Dolphins back in the bay!

After a winter break the Dolphins are back in the bay. If you were down Brixham today you have had chance to see them. The Dolphins come here regally each year and arrive around this time of year. They are not common but are a great sight when you’re out and about. Image by Julia Powell.

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Fisherman Reels In 76lb Cod In Biggest-Ever Catch By British Angler

Matthew Lowery was on a fishing trip in Norway when he landed a cod weighing 76lb 1oz. The 39-year-old spent 10 minutes reeling it up through 40 metres of water before hauling it on board his boat half a mile off the island of Soroya. It was still 27lbs off the world record for a cod caught two years ago by German angler Michael Eisele. […]

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Still quiet fishing around the bay

Apart from a few bass and wrasse, fishing continues to be quiet around the bay. Princess pier has been very quiet. A few wrasse and even a couple of baby conger have been caught from Babbacombe pier but nothing was being caught on floats. I’ve not heard anything about hopes nose recently but if you are going out fishing then fishing the bottom seems to […]

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New page: ‘How to fish from a pier’

I’ve just added a new page to the site called ‘How to fish from a pier‘. It contains useful advice, tips and suggestions.

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Barrel Jellyfish back in the bay

If you’re down by the waters edge keep an eye out for these magnificent jelly fish… I photographed the one above last year so it’s good to see they have returned. The stings are not powerful enough to harm us humans but you probably shouldn’t try touching them. They average around 90cm in width but the tentacles can be as much as 6ft (1.9m) long. […]

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