Saturday, 23 December 2017

A breezy trip aboard the Amarisa. 06-12-17

Fourth time lucky.
Having had 3 trips cancelled because
of bad weather,
we finally managed to get out.
We left a little early
and sailed out to a spot off the
Chesil Beach.
It was a lumpy ride out and pretty 
lumpy out there.
From the first drop
the Whiting were biting.
Good sized ones as well.
Coming in up to 
around 2 1/2lb.
Pouting, Dogs, Conger and a Skate
were also boated.
This juvenile Gull
had a really weird growth  
growing out from under its bill.
Everyone caught and and had 
Whiting to take home for the freezer.
In the end I 15 Whiting and 5 Dogs.
We started the long steam home
at 2.45, getting in at 4pm.
Smashing trip again
well done, Paul, the skipper.
Only downer was,
I cut my finger
early on,
which did't stop bleeding
till I went to bed.

Monday, 11 December 2017

Some thing slightly different, 10-17012

Walking around Duchess Lake
I saw a dead Carp in the reeds.
I don't know what killed it
or what pulled it up the bank.
What I do know what is feeding on it.
A Water Rail can just be seen 
just beyond the Carp,
as were some of the resedent
Moorhen.

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Cottage, Portishead. 06-12-17

Haven't fished this spot for a long time.
With only a short time to fish
and a 13.7m tide.
I decided to try it.
 So with a box of Squid 
I started at 6am.
There is about 40mtrs of rough ground
then sand/mud 
then a drop off.
So accurate casting distance
is a must.
To far and bye, bye rigs.
 Well, not a bit.
Then when the tide changed
I started snagging up,
but luckily I managed
to get them back on
subsequent cast.
Jammy or what. 
By 10.15 the tide was at the bottom 
of the rocks and I 
couldn't be bothered to chase the tide so headed home.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Ladye Bay Ledges. 12-11-17

A chilly westerly breeze greeted 
me at 08.30.
I set up 4/0 pulley rigs
loaded with Lug / Squid
and
Mackerel / Squid
sausages.
I had half a dozen
mangled baits
which were hidden by weed blowing
up the line
or the wind its self.
At 11.30
this small conger took and
held on to the bait.
I had to cut the hook snood
because the conger had swallowed the
bait including the two hooks. 
 As the tide was getting higher
it started to get very splashy.

 There were more munched baits
until 14.16 
when this Conger took the bait
and and pulled the wet out,
this then swept over my other line.
I was lucky to get back both rigs 
as the first was one pulled in the 
second one as it was wound in.
I had to pull the second one by hand because
of a tangle.
That was that,
 with the tide dropping 
I packed up a bit earlier than planned.

Friday, 3 November 2017

30-10-17 New Passage

 High water was 4.09pm and 11mtrs.
I started fishing from the 
ground in front of the promenade
using the usual rigs and bait.
half an hour into the session
this 21lb 5oz Conger gave 
a great fight.
 The Conger enjoyed spinning
and was a bit of a handful to release
but in the end it swam off rapidly.
 There were three other anglers
who caught some small Codling 
but noting very big.
In the end I also managed small Codling and Whiting,
as well as missing a few bites.
Chilly session with a south west breeze.
I finished at 6pm as the tide was 
at the bottom of the rocks.

29-10-17 Ledges Ladye Bay

Back to the Ledges for 08.30
same baits and rigs were used.
Well it was a much slower day
with hardly a bite.
Best of the day 
a small Conger.
Also caught was a a small Whitng and 
tiny Codling.
Weed was a really problem
for the whole session.
I packed up at 13.30 
just after high water as the bait had run out.

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Ladye Bay ledges. 26-10-17

Started fishing at around 09.00.
The weather was foggy
with drizzle, no wind at all
and warm.
Squid / Mackerel,
Squid / Lugworm cocktails
and straight Lugworm were the baits used
on 4/0 OR 3/0 pulley rigs
and Wishbone rigs.
Again on the first cast
a small Whiting took the Lug on the
Wishbone rig.
 They even came in two at a time.
These two measured 32cm
and took 4/0 hooks.
in the end I had 10
little Whiting, a tiny Codling
2 small Conger
 and this 8lb 2oz Thornback Ray.
Smashing trip again.
There was a boat about 300m
out, I saw 3 Thornies landed and a couple of other
fish but it was to far out
to see properly.