Charter Boat - Gemini | Published by: Ian Noble | Skipper of: Gemini
|Type||10m Blythe Catamaran|
|Power||Twin Perkin Sabre Turbo Engines|
|Licence||MCA 60 miles|
|Persons||12 + Crew|
GUERNSEY - ALDERNEY
3, 4, or 5 day fishing holidays to Channel Islands looking for Turbot, Brill, Bream, Bass, Cod, Pollack, Ling, etc.
Just to confirm that I have not retired from the charter business and I am continuing to skipper trips out of Dartmouth on
‘Gemini' (previously named Samuel Irvin 3) a Blythe 10mt Catamaran.
I will skipper all of the Channel Island trips and as well as day fishing trips out of Dartmouth.
I also have a fast 7mt Cheetah Catamaran which will be MCA coded for small groups and individuals targeting Inshore Wrecks, Reefs and Banks fishing. The boat will be called 'Daisy Jane' after my grand daughter.
Bookings are now being taken for both boats.
A days fishing to remember!
We were mid-channel wreck fishing on Sunday and conditions were just about perfect with sunshine, calm seas and a good set of lads on board. More importantly the sea was a lovely dark blue colour with more evidence of the water clarity coming back to perfect. The anglers on board had had a tough trip some 6 weeks ago when the seas were a muddy brown colour and were looking forward to landing some decent fish. The first wreck did not disappoint with Pollack, Cod and cracking Channel Whiting being landed on the first drift and this continued kicking out Pollack and Whiting drift after drift. We stayed with this wreck until the change of tide forced a move. Fearing the worst in leaving a wreck with fish on it we pushed on. The luck stayed with us as we arrived at a big wreck which in addition to holding big Whiting was kicking out good size double figure Pollack. All the fish came to soft lures.
Jake Major was on his first boat fishing expedition had memorable trip and added several double figure Pollack to his bag. By the middle of the afternoon the boxes were full and the lads said they had more than enough fish and could I cruise back to port at a steady speed so they would have time to fillet all the fish down. Lets hope the weather and the fishing is as good for their Cherbourg trip with me in June. Definitely a days fishing to remember!
Friday we finally got the weather to get out to the Channel wrecks
So with a group of individuals we set sail.
It was a lovely bright day but the wind chill was cruel. Tides were small so we decided to target Ling as our main fish. With the last of the ebb tide the lads were using soft lures and Ling were readily coming aboard with no particular colour being favourite. Again the soft lures out fished the squid and mackerel baits that were tried.
Allan Painter passed his personal best as to the number of Ling he landed. In amongst the Ling catch were Pollack up to about 8lb and one Haddock which Gareth was pleased to add as a new species to his list. Despite the cold it was a very pleasant and productive day.