JSYK - Just so you know

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    This is one of our all time favourite pics. It perfectly sums up the fun to be found on an Epic mackerel fishing trip. Which brings us to the latest news nicely :) It seems that the season is extending this year as folk remain keen to get some well deserved days away by the sea side. And what better way to enjoy some fresh sea air than a trip out on our super modern and spotlessly clean boat 'Legend of New Quay'. We will continue to have trips available to book, either over the phone or through our online booking portal. It is late September though and its the time for the weather to break and the sea to start getting choppy, so trips will only be available a few days ahead (c. 2 or 3 days ahead) once we can see the weather forecast clearly (not forgetting Covid 19 lockdown uncertainties). Finally, we are taking calls and messages about October and half term and our reply is this...... With continued uncertainties around Covid 19 and the weather deteriorating we will not be committing to taking bookings yet. For now we will take every few days as they come.

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    Family bubble group trips now available for the weekend of 12th/13th September online. From 14th September we will revert to telephone bookings. With the changing of the seasons comes increased likelihood of bad weather and in order to pick the nice days we will manage the booking diary accordingly. So please give us a call on 07989 496 526 if you are a family bubble group of max 5 people fancying an hour and a half mackerel fishing trip in mid to late September.

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    We can not believe that its nearly September; where did the last six weeks go? Great memories of happy customers catching fish, noise, excitement and the warm glow of holiday memories - all in all, great fun. We are continuing with our phased release of online bookable trips. Its worked well up to now and it gives us the opportunity to monitor Welsh Government Covid-19 Regulations for any changes that may impact on the way we do things. So today we have released trips until Friday 11th September and during the morning of next Saturday 5th September we will be releasing trips for the week beginning Sat 12th September. Our now famous 1.5hr family bubble group trips will continue for now; after all why change a good thing?

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    Good news! We have just released our available trips for the August Bank Holiday weekend and the first week of September. They are available to book online here now or you can click on the 'book now' button at the top of our home page to book your own epic mackerel fishing trip!

    Due to the Covid-19 situation we are currently running 1.5hr mackerel fishing trips for a family bubble or extended household of a maximum of 5 passengers on any one trip.

    We look forward to seeing you all soon on an epic fishing trip!

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    Good news! We have just released our available trips for the third week of August. They are available to book online here now or you can click on the 'book now' button at the top of our home page to book your own epic mackerel fishing trip!

    Due to the Covid-19 situation we are currently running 1.5hr mackerel fishing trips for a family bubble or extended household of a maximum of 5 passengers on any one trip.

    Our trips for the fourth week in August will be released on Saturday 15th August.

    We look forward to seeing you all soon on an epic fishing trip!

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    Good news! We have just released our available trips for the second week of August. They are available to book online here now or you can click on the 'book now' button at the top of our home page to book your own epic mackerel fishing trip!

    Due to the Covid-19 situation we are currently running 1.5hr mackerel fishing trips for a family bubble or extended household of a maximum of 5 passengers on any one trip.

    Our trips for the third week in August will be released on Saturday 8th August.

    We look forward to seeing you all soon on an epic fishing trip!

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    Good news! We have just released our available trips for the first week of August. They are available to book online here now or you can click on the 'book now' button at the top of our home page to book your own epic mackerel fishing trip!

    Due to the Covid-19 situation we are currently running 1.5hr mackerel fishing trips for a family bubble or extended household of a maximum of 5 passengers on any one trip.

    Our trips for the second week in August will be released on Saturday 1st August.

    We look forward to seeing you all soon on an epic fishing trip!

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    Our famous epic fishing trips are available online now, simply hit the Book Now button at the top of every page on our website. Online booking is proving a big hit with customers who seem to be enjoying being able to select their own trip. For now we are only selling our July trips. Working within Welsh Government Guidance and Regulations is a challenge and we await further updates for August. We hope to have August trips available online by the middle of next week.

    If you are thinking of booking a trip with us in July please don't delay. We have limited spaces because we can only operate when the tide is in, consequently trip slots are limited and filling fast. And please be aware that Ceredigion County Council has closed Glanmor Terrace to vehicles (the one way road down to the harbour) which means you must park and walk to catch your trip. The handy picture above shows the road closure marked in red.

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    A new dawn.... we are really pleased to announce that our famous Epic Fishing Trips will start running again from Monday 13th July. Social distancing has required us to change the way we run our trips and for now we will only be taking extended households (bubbles) of a maximum of five passengers on any one trip. These 1.5 hour epic fishing trips will be private and for your bubble only, as we consider this the best way to keep you and our staff safe.

    We are currently taking bookings for July only. Have a look at our new easy to use online booking system by hitting the Book Now button at the top of our web page. If you are thinking of coming out for an epic fishing trip in August then please do check back here a bit nearer the time.

