It’s been a while since I last posted a report so I thought I’d bring you up to date with what’s been happening recently. Wreck fishing out of Brighton from January through until April is the peak season for big Pollack and this year there have been plenty of big fish about, I’d say much better than the last few years in terms of average size. In fact I’ve never seen a year where such a high proportion of the Pollack caught are in the 10lb to 12lb class with fish of 8lb considered “small” this year.
Every trip has thrown up mid-double figure fish and at least one personal best for a lucky angler aboard Grey Viking. The biggest Pollack this year so far was a fine specimen of 17lb 2oz for John Poynton caught in late March and we are still trying to break the boat record with a 20lb plus Pollack!
The downside so far this year is that the weather has been worse than last year meaning we haven’t got out as much with the strong winds, but as you can see from the pictures the Pollack fishing has been fantastic when the weather has played ball! The cold snap has no adverse affect when deep sea fishing on the wrecks but it will affect when the summer species start to show closer inshore. The good news is that the season for big Pollack will likely extend further into summer so it’s all good news, with Cod and Bass on the cards too. Anyway, here are some pictures from recent trips to give you an idea of what we’ve been catching on Grey Viking recently:
So as you can see it’s been rather good this year so far on the wrecks! There is still plenty of time to catch yourself a personal best Pollack. Weekends are full now until June but if you can make a week day during April then give me a call on 07850 171722 and get a trip booked!