Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Second fish of 2009, second species of 2009

Fished the Cottage between 07.00 and 11.00.
The cottage that gives this venue its name, is in the background.

This little codling was caught on the first cast,
on a size 1 hook and three rag worm,
on a pennel pulley rig.
It christened my new rod.

This is the rough ground that has to be cleared
on casting. Its a sand / mud area beyond to around 80yrds.
Then a deep drop off, if you cast into the drop off
Say good by to your rig.
The tide was 13.9mtrs at 09.24 (Avonmouth datum).
The weather was calm, frosty and clear at first. Then a misty
fog formed over on the Welsh side and then spread over
to the English side by 10.30.
In this photo a tide rip can be seen.
Don't cast much beyond this rip.

Monday, 12 January 2009

Beaten by son????!!!!

Headed to Yacht Club Portishead yesterday evening 11-01-09.

Fished from 17.00 till 20.15, high tide was at 19.24 and 13.2 mtrs.

Well we cast out, wound in! Cast out, wound in! Cast out, wound in.


Cast out, wound in, Yippppeeeeee!

Russell caught a Rockling at 20 mtrs using a 3hook patenoster rig.

Cast out, wound in! Cast out, Wound in! You know how it goes.

Well best man on the night won. Jammy git!!???

Well done Russell.

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Fishing in "CLEAR" WATER?

Left home at 07.40, picked up petrol,
and arrived at my son Russells home at 08.05.
Loaded up his fishing kit and headed off to Wales.
A quick diversion to Bridgend to pick up my Xmas present
From my boys and wife,
A Daiwa STS13RGM fishing rod.
Then headed towards Porthcawl and Tracco Bay / Newton.
Arrived there at 10.00
O.K here goes! Set up two identical rods and reels,
used 3 hook flapper rig, Wish bone rig
and live bait Pulley Pennell rig.
Main line was 18ld Daiwa Sensor (brown colour).
Baits were Rag, Lug, Mackeral, Squid Razor Fish and Sand Eels.
Then watched the rods?
Watched some more?
Took some Photos!
and some more photos****

Guess what Russell did the same.

Lovely warm day, calm and watery sunshine.
Aaaaggghhh we BLANKED???!!!!
Packed up at 15.00 just before high tide
so we would beat the Bristol rush traffic.
Home by 17.00.
No fish no bites but a wonderful day and very
good company.