Sep 14, 2019 8:00 am
Fingers crossed, the weather will hold for the 53rd Royal Gazette Wahoo Tournament, one of the island’s oldest and best attended angling tournaments.
One of the few public tournaments to still feature line classes and to put an emphasis on...
Aug 31, 2019 8:00 am
Where has the year gone! This is the last weekend that features a summer holiday and many will be making a last-ditch attempt to head offshore, enjoy a boating picnic or simply soak up some sunshine before life returns to the humdrum world of...
Aug 24, 2019 8:00 am
The calm seas have dragged out plenty of anglers who would normally shun the heat that August brings
Happily, for most, there have been some rewards as the wahoo fishing is showing plenty of signs of picking up which augurs well for the...
Aug 17, 2019 8:00 am
The passage of some frontal boundaries this past week made for a bit of a mixing of the deep ocean waters and this, hopefully, will prevent the formation of that so-called “green water” that the offshore angler does his best to avoid.
Aug 10, 2019 8:00 am
The doldrums are upon us! Not just the flat calm seas that are rolling on a long, lazy swell — these are described as “doldrums”, but also the lacklustre interest shown by most anglers with many shunning the heat and preferring to seek the...
Jul 27, 2019 8:00 am
Almost done, now! All the big billfish tournaments are in the past and only the Bermuda Blue Marlin Release Challenge is to come.
A tournament designed to attract lower-key participants, this is a single-day tournament and is based solely...
Jul 6, 2019 8:00 am
Wow, what a week! And where to begin!
First off, the biggest story has to be the Blue Marlin World Cup; with something like 150 boats entered around the world and the big bucks at stake for a winner-take-all event, the competition was...
Jun 29, 2019 8:00 am
High summer and it is moving at a pace with July nearly upon us! It is well into the fishing season now and the tournaments are coming fast and furious.
May and June are the month for the most traditional fishing with wahoo and tuna the...
Jun 22, 2019 8:00 am
Like it or not, it is summer. That came into fact yesterday at 12.54pm local time.
That is the time that the astronomers reckon the focus of the sun’s rays came as far north as it is going to. Not that it has anything much to do with the...
Jun 15, 2019 8:00 am
This has the potential for an interesting weekend. First off, it is a long holiday weekend in what Bermudians take to be their summer. Secondly, there is the Father’s Day celebration.
How many fathers might prefer to head offshore for some...
Jun 8, 2019 8:00 am
Waking to lightning, thunder, torrential rain and gusty winds last Sunday meant that postponing last weekend’s Bacardi Tournament turned out to be a wise move. The tournament will now be held this Sunday in far more conducive...
Jun 1, 2019 8:00 am
Time, tide and fish wait for no man and the short season that is the summer offers few opportunities.
Short, because it goes by so quickly and there are so many other diversions that few weekend warriors can get in the amount of fighting...
May 25, 2019 8:00 am
Now is the time to get down to some seriously fishing. Yesterday was for picnicking, swimming and soaking up the sun. Consign all that to the history books and get offshore where there has been some very encouraging signs over the last couple of...
May 18, 2019 8:00 am
Time for the ol’ sea dogs to do what they do best; and that is; slip in a weekend of fishing between Mother’s Day which kept many land-bound even though the weather was somewhat less than encouraging (a bit of sour grapes, maybe?) and the 24th...
May 11, 2019 8:00 am
Steady breezes and a building sea were enough to force a postponement of the 2019 BFCAT tournament last Sunday. The alternate is not this weekend which, if it had been, would have caused all kinds of upheaval, it being Mother’s Day.
May 4, 2019 8:00 am
What a glorious week this has been! All tied up with work on land while the ocean beckons with near-flat calm seas and sunny skies — very poor planning.
One should have known better because by all indications spring came early this year...
Apr 27, 2019 8:00 am
We’re back! And how did you spend your free time this winter? Visiting the gym, watching football, NFL, binge watching, house chores? Bet it wasn’t fishing and that is probably what you should have been doing.
For one, the weather was not...
Nov 10, 2018 8:00 am
And herewith endeth the season; for most, at least, with the tropical season finally winding down and the water temperature dropping below the threshold at which such systems can strengthen.
Although hurricanes and tropical storms will no...
Nov 3, 2018 8:00 am
With most of the year now a matter of history, the penultimate month of 2018 will be angling’s last stand before the winter sets in and other avocations take priority. If the weather holds, there may be opportunities for forays off on to the...
Oct 27, 2018 8:00 am
Trick or treat! It is that time of year again when the blue briny surrounding this island is worked over by anglers in all sorts of guises trying to rout out the best of the treats and to avoid the pitfalls of the blanks or slim pickings that are...
Oct 20, 2018 8:00 am
The weather this past week has been classic change-of-seasons weather. The passage of the first of many cold fronts dropped the humidity, brought rain and lowered the temperatures. In short, soon winter.
On the plus side of things,...
Sep 29, 2018 8:00 am
Where have all the anglers gone? It seems that they have just about all given up on the present season and turned to other things. The thought that Florence might visit did lead to a lot of boats being hauled out of the water and it is reasonable...
Sep 22, 2018 8:00 am
Boom, it is autumn and slowly but surely, the weather is on the change. Cold fronts have started to blow on through, bringing a bit of thunder and lightning, and showers that were certainly well needed by most tanks and gardens. Does this mean...
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