No one fishes for conger eels in this part of the world, though I don't know why. I suspect the cod goggles have too much effect.
There was a very early winter in the late 60's up here (67 I think) when the temperature dropped to minus 5 in September.
As you know conger are susceptible to temperature changes and heaps of them were washed up along the shore from Newcastle to Scarborough some of which were over 8ft long. John Brennans view was that all the conger were killed, and there werent any, but the reality is if the habitat were suitable for them then, it would be now. They would just re-populate. The divers have told us congers inhabit the wrecks.
We had a porbeagle shark spotted (by many) last year which was 8ft long, but no charter boat advertises trips for them.
Can't see the deepwater wrecks being affected, if that was the case there wouldn't be any on the south coast then. There's loads. Anything over 50 metres, it would take a heck of a lot of temp differance and prolong spell of cold weather, can't see it happening, so in my mind, if scotland have them, the south have them, there is no reason why your coast is any different. During last years winter period we caught them inshore, on shallow water wrecks, so again it would have to be a really big freeze to have an detrimental effect. Not saying it didn't happen, inshore but again i can't see the deeper water wrecks being affected. Some forward thinking skipper is going to clean up. John Brennan was talking to me before he died with regards to having a go at them and the big ling that are up there. Sadly it didn't happen. Still one day.
Couple of year ago i hooked a porbeagle while fishing 4 mile off portland for conger, i have promised myself a return trip to get it to the boat the next time. Already got two dates ready for the latter part of the year. Fancy a conger trip?
Free to choose apart from the ones where the trust poked their nose in. Common eel. tope. Bass and sea bream. All restricted.
New for 2016 TAT are the main instigators for the demise of the u k bass charter boat industry, where they went screaming off to parliament and for the first time assisting so called angling gurus set up bass take bans with the e u using rubbish exaggerated info collected by ices from anglers, they must be very proud.
Upgrade, the door has been closed with regards to anglers being linked to the e u superstate and the failed c f p. So TAT will no longer need to pay monies to the EAA anymore as that org is no longer relevant to the u k . Goodbye to the europeon anglers alliance and pathetic restrictions from the e u.
Angling is better than politics, ban politics from angling.
Consumer of bass. where is the evidence that the u k bass stock need angling trust protection. Why won't you work with your peers instead of castigating them. They have the answer.
Recipie's for mullet stew more than welcomed.
Angling sanitation trust and kent and sussex sea anglers org delete's and blocks rsa's alternative opinion on their face book site. Although they claim to rep all.
new for 2014. where is the evidence that the south coast bream stock need the angling trust? Your campaign has no evidence. Why won't you work with your peers, the inshore under tens? As opposed to alienating them? Angling trust failed big time re bait digging, even fish legal attempted to intervene and failed, all for what, nothing.
Looks like the sea angling reps have been coerced by the ifca's to compose sea angling strategy's that the ifca's at some stage will look at drafting into legislation to manage the rsa, because they like wasting tax payers money. That's without asking the rsa btw. You know who you are..