John Lynch from Perth, Australia travelled nearly 9,000 miles to the UK and managed to grab a day fishing with Harwell Charters self-drive boats in Eastbourne. John caught 12 different species of fish and was amazed at the quality of the fishing. ‘I thought the English Channel was polluted with no fish, I could’t have been more wrong!’ he said. This black bream estimated at 4lb was caught on a wreck 10 miles offshore.
Sunday eve 3-7-11
You must get down to Eastbourne and get out in the ‘Lucky Git’ as the cod are definitely on the feed. On Sunday (3rd July) Jim Whippy took keen shore angler John Lee out to show him what was possible from the boats. They hit the jackpot with a sunny 24 degrees and no wind all day. Jim took the boat out about 13 miles to the wrecks just inside the separation zone. Fishing from two and a half hours before high tide they were straight into fish using sidewinders on four foot long traces and just winding 5 slow turns up off the bottom. John was overjoyed at the fishing, catching his best ever pollack and best ever cod. When the tide eased off the fishing just faded but with nine cod from 4lb to around 7lbs and a couple of nice pollack they called it a day.