    We look forward to seeing you out on the water soon!

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    Today's update.... In a meeting this morning our Harbour Authority asked us to prepare plans to start running our fishing trips from New Quay once again - yippee 😊 We will spend the next short while developing our Covid-19 Safety Plan. We now hope to be able to start operating soon and as always we commit to keeping you fully informed as we cruise towards some family fishy fun 🐟🐟🐟 Bookings are not being taken yet but please keep an eye out on our social media facebook.com/epicfishingtrips and @epicfishingtrips for further updates.

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    Yesterday the Welsh Government made their scheduled three week announcement on the lifting of some of Wales's lock down measures. As we write we are still distilling their update and trying to evaluate our next steps. To be honest we are not yet totally clear as to how or when we might be able to operate our famous fishing trips. It looks likely that as of the 6th July travel restrictions will be lifted and holiday makers will be welcomed back to Wales on 13th July. The Government has also stated that outdoor tourist attractions should prepare to open. We are hoping this applies to us but must continue to wait until clear guidance is provided by Government and our local Harbour Authority (Ceredigion County Council) opens New Quay harbour to boating, however we are at least moving in the right direction😊🤞 . Stay safe, Tim & Corrine

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    Tuesday 2nd June update. As this dreadful Covid-19 pandemic continues, we all face a myriad of decisions. As business people one of the most complex we face is; when should we start running trips again? To answer this we are applying two tests; Firstly, are we allowed to operate? Today this is answered relatively easily as neither the Welsh Government or our local Harbour Authority has given permission for trips to start. The next Welsh Government review is on Thursday 18th June. And secondly; would we be socially responsible to do so? As New Quay remains in lockdown, with no shops or accommodation open, it would be wrong of us to encourage travel into the village. The firm (and legal) message from the Welsh Government is Stay Local - within 5 miles of your home. The time is simply not right.... yet. Our commitment to you is that we will actively review this position daily and as soon as we are able to do so we will get back on the water and start running epic fishing trips. For now stay local and stay safe.

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    On Friday 8th May 2020 Mark Drakeford MS, The First Minister of Wales, announced three further weeks of lockdown. His only concessions were to allow exercise to take place more than once a day and then, only locally to your home and that some Garden Centres may reopen. This is the Law in Wales. The next review of lockdown measures in Wales will take place on or around 1st June 2020. So for now we are still unable to run our boat trips. Currently we do not know exactly when and if we will be able to operate this year but our commitment to you is that we will continue to review the situation and canvas for clarity from both Governments. You can be reassured that as soon as we have further news we will let you know immediately both here on our website, here on Facebook and here on Instagram.

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    As Covid-19 continues to cause so much pain and suffering worldwide there is clearly no room for fishing fun. We know that we will be out there catching fish with everyone again but for the foreseeable future we will not be running any of our epic fishing trips 😢. On the bright side it may well be Mackerel time when we get to go fishing again and we can all look forward to fresh mackerel on the BBQ - just like in this picture😊😊😊. In the meantime our firm commitment to you is that we will keep watch on the developing situation and as soon as we are allowed to do so we will resume our trips. Our online booking system is poised and ready to run. The 'Book Now' button will be live from the moment the Government gives us the go ahead. Please stay safe, stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives. Our very best Tim and Corrine

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    We catch Lobsters too! We've just posted an Easter greetings video here on Facebook and also here on Instagram. As Covid 19 continues to cause so much pain and suffering worldwide there is clearly no room for fishing fun. We know that we will be out there catching fish with everyone again but for the foreseeable future we will not be running any of our epic fishing trips 😢. Our firm commitment to you is that we will keep watch on the developing situation and as soon as we are allowed to do so we will resume our trips. Our online booking system is poised and ready to run. The 'Book Now' button will be live from the moment the Government gives us the go ahead. Please stay safe, stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives. Our very best Tim and Corrine

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    As west Wales's favourite family friendly fishing trip it's our role to ensure that all of our customers, no matter their age, have a safe fun trip. As Covid 19 continues to cause so much pain and suffering worldwide there is clearly no room for fishing fun. We know that we will be out there catching fish with everyone again but for the foreseeable future we will not be running any of our epic fishing trips 😢. Our firm commitment to you is that we will keep watch on the developing situation and as soon as we are allowed to do so we will resume our trips. Online booking is currently available from 1st July but this may change at anytime. We will of course keep you posted. Please stay safe, stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives. Our very best Tim and Corrine

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    Before we get into the detail of this news post can we wish you all a safe and secure time as we progress through the Covid-19 pandemic. Our hearts and thoughts are with you... As business people we are faced with ever changing and complicated decisions on a daily basis. Today our online booking system has gone live and we have taken the decision to only offer trips as of 1st June this year. We are hopeful that by then this terrible time will be over but we can't be certain. If you would like to book then please feel free to do so. We will of course refund you should we be unable to run. As for May, it is currently unlikely we will be running any trips. However that decision is not yet cast in stone and we will continue to monitor the situation. April remains cancelled.

