Posts tagged offshore fishing
By David Elliott
Ocean Warrior 3 specialises in Sussex sea fishing trips off the south coast. During some of our Sussex sea fishing trips, we enjoy targeting the Conger eels on the wrecks off Newhaven. Ocean Warrior 3 is based in Newhaven Marina on the South Coast.
Don and Andy Matthews had booked up 2 Sussex sea fishing trips. They wanted to fish for Conger on these trips, so we concentrated on the offshore wrecks. The biggest Conger eel over the 2 days was caught by Andy and weighed in at 83lb 6oz. This is Ocean Warrior 3’s biggest eel this year, so far… (although, it is not Andy’s biggest, as he had 103lb Conger eel on our previous boat Ocean Warrior 2 in 2003!)
During their Sussex sea fishing trip, Mick Cox had the next biggest Conger eel of 65lb, which is the biggest Conger eel Mick has ever caught. The Conger eels were caught using Mackerel flappers and cuttlefish baits, using a 300lb monotrace and 8/0 hooks.
Andy and Don had a couple of nice eels up at the same time on one of the days during their Sussex sea fishing trips and both eels were over 50lb. During their 2 days of Sussex sea fishing trips, they caught 100 eels up to 83lb. They had a great couple of days and it was great sport fishing. All Congers were returned alive so that other Conger anglers can also have some good sport during their own Sussex sea fishing trips and it helps to promote the conservation of the Conger eels in the waters off the South Coast. The Conger eels can only get bigger by putting them back and it is always better for the future of Conger eel fishing.
We also caught some nice Black Bream to 4lb and also a few Cod on the Cuttlefish along with a good sized Ling on a Mackerel flapper.
We are now taking bookings for 2015, so if you are looking to book up a Sussex sea fishing trip, call David Elliott on 07966 377145 to make sure you get the perfect tide to fish for these Conger eels.
By David Elliott
This year’s fishing has had a very slow start. However, now that the weather has calmed down a bit and spring is around the corner we have managed to get out to the deep water wrecks.
There are some good sized Pollock showing on the offshore wrecks, but, Tabish had this 16lb Coalfish! It was a great catch for Tabish, and it was caught using a sidewinder lure and it gave him a good fight on light tackle. This is Ocean Warrior 3′s biggest ever Coalfish, so Tabish has now got the boat record!
We are looking forward to getting back out to those deep water wrecks for some more great fishing. If you fancy coming out on one of our trips, check out our calendar for available dates or give David Elliott a call on 07966 377145 or visit our main website at www.oceanwarrior3.comGoogle+
By David Elliott
I wanted to take the opportunity to wish all my current anglers, and the new ones yet to come aboard Newhavens Ocean Warrior 3 a Happy New Year and all the best for 2014.
We are taking bookings for this year and still have the odd weekend date available along with some mid-week dates.
We are now looking forward to getting offshore to those deep water wrecks through the end of January and during February and through to March. We will be fishing for those big Cod and Pollock on the drift with lures.
So why not get yourself booked in for some great offshore fishing or call David Elliott for more information on 07966 377145.
Lets hope that 2014 brings some great fishing weather and big catches.Google+
Newhavens Ocean Warrior 3 biggest Conger of 103lb (and Newhavens biggest eel) was caught by Andy Matthews back in August 2003.
It was caught on an offshore wreck fishing mark. Andy caught this massive Conger on a 30lb class rod using 30lb braided line. It was weighed and photographed and the best bit of this is that Andy put the Conger back alive. Ocean Warrior has had great pleasure in returning all our congers back to sea alive to preserve the stocks and to give more great fishing to other anglers. I wonder how big this eel is now…..Google+
Don and Andy Matthews crew with a good days Congering on board Newhavens Ocean Warrior 3 in the summer with 60 Conger up to 65lb. They were all caught using mackerel flappers and cuttlefish baits on a deep offshore wreck off of Newhaven. Totally awesome days conger fishing – this was the best conger trip this year.Google+
Robert Lenton with a good Plaice of 3lb 12oz.
There are still some good sized Plaice coming up off Brighton. It has been a great year for them, along with some nice Black Bream on the wrecks. Still some Cod on the drift but starting to slow up now. Also had some nice Plaice while fishing off Shoreham area.Google+
Don Matthews and his crew went out Conger fishing. Had a great day with over 40 eels caught. (all were returned to sea alive)
The biggest was caught by Jamie Hancock at 60lb. On the day they also caught Cod, Pollack and the Black Bream are just starting to show. There are also stacks of Mackerel around.Google+
Gavin Eason with his personal best Ling of 21lb, caught offshore .Google+