This year 2012, has been a difficult year for everyone not only are the number of days at sea down due to the wind directions, but the general flow of enquiries have also slowed. I can’t remember the last time I have had so many Sundays available for charters.
I have put it down to Dads and Mums spending more quality time home at the weekend with the kids and without stating the obvious saving money!
Now we are fast approaching Mid Summers day the daylight hours will be less, so for those of you who hate the dark morning and nights (as I do) why not go for some shorter (hours) fishing trips.
Many people who visit Brixham manage to get themselves onto one of the mackerel boats for their first taste of fishing. Here at ‘Kellys Hero Charters’ we like to help those guys to take the next steps into fishing.
Whats been caught
New Shallow Water Survey Vessel
We have now built a 17' Shallow draft Aluminium boat specially designed for survey work within estuaries and rivers, having secured several contracts in the Bristol Channel for 2011 we hope that we can build on this work, with every client commenting on how stable and versatile this little craft is.
MCA coded to CAT 4 workboat code.
Available for anywhere in the UK as she is trailarable, with the Land Rover.
‘Bay Surveyor’Read full story...
On the 1st August we had a crew from Brandon Hire. Species hunting was the format for the day and we managed to land 10 species from the local reefs and banks along the coast from Berry Head to the Mew Stone at Dartmouth. No monsters landed but 3 species of Wrasse was good, two good sized Bull Huss were also worth mention for the day. Pout Whiting as per the norm were plentiful. Looking forward to seeing the lads later in the summer. Dave.Read full story...
Bridgwater Bay Survey Work
Still lots of interest in the mud flat areas around Hinkley Point. !
I recently joined forces with my old mate Steve Yeandle who runs ‘Scooby Doo Too’ out of Watchet on a mega long survey (21hrs) around the Bridgwater mud flats, surveying the muddy flats for any forms of life and as expected not a lot of life was found in our 18 survey sites in and around Brendon Sellicks netted areas, much to our surprise was the amount of juvenile Lemon Sole that we found, this must be a nursery area?
The two University based technicians were extremely knowledgeable and gave us a great deal of information on the worms that form the coral type reefs in and around the bay.
Hopefully we will revisiting the area very soon to carry out some more survey work.
Web site updates
As you will see when reading the remainder of the WEB site we have just sold the RIB 'Firebrand II' this was a difficult decision. ‘Firebrand II’ was a welcome addition to ‘Kelly’s Hero Charters’ to the fact it was fun to go to work with her. During our early days working with Red M on the sea around the South West, testing radio signals. ‘Firebrand II’ proved herself to be an awesome boat and handled any type of sea we put her through. I will miss her.
However, hopefully she will not being going too far away. The people who have bought her, Warwick and Christine Saunders (no relation) hope to buy a house in Brixham and run her as a Dive Charter boat. Warwick has been a diver for many years and has taken up the challenge to operate his own dive boat.
Visiting New Zealand ?
Are you looking to visit New Zealand for a holiday?
If you are, I can recommend a good acquaintance of mine in the North Island in the picturesque Bay of Islands who can offer various choices of fishing contact Rob at
www.fish-spot-x.co.nz . By all means mention my name and where you got the contact details from.
Discount voucher for fishing trips.
Fancy a Fishing Holiday?
Newbarn Farm can offer a freshwater angling experience on their range of well stocked lakes (6) plus a stay in their luxury self catering cottages All of which are graded 4 stars by the English Tourist Council. www.newbarnfarm.com They can also offer by arrangement CLAY PIGEON SHOOTING supplying all the equipment.
Why not then try your hand at sea, fishing on board ‘Kelly’s Hero’? We too can offer you all the equipment for an excellent days experience, fishing the productive waters of Torbay.
Give Richard a call on 01803 553602 to discuss Newbarn Farms facilities or Dave a call on 07970 642354.
Torbay Sea Fishing Festival
Friday 6th September is the start of the Torbay Fishing Festival.
We are offering 10 hours fishing for £45, your £5 entry is to be added to this £45 cost per person.
WE are aiming to fish local reefs and banks in search of a species winning entry into the record books!!!
Depart port (Brixham) at 08.00 hrs return to port 18.00 hrs
Give me a call to reserve your place, we are not looking at crowding the boat so we would like to sail with a max of 7 persons.
Juniors are most welcome.