For the second year running Des Westmore and family returned to the Catalonia Riviera Maya hotel at Puerto Aventuras in Mexico. They’d had a great time on the previous trip but hadn’t covered everything they planned to and of course, Captain Rick’s charter outfit is a only a ten minute walk from the hotel and the fishing starts almost as soon as you leave the marina. Who wouldn’t want to return to this fishing paradise?
Kimberley had been planning this trip from Norfolk since April this year and it was with growing excitement that she finally packed her gear for a September weekend in Dorset. She met up with Adele and John Smith in Ipswich and early on the Friday morning they set off with high hopes for Chesil.
2015 saw the 4th Three Day Manx Fishing Festival which was due to take place in early July postponed due to adverse weather conditions. However organiser Jamie Hinchliffe had wisely set aside a backup date of the 9th of August for first day's event which would comprise the “Allround Fishing” sponsored heaviest pollack, and the “Manx Fork Trucks” sponsored flatfish competition along with the heaviest fish caught on an “Eddystone Eel”.
If Carlsberg did plaice fishing they would head to Vestmanna in the Faroe Islands and hook up with Magni Blastein for a session or two chasing these red spotted beauties. Situated in an area of sheltered fjords on the island of Streymoy, the sand banks around Vestmanna host the largest average size of plaice that I have ever seen.