Wednesday, 23 November 2016

No fish but still a P.B. 23-11-16

Last minute change of venue did not pay off.
I intended to fish the muddy pipes but
I thought the recent rain would have carried
down more rubbish than was the case.
So low tide at New Passage was my second choice.
I have, in the past, had good results here,
so was ever hopeful.
Well the gullies were the same,
but there were a few new obstruction
placed in various places.
Well with Rag and small Squid 
for bait I started fishing at 09.30.
The rag baits were coming back partly stripped
but the ones tipped with Squid were not touched.
It was flat calm at first but the
wind steadily picked up all day.
                                                      Packed up at high tide, 14.30 as originally planed.                               Well not a bite.
I did manage to foul hook
the largest Prawn I have ever seen.
So a P.B. there.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Monday, 14 November 2016

A walk to pick up my lost rig 14-11-16.

Warning there is deep mud in this area
and on big tides the water rises very rapidly.
Do not fish this area unless your with someone who knows the
AREA
I popped down 
to get back my lost rig
from last evening.
This post is covered in netting 
and was what I was trying to miss.
However I fell short of the gully by this post
and ended in thick mud.
I found my rig had dug in 6 inches deep in the mud 
the shock leader wrapped round the post.
 Having my rig in a bucket
I photo graphed the area for a future fishing trip.
Its firm ground out to a gully in the distance
and firmish ground in between.
 The ground all across here is firm but not 
to the right of this photo.
 As can be seen there is a lot of mud back towards the shore
some of it is quite deep.
 I will only fish this the gully on small
tides.
Big tides I will fish from just the other side of the
grass backing up to where I took this photo.
Please take great care here,
retreat early giving your self plenty of time
to get to high 
ground.

Back out to use up the the bait. Not unlucky 13th-11-16

With a little Rag and Squid
left over from last night,
I fished the pipes.
I walked out to meet the tide.
However it didn't go to plan.
First cast ended in the rig diving into mud
and not the water.
I had to break off and retreat
back and tackle back up.
 Fishing again I used
2 pulley rigs
One with whole Squid one with Rag.
With an evening like this
it was sheer pleasure to out.
Again flat calm.
High was at 6pm and 13.6mtrs.
 Half an hour before
high water
a tiny rattle on the whole Squid
produced this
48cm
Codling.
Well by 7pm
I was out of bait and walking back to the car.
Another brilliant trip.

Loads of mud and a Flounder. 12-11-16

Decided to try out a gully
down Severn Beach way
on Saturday.
With a 12.8 mtr tide at 5.15pm
I headed down there for 3pm.
The tide was just filling the gully I 
was aiming for.
A walk out to meet the tide
with two rods and a bait bucket.
I was using Rag on a Wishbone rig with Whole Squid
on a Pennell Pulley rig.
 From the start
the expected gunk on the line was a pain
but thankfully none of the grass and weed
was around.
So a lot of pining was needed when 
I wound in.
 As can be seen it was like a mill pond
and warm with it.
The baits were not being touched
so it was a surprise 
when a slight rattle 
produced this plump 12 inch
Flounder at high tide.
With the tide rapidly receding
I decided to head home at 6pm. 

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Back to the Ledges. 09.11.16

As my first choice of venue was blown off
I decided to fish a deep water mark.
So back to the ledges. 
Started at 8am 
and fished till my bait ran out, around 2.30.
Fished the usual rigs at first
but at around 10.00 I tried out a
Wishbone rig
Lug, Rag, Squid and Mackerel were the usual baits,
with a good mix of all of them or on there own.
From the first cast, the big baits were coming
back wrecked, without seeing any bites.
The Lug and Rag baits were stripped within 
10 minutes.
 The Lug and Rag baits were stripped within 
10 minutes.
Even with 1/0 Wishbone rigs
Eventually I found the culprits,
CRABS.
Two came in, on two separate casts (yes 4 in total).
There was a good gusty, westerly wind.
As can be seen it got a bit splashy at times
but otherwise no hassles.  
In the end I caught a Conger
about 3ft long and managed to loose another, line so 
both reels will be respooled and serviced.
I think I lost due to dodgy 
At least I managed an escape, and enjoyed it as usual.

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Ladye Bay. 02-11-16

Another few hours out the house,
so down to the Ledges again.
High water was at 08.24 
and 12.6mtrs.
I fished 06.00 till 11.00.
Usual baits and rigs were
used.
Weather was cool 
with a light breeze from the north.
The sun did come out later 
though it didn't get high
enough to shine on the ledges. 
Well, it was very slow,
just 4 tiny Whiting
and 2 tiny Codling.
Not such a good trip.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Lady Bay Ledges 26-10-16

With Squid, Mackerel, Lug and Rag 
I got to my chosen spot on the ledges
at 1pm.
High water was 5.05pm ans 11.2m.
As can be seen there was a light chop on the sea
with a slight southerly wind.
This is one of 4 fishing boats from
Portishead anchored off 1st point.
 For the first couple of hours
the baits were not touched.
It was not until the tide began to slacken
that the first bite was seen.
This produced this Doggie (Cat shark)
on the Squid Mackerel cocktail wrap pennell pulley rig.
 Next bite, which I didn't see was a tiny
Whiting on Lug over Rag pennell pulley rig.
 Not long after, another drop back bite produced
another Doggie.
Then I had two more good rattles on the Squid / Mackerel
rod.
On both, the bait  came back totally wrecked.
Third time lucky on the rattles produced
this strap Conger.
 Another three tiny Whiting were caught
on the worm rig. Even with 4/0 hooks
they were lip hooked so went back alive
and kicking.
So with the bait having run out
ant the sun going to bed
I packed up at 6pm.
Once again another
great trip but this time with more success.