ray of 14lb 3oz and 92%.


June is another busy month with our Thornback Trophy on the 11th, an away day comp against Brixham angling club on the 18th and our summer BBQ on the 24th.

We have a club meeting on Thursday 15th of June at Burnham Motor Boat and Sailing Club on the sea front.

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


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A Salmon for John May


Apologies to John May for the delay in posting up this picture of his cracking 19lb salmon caught on a fly from the Wye and fresh run from the Bristol Channel.


John reports that it fought like big smoothound and was returned still full of life to carry on its journey.

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Top Boat Trophy Sunday 7th May report.


On Sunday 7th May we held the Top Boat Trophy out of Burnham-on-Sea, book in was at 6:30am so we had to leave Witney at 4:15am!!!

The crew on Ultra Mover had their landing net out before the off but they were not disqualified as they were just rescuing Chris Lindsay’s hat!

At the off all boats shot away as usual although we all stayed much closer to home this time.



Ultra Mover with Chris, Dave Teather and Alex Wharton started fishing around Kilve.

Nigel Devey and Andy Georgiou on Ultra White and Martin Quinn with Pete Watson on Seanie’s Flier fished Lilstock all day.

Whilst myself and Richard Saxby on Four Buoys started off around the club banks.


18342353_1862213394038012_5349295306223937582_nPete Nicholson with Terry Garret on Vicoue fished a bank a bit further out in search of more tide.

We all caught fish from the off with lots of rays, congers and dogfish landed.


In amongst the usual fare there were a few surprises as well.



Both Pete and Nigel had spotted rays and on Four Buoys we found a few bass.





As the tide faded the bites slowed up for us and we joined the others at Lilstock.



A good move for me as I managed to snare my first smoothie of the year, Nigel and Martin both had smoothounds as well.



Andy on Ultra White had also caught a big conger which they kept alive in a big tank on board.

Back at the weigh in we waited for all the results to be calculated, thirsty work but the sailing club bar was open so happy days!

5 boats launched with a total of 11 anglers on board.


First place went to Andy Georgiou with 18275044_10213276460372956_2472795696717994032_nhis conger of 33lbs 5.5oz for 133%.

Second was Martin Quinn with his smoothound calculated at 19lbs 10oz for 127%.

Third was Nigel Devey with his smoothie calculated at 16lbs 8oz for 106%.

Pete Nicholson’s spotted ray weighed in at 4lbs 7oz for 91%.

Richard Saxby won the pools with a bass of 65cm obviously returned at sea after being measured and photographed.



It is worth noting that we are trialling a new formula for smoothounds this year.

Also that all fish weighed in on this match were returned to the sea alive.


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