News Letter November 2018

By Richard Saxby


The last month has been a bit quiet out from Burnham.

The wind and tides at weekends haven’t helped much but that is something a small boat owner has to work around.

We are still waiting for the first cod from club waters but they can’t be far away now.

There are huge numbers of strap conger out there this year and they will hang around until the water temperature drops.


The whiting are starting to show, hopefully they will be as plentiful as last winter.


On Sunday 21st October 3 boats with 10 members fished the Ray Farthing trophy.

The match started with flat seas but with a forecast indicating that once the tide turned around lunchtime then the wind would move northerly and increase as the afternoon went on.

With this in mind we all steamed down to Watchet looking for an early cod but we drew a blank on that one.

The fishing was steady but finding a fish in size was proving difficult.

As the wind increased Four Buoys moved closer to home trying another couple of marks while Seanies Flyer and Ultra White stuck it out at Watchet.


Back on the beach there were only 4 fish to weigh in with Martin Quinn coming out on top with a spotted ray of 4lb 4oz and 87%.

Second was Aaron Devey with an lsd of 1lb 13oz and 60%.

A whiting of 12oz and 35% was enough for third for James Devey.

November 4th Nigel Devey and Andy Georgiou took Ultra White up to Portishead and both managed to catch their first codling of the season in amongst dogs, straps and thornbacks.

Friday 16th myself, Stephen and Fred Saxby joined a couple of regulars on Mikey Webbers Teddie Boy out of Minehead for a short one over high.


The weather was a bit miserable but it didn’t put the fish off with a total of 7 species caught in just 4 hours.

Best fish fell to Stephen, a blonde of 14-12 but again the cod eluded us.

Fish of the month for October sponsored by Thyers Tackle of Highbridge was won by Martin Quinn with a spotted ray of 4-4 and 87%.


The next competition is our xmas comp on 9th December with 2 more reserve competitions before the year ends.

The next club meeting is our xmas social on Thursday 20th December 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.

Sunday, November 25th, 2018 News Letter