The Weymouth Pollack Competition was held on the 30th of March and was the first of 3 inter-boat competitions planned for 2018. With an eager crew of 10 we left Weymouth Harbour expecting a difficult day due to the challenging weather forecast. After a bumpy steam out the objective was simple catch a bigger Pollack than anyone else.
Wrecking for Pollack
On our arrival at the first wreck conditions were less than ideal with wind against tide making the drift difficult. We fished hard up until slack water taking 1 fish every couple of drifts, but as the tide eased the decision was made to move 10 miles further out to sea.
At the second wreck the weather had changed and plenty of fish started coming over the side. Following a steady run of near double figure Pollack we were sure a bigger fish would come out soon. The next couple of hours passed and with only an hour of fishing time left i decided to move again in search of a bigger fish. We arrived at the last wreck and continued to take plenty of fish but no monsters. Before we knew it it was time to head home and get the fish filleted and cleaned down.
The weigh in and presentation was held in the Sailors Return.
All in all it was a great day aboard Snapper with plenty of fish but no monsters. If you would like to fish in either of the remaining competitions please contact me for more information. Alternatively, we run wrecking trips throughout the year in search of Cod, Pollack and Ling, if you fancy giving offshore fishing a go!
Weymouth Turbot and Brill competition – July 27th 2018
Weymouth Black Bream competition – October 25th 2018