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    We take our social responsibility and safety very seriously and following Government Advice regarding Covid-19 we have taken the decision to temporarily postpone all Epic fishing trip bookings from now until the end of April. For customers with bookings from May onwards we are not postponing trips. We will be in touch closer to the time. We are continuously reviewing this situation and will keep you updated as we know more. Our online booking will be open presently for trips from and during May. Keep safe and keep in touch, our best Team Epic.

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    It's the final countdown... Will there be any big fish waiting for us when we get out there? We certainly hope so but there is only one way to know for sure and that is to get out and fish. Current plan is to bring 'Legend of New Quay' back to home in Mid March and from then on its very much a case of get out there and try. Keep an eye out here for news of her arrival back at home and also the launch of our new online booking system. Its all coming together for season 2020 and we can not wait!

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    Q. When does season 2020 start? A. As soon as the weather in late March allows. Last year we were catching wonderful fish, such as this Spurdog Shark caught on 28th March 2019, before the 1st April. It is hard to believe when you look at the sea state, blue sky and the T shirts but its a fact. Well we all know that the sun always shines in New Quay! Given the right sea conditions we will move 'Legend of New Quay' home from Aberystwyth to New Quay well before 1st April and then its full fishing trip mode for the summer. This year we are introducing Online Booking for the first time and you will be able to hit the book now tab, to choose and purchase your trip. We are expecting Online Booking to go live at around the same time that we start fishing in late March and we will make lots of noise about it then both here at epicfishingtrips.co.uk and on facebook.com/epicfishingtrips and instagram.com/epicfishingtrips.

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    Warning, warning, warning .... Great holiday memories are made here!

    How many activities are available to families across all ages groups - whether its Mums and sons or Dads and daughters - and across all abilities, where everyone can participate. With fun guaranteed and holiday memories a certainty? Only one and that is an Epic fishing trip! Not only will we ensure that you have a superb family fun time but you'll also be able to take your catch home. What could be better than a family BBQ with your own fresh caught fish? It is healthy, has little environmental impact and is a sustainable fishery. Perfect! Oh and we nearly forgot. Don't forget that you are more likely to see dolphins and marine wildlife on one of our fishing trips than you are on any other boat trip.

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    It's January 2020! Are you planning a holiday to west Wales and in particular New Quay, Cardigan Bay? Great choice if you are! This part of the world is beautiful, full of surprises and largely unexplored. Many say its just like Cornwall without the crowds. Certainly the ambient daily temperatures are much the same as down south, the sea is just as blue and we have many more fish to be caught and slapped onto a family BBQ. So if now is your time to make holiday plans don't forget to include some time at sea aboard 'Legend of New Quay' on an Epic fishing trip with us. Bring the whole family along as we are very family friendly, pride ourselves on being inclusive for all and fact; you are just as likely to see Dolphins with us as on any other boat trip in Wales. Make an Epic fishing trip a firm 'to do' whilst you are in the area and book yourselves a family adventure that you will all remember.

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    Seasonal Greetings. We can not believe that it is Christmas holidays already; gosh they come around quickly these days! They herald a quiet time here at Epic Fishing Trips as customers are largely focused on their own festivities. This changes quickly once the New Year dawns as us Brits traditionally like to start thinking about summer holidays in January. Experience tells us that the first weeks of the new year can be busy with summer bookings flooding in as the 'early birds' get themselves sorted for the very best of British outdoor activities - a sea side fishing trip. In 2020 we will have a new online booking system in place so you can get a trip booked for the days that suit you best. This should be up and running by 1st April and we will be keeping everyone informed of its development. In the meantime may we wish you a peaceful Christmas and a very happy New Year. Our very best Tim and Corrine.

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    'Legend of New Quay' floats quietly in her winter berth. Winter is always a quiet time of year for boating on this coast. The sea state is often poor with a our predominant south westerly air-stream sending Atlantic low pressure after Atlantic low pressure to batter Cardigan Bay. So now is the time to prepare for next year and we are busy working on new fishing equipment for Legend. Our order of new fishing reels arrived yesterday and we are delighted with them. Penn have long made some of the best fishing reels available in the UK and we know that you deserve the best! Bookings are already coming in for 2020; if you are a charter group and you want to grab a choice date in the Tope and Bream season now is the time to get in touch! Our new contact us page is up and running. So why not give that a whirl?