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Last trip 2012

Later on today I am driving up to Fort Lauderdale to pick up Martin and Brian who make our last trip of 2012 and what a year I think in will take three blogs to review 2012 it has been such a year. Martin is my oldest friend and next year we will have been fishing together for 50 years. Who would ever have guessed that two young boys catching sticklebacks in a pond in surrey would end up offshore on a sportfishing boat in the Florida Keys. There have been so many fishing trips and holidays in the past just to many to mention but Martin at a very young age came very close to braking the wrasse record on one of our trips to Alderney. Well this trip of Martin and Brian is a very low key trip I still have numbers I have never fished so if all goes well we will be trying out some offshore wrecks in 200 ft big AJs , grouper and mutton snapper I hope.

Release Reels are sending me the all finished reel and I think Snowbee are very close to taking them on for Europe I think the new reel will be awesome they have done a few mods to an already very good reel. As a small company making reels here in the US and not having a massive range they are offering a lifetime warranty that are that sure of the reel. The handle which in my opinion is one of the main selling points just looks wrong but when you grip it it is just so right. Keep a look on Snowbees website and I am sure the reel will be on sale soon. Trying some new rod holders this week they go at 90 degrees to the roof and work very well for mini outriggers and would work in the UK for bass or pollock trolling  at very little expense giving a good separation between baits.

Bad weather cure

It seems all you guys in the UK are going through a bad period of weather, well one cure to get the feel good factor back is to book a fishing holiday. A few years ago I ran an advert in UK mags under the theme ” Just how much time and money do you spend not catching fish ” and I am sure if you do the maths you will be surprised. While I can’t promise every day here in the Florida Keys it will be flat calm but I can promise we will catch fish every day and we will be out in my boat every day. The Florida Keys are a chain of small islands surrounded by deep and shallow water, bridges, banks and mangroves offering fishing no matter what ever the wind. Best of all many years ago the powers realized the value of sport fishing and all our fishing is very strictly controlled and getting better.

Here at Fish the Dream fishing holidays we must be doing something right as we are at nearly 75% repeat customers and some guys now on the 8th trip and some even coming twice a year. From the start I have always tried to put the angler first, start when you want, fish for what you want, and finish when you want. I only have two weeks left for the first half of 2013 one in Jan and one in Feb a very nice time of the year our dry season and cooler temps high 70s and low 80s. All our winter fish will be full on expect sailfish, tuna, mackerel and shark to name just a few we have now h