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Bill Oliver landed two personal bests while fishing at anchor on a Bank to the East of Weymouth. Bill landed his first ever Spurdog weighing 9Ib and then landed an 18Ib Undulate Ray (Pictured) which beat his previous Personal Best Undulate by 1Ib 8oz. both fish were returned alive. Bill was using 20Ib class tackle with a pennel rig of Sakuma 6/0 and 4/0 hooks baited with a cocktail of Ammo squid and mackerel.

Dave Metcalf from Bothenhampton,Dorset landed three Spurdogs in succession which included a 20 pound fish and new personal best. The 20Ib Spurdog also beat the previous Flamer IV record which was 19Ib 8oz..Dave was using an uptide rod with a pennel rig of Sakuma 6/0 and 4/0 hooks baited with a cocktail of Ammo squid and mackerel.All the Spurs were returned alive. Such is the quality of fish being caught during anchored sessions aboard Flamer IV on Banks and Reefs.

Mick Nunn from Thatcham,Berkshire landed a 19Ib Undulate Ray and new Personal Best.Mick was using 20Ib class tackle with a pennel rig of Sakuma 6/0 and 4/0 hooks baited with a cocktail of Ammo squid and mackerel.Mick also caught a Blonde Ray on the same trip and both Rays were returned alive. Such is the quality of fish being caught during anchored sessions aboard Flamer IV on Banks and Reefs.

Jenny Foley from Twyford,Berkshire landed a 19Ib Undulate Ray(pictured) and new Personal Best to add to her already impressive list of specimen fish she has landed on Flamer IV. Jenny was using 20Ib class tackle with a pennel rig of Sakuma 6/0 and 4/0 hooks baited with a cocktail of Ammo squid and mackerel. The Ray was returned alive. Such is the quality of fish being caught during anchored sessions aboard Flamer IV on Banks and Reefs.

Jon Patten from Barnstable,Devon landed a 19Ib 14oz Undulate Ray(pictured) and new Personal Best and also a new Flamer IV record to add to his already impressive list of specimen fish he has landed on Flamer IV. The previous Flamer Undulate record was 19Ib 8oz..Jon was using 20Ib class tackle and the successful bait of Ammo squid and mackerel cocktail was mounted on a pennel rig of Sakuma 6/0 and 4/0 hooks. The Ray was returned alive. Such is the quality of fish being caught during anchored sessions aboard Flamer IV on Banks and Reefs.
PLAICE R US – At last some settled weather and with small tides the water clarity improved enough so the Plaice could see the baits being offered. Tony Eadson’s group on their first trip aboard Flamer IV took a bit of coaching but eventualy got the hang of how to catch a Plaice. Ravie Mandair who had been a sleep in the cabin all morning suddenly burst into action a proceeded to catch four Plaice more than any one else.Jackie Chan,Tony and Kes caught some Plaice weighing between 1Ib 8oz and 3Ib. Bajeed Shingh another of the group who had a job to stay awake for most of the day landed the biggest Plaice of the trip weighing in at 4Ib 12oz.(pictured).
The successful bait for all the Plaice was ragworm tipped with a strip of Ammo squid presented on a 1/0 Sakuma hook.. If the water clarity keeps improving the flatty fishing should go from strength to strength.

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