Friday, 30 September 2011

Baltic Wharf 30-09-11

Well I've definitely lost my fish luck.
Maggot and Casters over a bed of
Groundbait, Casters, Hemp and pellets, 
at 8mtrs.
Well the float stayed like the photo for 2 1/2 hours.
It only went under for a missed bite and a
Green Eel of about a pound.

On the inside line of 4mtrs 
small Perch were slow with 10 landed for around 1 1/2lb.


Not good!

Monday, 26 September 2011

Grass Bank 24 / 25-09-11

Two trips, both afternoon / evening sessions.
Saturday 24-09-11 
 Fished 3.30 till 6.15
Sunday 25-09-11
Fished 4.30 till 7.15
Baits were lug and rag worm with my usual rigs.
On saturday it was rattle city on the flood tide,
this resulted in one 6 inch snottie and a 4 inch whiting.   
Sunday was worse, two known rattles
and one 3 inch whiting.
Weed after the tide turned was a bit of a problem.

Plenty of other anglers on both days, I didn't see much caught.
One angler claimed a small Codling. Well done that man.

But the weather was really great both days.
So took some scenic photos, 

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Rockingham 14-09-11

Fished my first session of the Codling season.
Rusty joined me and we were really looking forward
to catching some fish.
Rusty had a bad start with a crack off, snotty wrecking
the rig and a hang up.
Not a happy bunny.
I had a much better start,
Three codling, all takers, in the first three casts.
Weed was a problem but not to much of this stuff
mainly the grass style catching in the top eye.
I used three rods pennell pulley on the
Beach casters and flowing trace on the carp rod.
I cast out no more than 60 yards on the main
rods with the carp rod around 15 - 20 yrds.
Rusty watching the carp rod
5 of the 7 fish I kept for the table
Total catch for me was 6 codling, 1 flounder and 4 snotties.

High tide was at 09.10 and 12.8mtrs.
light south west breeze
and bright sunshine.
What a perfect start to the season.

Better luck next time Rusty.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Great mornings fishing down Baltic Wharf. 04-09-11

Having read the reports on the
Thursday evening matches
down Baltic Wharf on
from Bristol Angling Centre.
I decided to sample the Skimmer fishing down there.
I took a pint each of red and white maggots and the
casters  I turned in the last blog.
Fished over a bed of my own ground bait mix, casters 
and hemp.
First put in and straight away a great bite and a 
1lb skimmer was in the net. A steady flow of skimmers and
small Roach followed.
I managed to winkle out 6 better Skimmers
3 of which I photographed.
These three totalled 7lb 5oz .
 I managed around 30lb of fish 
 All caught on red and white maggot
I fished from 08.00 till 12.00.
The weather dull and light wind at first turning
to a strongish breeze and lovely sunshine.
Had a great time watching the Sea Cadets
capsizing their sailing boats.
Great mornings fishing.   

Thursday, 1 September 2011

How get your own Casters

To make your own casters you need
a large flat bottomed pan or plastic box.
A riddle, with holes large enough to allow the maggots to crawl through
but small enough to stop casters.
Some dry ground bait or saw dust
and of course some maggots.

I use left over maggots from a fishing trip
The same ground bait mix I use when fishing
and a cooking Wok.

I put the maggots in the Wok with enough
dry ground bait mix to cover them.
I leave them in the the dry shed at normal air temperature.
When the casters start forming I  run the Maggot / Ground bait mix
through the riddle.
(See Photo below)
 When all the maggots have gone through the riddle
your left with the casters.
I then pick out any dead maggots, feathers and other bits,
leaving clean maggots.
If they are light coloured I allow them to darken off
a little but not to dark.
Then they are bagged up and as air as possible taken out.
and the bag tied up. Then put them in the fridge till you need them.
(As in the photo below.) 
There you are nice fresh clean CASTERS