Archive for August, 2018

Fish of the Month June & July 2018


Fish of the Month 2018 sponsored by Thyers Fishing Tackle of Highbridge, in conjunction with BBOSAA members.




Fish of the month for June was won by Nigel Devey with a smoothound of 16lb caught out of Burnham On Sea.







As there were no fish weighed in from Burnham in July, the prize for this month goes to that man Nigel Devey again with his fine Brill caught out of Weymouth.

Well done Nigel!

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News Letter July 2018

By Richard Saxby


The weather since my last report has been fantastic with temperatures soaring but for various reasons there hasn’t been to much activity out in the bay.

Smouthounds are still just a few miles from the slipway and hopefully they will hang about for another month or so before they start to drop back down channel.

Once they move off then thoughts of cod won’t be far behind, will they turn up in decent numbers this year?



June 24th and 5 boats launched to fish the Top Boat trophy with 11 anglers onboard.

Most took advantage of the conditions and steamed down channel to Porlock bay.

If the bait went unmolested by doggies for long enough then there was something reasonable waiting to snaffle it.


Fishing was very busy with 4 species of rays, hounds, huss, tope, conger a mackerel and of course the dogs.

Winner on the day was Nigel Devey with a hound of 16lb and 103%, 2nd was Andy Georgiou with  small eyed of 9-1 and 91% and 3rd was Steve Winters with a lsd of 2-9 and 85%.




June 25th and John Chinn and Terry Garrett towed down to Weymouth for a crack at the flatfish.

Fishing was quite tough but they did find a few turbot and a couple of rays with the best fish a blonde ray of 16-7 to John on his plaice rig!!


Fish of the month for June sponsored by Thyers Tackle of Highbridge was won by Nigel Devey with a hound of 16lb and 103%.


The next competition is our Thornback Trophy on August 26th.

We don’t have a club meeting in August.

The next meeting is on Thursday 20th 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.

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