As the ever growing reputation of one of the best skippers that has graced the charter boat section of the sea fishing fraternity around Great Britain develops more, Kevin McKie on his very spacious boat ‘Size Matters’ is proving exactly what it’s all about to his never ending list of customers looking for a great day-out fishing.
This week as more and more cod come within site now to our local coastline my thoughts this week are completely engulfed in much admiration once again of the sea fishing adventures of Liverpool’s own Kevin McKie.
By reputation Kev’s voyages have always out shone a previous best and for a lad from Norris Green who has epitomised everything about angling even upon a worldwide stage and there’s never a trip out that doesn’t seem to leave me or his crews simply in awe.
This week – celebrating his birthday – 28-year-old Nathan Barrie from Cleveley’s near Fleetwood joined ‘Size Matters’ at the marina on his trip and hooked into his personal best cod which more than made the trip over to Liverpool worth it.
The thrill of a big fish hooked on any water is always something that every angler looks forward to and with a reel ‘emptying’ as the fish runs, it’s a sound that always electrifies us, even just thinking about it.
Nathan’s birthday treat came in the size of a 12lb 3oz cod that was taken on a lug and squid cocktail presented on a 6/0 penned rig.
This one was also recorded as the biggest out of the Mersey this year which is hugely encouraging to everyone on Merseyside looking also to notch a personal best.
I’m also glad to report that this one was returned unharmed safely to continue on its journey around our coastline.
On the bank well with the more naturally deep venue of Carr Mill Dam being in relatively good form this winter, anglers from all over the region are still enjoying some fantastic sport feeder fishing.
Last Saturday’s match saw a good field all enjoy some terrific sport as bream and skimmers showed right across the dam.
St Helens rod Kevin Hall took the best of the day with a super 20.4.0.
Pegged on the noted 80 peg on the sunnies Kevin made no mistake opting for a conventional and method approach to take bream and skimmers for the top honours.
Ged Rigby as many know well is no stranger to the frame on the dam, as the Honorary St Helens AA member took second place with a very creditable 17.2.0.
Again Ged also swopped between feeder and method for some quality bream from his peg 78 on the high drop.
Over on the dam wall, Steve Leyland took 12.8.0 from 148 for third place.
Taking the opportunity to do a spot of canal fishing on Sunday, Kevin Hall took to the St Helens Canal to make it two wins on the bounce as he took another win with a fantastic 25lb.
Hall took carp, skimmers and quality roach ahead of Jimmy Corkish who took 17.11.0.