Jun 23, 2018 8:00 am
The solstice has come and gone and the summer is now a reality as is the excitement that comes with the height of the angling season.
Although the major influx of foreign sport-fishing vessels will take place as soon as the berths in use...
Jun 16, 2018 8:00 am
It is certainly hot enough to be summer, even if it doesn’t officially start until Thursday. Right now, there is another long weekend and one which may see the weather improving enough to make a venture offshore a realistic prospect. It won’t be...
Jun 9, 2018 8:00 am
Early sunrises, long days, more intense heat and rising humidity — it is summer in Bermuda and the reason why most locals have boats. While some prefer the thrill of sailing and others work variations on cruising, camping and picnicking, the real...
Jun 2, 2018 8:00 am
If one is in any doubt as to what time of year it is, a quick glance at the RBYC basin will reveal that there is an increasing number of foreign sport fishing boats coming to the island with big game on their minds.
Even though the big...
May 26, 2018 8:00 am
There, that’s the picnicking done and dusted. Maybe not on the traditional day, but a long weekend for most is always attractive. So, now is the time to restore the boat to the purpose for which it was purchased and, for many, that is to go...
May 19, 2018 8:00 am
Another ideal fishing weekend ahead with near calm winds and no swell to speak of; fine small craft weather and a sign that the Bermuda summer is all but here. This augurs well for the Bermuda Fishing Clubs Annual Tournament, which will be held...
May 12, 2018 8:00 am
Calm seas, light breezes, bright sunshine, but there won’t be much in the way of fishing this weekend; the good weather forecast notwithstanding.
Mother’s Day has a way of shifting the normal onus off Mom on to everyone else and any notion...
May 5, 2018 8:00 am
Funny how wintry conditions can suddenly disappear and summery weather becomes the norm. That is what is happening right now.
Things are now settling down quite quickly; there are even high pressure ridges over the central Atlantic, a...
Apr 28, 2018 8:00 am
The very merry month of May is upon us and there can be no doubt that fishing season is at hand. Why? Because all the old books and magazines, not to mention tourism brochures, said so, that’s why. And also because the family is going to want the...
Apr 21, 2018 8:00 am
The weather through the week may not be doing too much to instil the thought of fishing in the heads of many but this should be ignored and attention paid to the calendar instead.
Thus far there have been a few wahoo caught here and there;...
Apr 14, 2018 8:00 am
Like a large, hairy mammal emerging from its hibernation, this column once again comes out to weather the spring and summer seasons. Having been in slumber there will be some catching up to do and a return to the clockwork.
For some just...
Nov 11, 2017 8:00 am
A welcome long weekend before the annual holiday madness sets in. And although the fishing has been quite good this past week, the offshore forecast is sufficiently grim to dissuade even the most diehard angler from braving the briny to wet a...
Nov 4, 2017 8:00 am
There is something about November and angling that simply does not go together. Perhaps it is the belief, not totally grounded on misinformation, that there will be no fishing weather until the spring or it may be that people who fish in the...
Oct 28, 2017 8:00 am
Face it! Much as you may not want to, summer is over and a lot of places in this world are turning their clocks back this weekend. This is not done to appease the ghosts and goblins of Hallowe’en but to try and cast a bit more light on the early...
Oct 21, 2017 8:00 am
Winter is rattling her sabre now and it won’t be long before the sweaters and anoraks start appearing. Although the winds have been fairly moderate, the showers and generally poor conditions are doing plenty to restrict commercial fishermen to...
Oct 14, 2017 8:00 am
Slowly but ever so surely, the angling season is coming to an end. It happens gradually and many a landlubber will fail to notice the telltale signs that autumn is short-lived and then the winter will be upon us. Days are often pleasant enough on...
Oct 7, 2017 8:00 am
A surprising number of rather intrepid anglers braved the monsoons last Sunday to go and work the deep blue briny in search of wahoo and other game species.
Given the conditions, it is hard to imagine where anyone could find even temporary...
Sep 30, 2017 8:00 am
The seasons, they are a-changing and it is now officially autumn, The sun’s focal point on Planet Earth has again crossed the Equator and a winter lies ahead for the northern hemisphere just as they look forward to summer Down Under.
Sep 23, 2017 8:00 am
Sea conditions have been less than clement the past few days and although the weather has been far more kindly to Bermuda than it has been to points south, the Atlantic is indeed a large pond and the ripples are translating into heavy swells.
Sep 16, 2017 8:00 am
With much of the northern Atlantic whipped into turmoil by Irma and Jose, the seas in the immediate vicinity of Bermuda responded by carrying a heavy groundswell, but with conditions that were eminently fishable last weekend. Things have since...
Sep 9, 2017 8:00 am
It’s finale time! The last major tournament of the season should go ahead tomorrow with the wahoo being the target of choice and, for many anglers, this will be their swansong before the boat is put into mothballs and moved to safety from...
Sep 2, 2017 8:00 am
Into the final third of the year now, with probably a month of good fishing ahead before the onset of the winter weather pattern all but succeeds in keeping the weekenders home until next April or May.
The predominantly easterly winds of...
Aug 26, 2017 8:00 am
Finally! Things are looking up. The suspicion that this year might see the return of the frigate mackerel after several years’ absence may be coming true. Certainly there are some mackerel available offshore that, although not quite...
Aug 19, 2017 8:00 am
Things were a mite blustery offshore this week, even though this month is often associated with flat calm seas and a dearth of activity as the heat malaise sets in, affecting both anglers and fish. Many boats often turn to looking for bits of...
Aug 12, 2017 8:00 am
It’s August and it is hot! This has a number of effects on the fishing scene, with much of the effect being on the anglers, many of whom simply refuse to brave the heat and a possible dose of sunstroke.
An antidote for this might be to...
Aug 5, 2017 8:00 am
Wow, with Cup Match now over, it is just about time to start looking forward to pumpkins and Hallowe’en. The rate at which a year can zip by is amazing.
The weather took a turn for the worse over the holiday with the remnants of some...
Jul 29, 2017 8:00 am
With the end of the month now firmly in sight, it will soon be time to bid farewell to the foreign sport fishing fleet that has endured a torrid month of some of the best billfishing the planet has to offer. With it there will be a return to the...
Jul 22, 2017 8:00 am
It’s hard to keep pace with rapidly moving targets and there is no doubt that the summer billfish scene moves with plenty of pace.
A quick blue marlin release for Captain Brian Hines’ Legasea in the early afternoon of the Saturday moved the...
Jul 15, 2017 8:00 am
The name of the game is billfish and, really, blue marlin as they are the life and soul of these big money competitions. Perhaps surprisingly, the “little” fish in the form of white marlin, spearfish and sailfish can make a difference as each...
Jul 8, 2017 8:00 am
Who would have thought it? The 2017 Blue Marlin World Cup turned up a really interesting result; one that very few would have foreseen.
As it turned out, there were 144 entries from just about everywhere blue marlin may roam. Boats, seeking...
Jul 1, 2017 8:00 am
It’s July and time to fish! With the America’s Cup finally drawing to a close, the visiting fleet will be giving up a spectator sport and switching its concentration on to the deep blue that surrounds this island.
While seemingly countless...
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