JSYK - Just so you know

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    Could December be cuddle a shark month? Probably not as we do our Tope shark cuddling in the late spring of every year. Think late May, June and early July and you'll be in prime shark cuddling season! However, December is exactly the right month to get your trip of a lifetime booked up, as from now onwards our booking diary starts to fill quickly. Please do drop Skipper Tim an email to tim@epicfishingtrips.co.uk to start planning your day. A full day bespoke charter with just your team aboard includes the best of fishing tackle, high end professional guiding of our two crew, (who are their to look after you) and all the fishing experience that you will need to make your day a special one. Not forgetting a quick lesson in shark cuddling techniques.

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    We are all in the middle of those short, dark November days right now. This photo contrasts this beautifully; don't you think? Bright skies and the feeling of adventure as we leave the harbour on an epic fishing trip and head for the horizon. This is always a special moment and for us and one of the best parts of the day, as expectation and excitement reverberate around the boat. Love it!

    The Tope fishing season is beginning to look a bit chocker with bookings. From mid May onwards they will be our target species and until early July we will be chasing them with boats full of customers. If you are thinking about joining us with your team on one of the best fishing adventures in the UK then please do not hesitate as now is the time to drop us an email.

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    Well, well, well, it is November. Our boat, the amazing Legend of New Quay, is tucked up safe and sound in Aberystwyth Marina and we have already started all the winter maintenance. One of the most mundane but nevertheless essential jobs is taking all of her kit home. You know that we always hand out the best of fishing tackle to our customers, well there is no point leaving it to decay aboard the boat. So everything comes back to a warm dry house. From first aid kits and life jackets, through to fishing rods and reels and even the ships binoculars. Every item gets cleaned, oiled where necessary and stowed away ready to come back out, in pristine condition next early spring. Very few do this as thoroughly as we do, that's Epic; always doing it right.

    The picture above is of a big Tope. Tope fishing trips are the big thing at the moment and we are already taking bookings for next Tope season (May & June). Next year the trips will be bespoke only. Small groups of up to five anglers max, supplied with high end tackle. Modern, clean, professional and fun sea angling for small teams. Quality will be the buzz word. Drop us an email to tim@epicfishingtrips.co.uk if you are just such a team and would like to find out more about this new specialist adventure.

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    It is mid October and Legend of New Quay arrives in Aberystwyth Harbour and cruises towards her berth in Aberystwyth Marina. It is always a poignant moment. Great memories of a wonderful season filled with happy customers enjoying an Epic time fishing with us and yet, at the same time, we have to acknowledge that the boating year is coming to an end. Let us take this opportunity to say thank you to you all. It has been a real pleasure. Clapping hands icon! Throughout the winter we will keep you updated on forthcoming events on our social media and here on the JSYK (just so you know) page. There is always Epic stuff planned and next year will be a mega one for news!

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    We can not believe that it is October already. There has been so much fish filled fun this summer that we have hardly noticed the days roll by. So many families, so many friends, so many customers. A huge Epic thank you, from all of our team, goes out to you all. We have loved every moment and we know you have too :).

    We have already started making plans for next season. We always want to get better at what we do and we are pleased to 'leak' one of our newbie ideas! In mid season this summer we received some feedback from a customer, that they thought that our wonderful trip boat Legend of New Quay does not have a fish finder. £180,000 worth of fishing trip boat with no fish finder! Well obviously it does and obviously we use it all of the time. However we have not been telling people that we are using it, which was perhaps remiss of us and we now do tell everybody, on every trip, that we are using it; which frankly, gets a bit repetitive. So next year we will have an external fish finder screen, on deck, so everybody can watch it. Now that is a novel idea, you will be able to see the fish you are fishing for; brilliant!

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    Ahhhh you can almost smell it! If ever a photo summed up the experience of joining one of our Epic fishing trips, then this is it. The satisfaction of a fun fish filled trip, tipped with the anticipation of freshly caught and freshly BBQ'd mackerel. Love it :)

    After weeks of glorious settled weather here in Cardigan Bay, it finally turned today. Now is the autumnal equinox and that is synonymous with rough seas. It has proved to be the case today with the sea way to rough to sensibly go fishing. Indeed the forecast is not great and we can foresee a prolonged period of rough weather ahead. So there are no trips available through our online booking portal - apologies for this but here at Epic we always place your safety first. For enquiries please use our contact us e-mail form found on our contact us page.

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    We can not believe that it is now late September. Wow, how time flies when you are having fun. And that is just what loads of folk have had this summer with epic - epic fun :) Just like the team in the picture, they had a great trip aboard the wonderful Legend of New Quay. Well actually all we do is cruise you out to the right spot, give you the best of fishing tackle and a quick demo on how to fish and bingo; fish on! The fishing is all down to you and if they are biting, you will soon be catching. There are trips running right through the month, so don't delay come and have a go.

