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Room for one

We have a very rare and special opportunity at our Fishing Holidays in the Florida Keys for a single person to join two others on holiday this winter.  Dates are arriving 28 th October  fishing for 12 days  (  or less if he or she wants  )  and leaving on the 10 th November as this trip was planned for just three anglers and not our normal four there is more room on the boat and you will get a private room in the villa.  The other two guys have been many times before so I can help a newbie out pretty much one for one all day if you want.  Often I hear I would love to come but it is always hard to find three other guys who have the time or money so this is your big chance.  So how much will it cost well as I have already take money and it is a very late cancellation  (  an opp that cannot wait ) we can also offer a very special price of just  £ 1000 for the 12 days fishing and breakfast, one day   B + B first and last day, use of the free rental car and the private room in our waterside villa.








So what will the weather be like and what will you catch, just as the weather in the UK starts to go belly up the weather in the Keys will most days be in the 80’s and as the hurricane season comes to an end the storms and humidity start to drop way.  The water temps will dictate what we will catch, if is stays warm all the summer fish will hang around dordado, wahoo ect but if it cools off then are winter mackerel and sailfish will start to push through.  On any normal week we will catch up to 40 + species and very few days go by with out a 100 lb + fish, shark or goliath grouper which are always there .  So if the Florida Keys are on your bucket list or  ” I have always wanted to catch a fish bigger than me ” now is the time get in touch as soon as you can, I am still in the UK for two weeks so phone 01668 216173  up to 9 pm please or email on  if you snooze you will loose.

Yorkshire Bass

Well just a few more weeks and I will be back doing what I love most, Fishing Holidays in the Florida Keys and we have an action packed and full autumn/early winter to look forwards to.  Its going to be fun to have the top UK shark skipper Andrew Alsop who runs Whitewater Charters out of Milford Haven and is having one of his best shark years ever over and if there was ever a crew to take our boats PB shark day,  63  its got to be them.  Back here in the UK had my now annual bass trip out of Bridlington Yorkshire, yes we even get bass up here in the frozen north.  First stop fill up the live well with launce some even being too big but I have never seen so many, 6 at a time one sabki’s and yes yours truly had a tiny prick from a weever yes I felt like a tiny prick as well.  So under my direction’s we stayed on the sandell mark to try for bass not a touch thanks Rodney let’s go to where we normally catch them.  Then I did something I dont understand I went off piste as they say the other two guys on the boat were soon into bass on float fished sandell but I was not having a sniff on plastics no matter what I tried not a touch.  Moral of story do what the locals do and if it aint broke dont try to fix it, some plastics look so good and dont get me wrong they catch lots of bass but at the end of the day the best imitation of a sandell is a live sandell.  So at the end of the day skipper Rupert felt sorry for me and gave me a bass , yes we all took a fish I have no problem with taking a bass I would never kill a female big fish but one just big enough for two once a year OK by me.





The guys at Release Reel sent me over photos of the new composite handles and boy they look good made from coloured composite they will not scratch, fade or corrode an other big positive.  I know so guys dont like bling on a reel but have a look at the photos and even I have to say they are way too cool.  I am not keeping big stocks as there are way to many colour, handle, left hand, right hand combinations but as I have done this week tell me what you want the factory makes it and sends it the same day, good or what.  Rupert was using his SG Release reels this week on pollock to 14 lb and even had to post on a local forum the smoothest drag he has used and when a big fish makes that run the drag has to work.