Deep Sea Fishing Trips


Start of the fishing trip – conditions

It was a sunny early morning at Newhaven where I met the crew at the Fort Road Cafe at 0800. The crew were ready and fit to go after sustenance at the cafe. The crew came from London and were booked to go out and fish for Tope or the School Shark. Our waters this time of year off Sussex produce some of the largest specimens in the UK.

Fisherman on the Charter boat

Straight to the mark.

I knew there were mackerel in abundance on this particular mark so there was no need to stop to pick up live bait. Tope responds best when presented with fresh fish caught that day.

Tope Fishing

Large Tope sharks with large baits.

Tope fishing is aways my favourite trip to take people on this time of year. My crew on arrival at the mark quickly put mackerel feathers over the side catching strings of mackerel to use as bait almost instantly. We then put down the Tope shark rigs with fresh fish baits and 30 minutes later we were into our first school shark of the day, a good size at around 50 Lbs.

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A large Ray taken on a deep water wreck

Other species were caught today.

During the day there was also a constant flow of other greedy species that also decided to devour whole mackerel baits. These included Dog fish, Gurnard, Blond Ray, Thornback Rays and Undulate Rays.

See you soon


Captain Ant


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