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    Well we did say :) September is the very best month to come Mackerel fishing from New Quay and the biggest mackerel of the season so far, has turned up today. What a beauty! It is always a special moment when a cracking fish like this shows up and this particular moment was all the better, as it was caught by a member of a stag group. An afternoon of BBQ'ing (and no drinking) lay ahead for this team; what a brilliant way to spend an afternoon. So whether you are a family group, a couple, stags & hens or just you on your own, please do come along and give us a go this September. We know it will be Epic!

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    September is upon us and we are feeling as Epic as ever! September is the time for fish to feed - hard! With the sea temperature at its warmest right now, all fish species become their most active. The fish geeks amongst you will know that the higher water temperature heralds much higher metabolisms in all things that swim. And that fact brings feeding fish into Cardigan Bay in abundance. Mackerel, Herring, Sea Bass, Sea Bream are all here right now, feeding hard and laying on fat for the winter. September really is a special time to go sea fishing with Epic. So for those that have booked a trip; well done. If you haven't and would like to join the epic party please do jump onto our super modern book now page and grab one of the few places that are left. For bass or bream whole boat charters please email (don't call, we will be out at sea and will not answer) using the email box in our contact us page.

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    Hurray the August Bank Holiday week is here! And better still the sun is forecast to shine and the sea stay smooth for the week. What could possibly be better than some holiday fun time, mackerel fishing with the one and only Epic Fishing Trips? There is still a little availability left for trips in the coming week so hit the book now button and get aboard. Look forward to seeing you!

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    And the mackerel keep on coming up! Late August is very much mackerel time of year and now is the time to catch some for that holiday BBQ. There is something amazing about a fresh 'caught on the day' mackerel cooked slowly over charcoal. We all know about the BBQ sardine in Spain and Portugal but frankly, a BBQ'd Welsh mackerel is a far better thing. Try it and you will never forget it. Trips are already very full through to the last week of Aug with only a few individual spaces left in week. Our best advice is to think ahead and if you are coming here into the first week of Sept or thereafter; please get booked up now!

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    It is the middle of August and it has been full steam ahead running Epic fishing trips everyday throughout the summer. And there has been some mega moments from the dad's and lad's trips to the son's and mum's trips. From grandparents and families team's, all have enjoyed being out on the water catching fish. That is the thing with Epic you will always get quality. Superb modern boat, professional skippering, state of the art fish finding tools and high quality fishing tackle. As the end of the school holidays approaches, now really is the time to get yourselves booked in. Don't miss the boat!

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    Its mid season 2021 and its a cracker! Loads of fish coming over the side and happy family teams are enjoying their time aboard the wonderful Legend of New Quay. Now; we would say this wouldn't we but if you are coming to New Quay over the next few weeks and you do fancy joining an Epic fishing trip then please get yourselves booked in. We are being genuine when we say that spaces are selling like 'hot cakes'. A quick look at the online booking portal here will help you get aboard to join one of our great family fun fishing trips. Grab one now whilst they are still hot! Hope to see you soon.

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    We are loving running our family friendly fishing trips at the moment. The weather continues to be kind and our customers are happy and having fun in the sunshine and smooth seas, catching fish. In this picture the young lad is proudly showing off a whiting and a mackerel that he has just caught. And you can tell by the smile on his face that he is pleased with his catch! We are often asked what species of fish to we catch? Well you name it and we have caught it; from sharks to squid, from sea bass to salmon and everything in between. Mackerel, herring, whiting, cod and gurnards are the most commonly seen but we just never know what might come up from the depths next. Why not come and give it a go? Maybe you will catch a new species for our capture list, like a tuna perhaps (and we are not joking when we say tuna as they are here)!

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    If you are new to Epic or a returning customer please do check out our professionally made promo video's. There is loads of links to them on our website pages but here's one to try out. We often get asked whether we see the Dolphin's; well here is the answer - take a look and be amazed!

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    It is all about fun and it is all about Mackerel at moment. This is the stuff that family holiday memories are made of and we feel super lucky to be able to help folk make those memories! After all we are Epic! Well we try to be; we keep Legend of New Quay spotlessly clean for you, we look after you whilst you are aboard unhooking and untangling and we always try our very best to find the fish. With years and years of experience doing this we normally give you the fun trip you deserve. There is £7,500 of fish finding equipment aboard as well - just in case. All you need to do is get booked up and please bring a bag!

