Sunday, 29 January 2017

A couple of Weymouth spots. 28-10-17

A great drive down to Weymouth
in sunny, cool weather, 
first time with out fog or low cloud over the hills.
I arrived at Chesil Bait and Tackle
at 11am.
With Bait in bait tub
I headed down to the pebbles
to be greeted to a very blustery
and chilly wind, causing
a quite confused sea.

We decided to try another couple of spots
and soon found ourselves
at a secluded spot.
Lovely clear, calm water 
but very snaggy
for about 100mtrs out.
With some lost tackle
and a lot dog muck about
we decided to move.
A commercial netting boat
came in and pulled
its net in.
He caught very little, I watched
through a pair of binoculars,
it also got caught on snaggs as well.

 So around to the Ferry Pier,
Jay said it was good for small
fish so I set up a Wishbone rig
and a Pennel Pulley rig.
Bait for the day was Rag, Lug, Squid,
Sand Eel and Hermit crab.
 A bit of a chilly wind was blowing
but plenty of sunshine.
That sunshine could well have 
been the curse on the day.
The water was pretty clear
so I guess that was part of the reason why
there were so few bites.
 While waiting for the few bites there were
The lights of Weymouth seafront
were a good distraction.
 As were the friendly
 Jay managed a small Whiting and 
small Pouting.
I managed a big blank.
Fished 11am till 7pm.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

First tip of 2017. 17-1-17


With Lug, Rag and Peeler Crab (frozen)
I headed to the grass bank
and found a way to fish my favorite spot.

I used 4/0 and 3/0 pennell pulley rigs
loaded with a cocktail of
all 3 baits.

High water was at 10.20
and 12.7mtrs.
I fished from
08.00 till 11.30.

Weather was 
calm, foggy / misty
and warm.
 At times I could see
a couple of minutes later
it had disappeared.

 Well I had bites on every cast
only managed to land
Nothing over eight inches long.

Not to bad a start
for the new year.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Second choice venue today 20-12-16

As first point was taken when I arrived
at Ladye Bay.
So I continued along the coastal path to the ledges
and  set up at one of my usual spots.
Two rods were set up with 3/0 and 4/0 pennell pully 
 Baits taken were Squid, frozen Blacks, Hermit crabs 
and Mackerel.
I started fishing at 09.30 and packed up at 14.00.
Due to an injury I decided not
to climb down the cliff and fish till low water.
A small Codling and two small Whiting
took Squid / Blacks cocktail just before the top of the tide
at 11.27.
There was some weed and gunk
causing a few problems
but with light wind and flat calm
another good session but no diner.

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Chesil Beach 18-12-16

Trundled down Weymouth way
Yesterday, arriving at 
Chesil  Bait and Tackle
at 12.00.
Jason and Hannah arrived 5 minutes later.
With a shed load of bait
we tootled down to the shingle
and were fishing by 13.00.
My first fish was this Coalie???
Yes a Coalie from the shore
a FIRST and a P.B. as well.
 It was a real learning curve for me.
Thanks to Jason's 
patience and advice I soon learnt
 the tricks to fishing this spot.
 Jason was surprised at the drop
from the top of the second shelf
to sea level.
It had changed drastically
since the week before.
The actual fishing slow,
however it was frantic compared
to the Severn Estuary / Bristol Channel. 

It was warm and overcast
wit out any wind.
The only sign of the sun
was at sunset.

 Other fish caught were
Pouting and Doggies.
 Baits used were
Squid, Mackerel, Hermit Crab
Frozen Black Lug and Rag
Pulley rigs were the order of the day.
We fished 4 hours down
and 3 up.
Wow what a cracking trip.
Luckily the fog was not 
as bad as forecasted.
So the journey down
and back were clear.
Roll on 31-12-16
for a family session down there.

Two sessions at the Pipes 12 &13-12-16

I managed a couple of trips
to the Pipes near Severn Beach.
Squid and Lug on
Pulley rigs
were used.

First tide was at 17.46
and 13.1mtr.
I fished 1600 till 19.00.

Expecting the usual weed and grass
that covers the line
at this time of the year.
I was not let down,
with every cast a real hassle
when I wound in.
Most of the time I had to cut 
the shock leader off
to be able to clear the
muck off.

Well the result a big

Next day 
i fished 
17.00 till 19.30
high was at 18.37
and 13.7mtrs.

The gunk was worse
The result the same.

Blankity Blank,

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
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
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