News Letter October 2018

By Richard Saxby


The last month hasn’t seen too much action from Burnham but when boats have got out fishing has been very good.

If conditions allow then Porlock has been the favoured area targeting the hounds and tope before they disappear.

Huss and rays add a bit of variety and a there is always a chance of a decent bass.


As autumn moves into winter boats will stay closer to home looking for an early cod with Watchet usually being consistent through November.

Common sense has finally prevailed all be it a bit late and we can now retain one bass a day for the table.




September 29th 2 boats launched on the start of the ebb and steamed down to Porlock bay, Ultra White with Nigel, Aaron and James Devey along with Seanies Flyer with Martin Quinn and Andy Georgiou.

A very busy day for all with some quality fish landed with hounds, huss and rays into double figures and a 26lb tope to James and one of 22lb for Aaron.


Also landed were a thornie of 15-8 for Andy G, a bass of 8-8 for Nigel Devey and a club record tub gurnard of 1-8 for Martin Quinn.





October 7th Ultra White and Seanies Flyer were back out joined by Ultra Fisher with 8 anglers on-board.

They all started off around Watchet and worked their way back to home waters.



Fishing was reasonable with the best fish a thornie of 10-8 to Dave Tether and a huss of 10-0 for Martin Quinn.






Fish of the month for September sponsored by Thyers Tackle of Highbridge was won by Andy

Georgiou with a thornie of 15-8 and 100%.


The next competition is a cod comp on the 11th November

The next club meeting is our AGM on Thursday 15th November 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, October 28th, 2018 News Letter