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    Now is Mackerel Time... oh yeh, right here, right now, it is bang on Mackerel Time. Our famous family friendly fishing trips are all about mackerel fishing right now. We are keeping our boat Legend of New Quay as spotlessly clean as always, indeed everybody comments that they have never been on such a clean boat. We make sure that the fishing tackle we give you is not only modern kit but also spotlessly clean too - how good is that? Well you are on holiday and you are out to have some fun and not to get dirty, we look after you and do all of the messy bits. Modern, professional, clean and fun; now that's Epic!

    Trips during the school hols are filling up quickly so make sure you visit our online booking portal by clicking the book now button and get yourselves booked up for a holiday experience that will never be forgotten. See you soon!

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    What could possibly be better? A sunny, warm day in New Quay catching mackerel for a summer's evening BBQ - or breakfast if you prefer :). No holiday is complete without a mackerel fishing trip and a lifetime of memories can be made. And remember that you will also have the superb experience of preparing your own freshly caught food afterwards. Life does not get anymore real; simple pleasures expertly delivered by Team Epic. August trips are up and available to book online and around the beginning of Aug we'll be releasing September's trips. So hit the book now button at the top of this page and get yourselves aboard with Epic.

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    Its always a fantastic time of year when the water clears, the sun shines and the most important of all (: smiley face) the mackerel arrive in numbers. Nothing is ever guaranteed whilst fishing but generally, once they arrive they are here to stay! It started getting busy for them earlier this week and hopefully the tune is now set for a fun summer of mackerel fishing. The first of our July and August family fun trips are available online by hitting the book now button at the top of the page. Nothing wrong with being an 'early bird' and securing your summer holiday trip now. After all we all know that the early bird catches the fish!

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    So far we have had a great start to the fishing season with some fantastic memories made for young and old alike! This young lad couldn't believe his luck, not only did he catch this monster huss shark, but he also managed to hold it up for the picture. Smashing stuff! The end of the two-hour trips came and went at the end of May and we are now drift fishing with feathers (small lures) on our fab 1.5hr trips. We have caught mackerel, whiting, codling, pollack, herring, scad, sea bass and gurnards, to name but a few and the season hasn't really got going yet. Our thanks to those of you who have enjoyed a trip out with us already this year and to those that are thinking or better still planning to come out - well now is the time to get yourselves booked aboard an epic fishing trip. The choice dates are already beginning to fill up.

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    It is official, the Mackerel are here! We will be starting our famous 1.5hr mackerel fishing trips on Saturday 29th May just in time for the Whitsun holiday week. Many thanks to all of you that have already booked. Good move, as trips are filling up quickly across the whole of that week.

    Trips are now available online until end July. We continue to carry lighter loads (max 8 persons) because of the ongoing Welsh Government 2m social distancing rule. We understand that this might change so we will release August's trips on or around 1st July.

    So, get your holiday family fun fishing trip booked with Epic and sit back in the knowledge that you have a great holiday experience to come. Hope to see you soon.

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    Our Epic Fishing Trips are up and running and available online behind the 'Book Now' button right through to the end of June (we'll release July's trips at the end of May and August's at the end of June - this is just in case Covid-19 regulations in Wales change and we can carry more people). Grab your slots whilst you can, with Whit week beginning to sell quickly, now is the time to get your family fun booked up.

    Did you know that Skipper Tim is a member of New Quay Lifeboat crew (in pic, on a rescue)? He's served as a crew member of New Quay Lifeboat for over 15 years now and is proud to be both a Boat Officer and one of the Coxswain team. Not only do you get to go on the most modern, cleanest and most fun fishing trip boat in Wales. You get a time served highly experienced boatman behind the wheel. That's proper.

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    We are running fishing trips again! Whoop whoop.. it feels so nice to be taking folk out fishing again. And better still we have been catching some amazing fish including this bus of a Bull Huss Shark which Carol was very game to hold up for the pic. At well over 10lb of angry muscle, a shark like that takes some hanging on to. She returned it #noreleasenoglory and good on her for doing so.

    Online booking is up and running and there is a selection of trips available to grab. Just hit the Book Now button at the top of the page and a world of fun opportunities will open up to you. Remember that unlike others we do not charge a booking commission fee to book an Epic fishing trip. We have 1.5hr, 2hr, 4hr and 9hr trips available online up until end June with limited spaces on the longer ones. July trips will be available from around 1st June and August trips from 1st July.

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    Footsteps on New Quay beach mark the route to reopening our Epic fishing trips! Well it makes a nice photo don't you think? So online booking is now up and running for trips. Hurray! There's a selection of trips available to choose from up until end June. We will release more trips for July on 1st June (and a month or so in advance thereafter). We really look forward to welcoming you back aboard Legend of New Quay for an Epic fishing trip.