Friday, 26 November 2010

WHAT!! Rockingham again 26-11-10

What a cracking morning.
Light westerly breeze clear sky and a frost.
Fished from 08.15 till 11.15 with high water at

Used my usual rigs and lug and squid baits.
Here can be seen my wishbone cliped down
and ready to cast.
Once again a 18 inch Codling took the wishbone
rig with lug bait with in a couple of minutes
of my first cast.
On the second cast I had an 8 inch Codling
which was returned alive.
Just before high water I caught
Codling at 16 inches.
On the same rig and bait.
A few casts later I started getting rattles on the
rod tip. That eventually produced a 15 inch
Flounder. Again caught on the wishbone rig.
Squid just does not work this year.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Rockingham 21-11-10

With the left over bait from yesterday I
went down to the grass bank again.

High was at 18.13 and 12.3 mtrs.
Weather was the same as yesterday
but with drizzle and a bit more wind.

Same rigs as usual and Lug, Rag and Squid again.

Within 3 minutes of casting out my first wishbone rig
I had a good knock and landed a keeper codling.
Second cast out and an 8 inch codling was landed.
Third cast out and a 4 inch codling was landed.
Fourth cast and a good knock. Missed it.

That was it no more bites.
The pennell rig with Squid failed again.

Another enjoyable session.

Rockingham 21-11-10

Russell knocked off from work early and picked me up for
a few hours down on the grass / mud.
Again a little friendly competition between us.

Russell as usual took one of my wishbone rigs
and used a pennell pulley as well.
I used the same style of rigs.

High tide was at 17.31 and 11.9mtrs
Weather was dull and damp with a light northeaster.

Russell was in first with this keeper on my wishbone rig
with lug bait.
Also showing were some flounder.
This little one was released safely.
With a few more codling, most caught after high water.
All taking lug on the wishbone rigs.
Russell won the day with three codling and one flounder,
to my one codling and two flounder.
I took one flounder home the rest were released.


Monday, 15 November 2010

Shingle Bank, Severn Beach 15-11-10

What a cracking day.
Back to the mud again.
High tide was at 14.02, I started at 08.00
and packed up at high tide.
Weather flat calm with fog coming and going,
Frosty at first but nice and warm later.
Usual wish bone rig and pennell pulley rigs used.
Bait was Lug Rag and Squid.
Four bites were seen producing two Flounder
both taken for the pot, very nice indeed.

High tide and I'm nearly in the the mud.
Bit higher and I'd be in the thick mud, Yuk.
What a lovely day.
Shame the fish were sun bathing.
See Bank power station blotting out the sun.
Makes a nice picture.
The cloud is just that, steam from the
the bank of cooling fans.
The fishing was great but the
views were far better.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Snuff Mill 10-11-10

Popped down to the Bristol Frome at
Snuff Mill.
As I thought the wind had blown the leaves off
the trees and the rain washed them all down stream.

This time I took a 12ft waggler rod and my close faced spool
to do a bit of trotting.
Baits used were bread, maggots casters and garden worms.

Below are a few pictures of the 4 swims I fished.
The water had dropped by around a 1ft
and was clearer than I expected.

Shame there were so many dogs again,
lost a lot of time watching my kit on the bank.
Those four legged fluff balls love the bread!
The Minows were as hungry as ever and managed 2
little Roach, I love these fish.

I a few other fish, not very big ones, because the hooks I was useing
were to bulky?
Must get some better ones.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Don't attempt to fish this area
unless you are with some one
who knows its well.

A good pair of wellies, bib and brace or
wadders are a must.
Shoes or trainiers ar a no no.

Started fishing at around 09.15 high was at
14.21 finished at 15.00.
First bite was at around 10.00 and was a snottie
which recked my wishbone rig.

The photo below shows how carefully
I had to be.
I started out fishing off the rocks the other side of the pool in front.
Yep 10 minutes and that's how quick this tide is here.
Shortly after this photo I caught my first codling in that pool / gully.

10 minutes before this photo that area was water free.
At first the weather was misty, calm and warm.
The sea was flat calm.
By high tide a light on shore / westerly wind had picked up.

Shingle Bank, Severn Beach 01-11-10

Went for a long walk with my rods
today up Severn Beach way.
Trudging through the mud and over Bladder Wort weed
covered rocks, I came to a spot with a gully in front of me.
Behind me was more of the the above!
While the Gully was filling up with the
in coming tide, there were no bites except
for one rattle from a Snottie.
As I got pushed back by the tide the Codling started biting.

The first was caught on the wishbone rig with rag worm bait.
There probably less than 6 foot of water.
The bites then came steadily.
I eventually ended up on this shingle bank.
The wishbone rig accounting for
most of the fish.
Lucky day for these two as they were returned.
The top one was just under size anyway.
As I was about to move off the shingle bank
this cap took the bait, rag and lug cocktail on
a pennel pulley rig.
Lucky day for this one as well, I put it back.
As can be seen the shingle has already gone?
I then took a hike to Severn Beach it self.
here I had another snottie mess up a rig
as well as my final Codling, again it
was returned.
This is as far as a 10.6mtr tide gets to at high tide.
Total bites = 14.
8 bites were Codling, 3 kept for the table, 5 returned.
2 Snottie bites recked rigs?
4 bites mised.