Lymington have been in action again, here is how they got on whilst fishing aboard “Strongbow” braving the winter weather…..
Eight club members braved the weather which was a strong westerly wind gusting up to 25 miles an hour. Dick decided to head for a mark one mile out in Poole Bay which was in a sheltered spot by the Purbeck and dropped anchor on a sand bar.
Before Dick could put the kettle on Paul Wilson (a new member) caught a small eyed ray weighing 4lb 13oz and straight after that all the others were catching rays.
Then Paul Hollyoake surprised us all by catching a tub gurnard of 1lb 1oz and the surprises carried on coming with Robin Lane first catching a garfish of 13.5oz on a prawn bait and then a blonde ray of 16lbs on squid. All in all some 14 rays were caught.
Other good fish were a small eyed of 3lb 4oz caught by Chris Ellis and a small eyed ray of 5lb caught by Paul Hollyoake.
By then the light was fading and Dick finally got the kettle on before heading back to port. Fish caught consisted of dogfish, garfish, gurnard, whiting, small eyed rays and blonde rays.