Monday, 21 November 2011

Steamer Pier 21-11-11

Well with the left over bait in hand
Rusty and I arrived at his favourite
Steamer Pier bay.
Glad we didn't go on to the pier
it was packed.
 Rusty was in first with this tiny Whiting.
 We tried a every combination of
Bluey's, Squid, Rag and Lug.
to no avail.
The little Whiting were the only fish
interested in our baits.
With no wind, cloudy, and warm,
it turned into a really pleasant session.
In the end Russell had 3 and I got 2.
Rusty's on a role. 

Aborted fishing trip 18-11-11

The best part of the day
nice sunrise.
 Started fishing around 07.30 
and from the off it was going to be one of those days.
First cast dug into the mud and could not be pulled out.
Eventually the shock leader knot gave.
Then after an hour or so I was by where this photo was taken
and two anglers came down and set up to my up on my left.
less than two rod lenghts away?
Then cast out towards my lines.
Well that was it, I'd had enough over 1/2 mile of fishable
shore and they move around within 20 feet of me.
Only good thing I saved the bait and used it on
Sunday with Rusty..

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Rockingham 13-11-11

Fished off the grass bank again this morning
from 06.30 till 09.30.
With another birds nest snap off 
(second one in two trips)
on the first cast. 
I was soon out with the second rod
and quickly sorted out the other reel.

Baits used were Rag / Lug and Squid.

Sunrise over Industrial Rockingham.
 Not a single bite was seen
on both rods.
 This dark horse took a liking to my tackle bucket,
I had to keep shooing it away.
All was not lost I managed a nice 
plump Flounder at 09.00
that saved the blank.

I only saw two Codling and a Snottie caught
by 4 other fishermen.

We fished in the rain 11-11-11

Russell and I fished New Passage again,
and boy was it WET.

Usual Pulley and Wishbone rigs were used
with Rag / Lug and Squid baits

As we started fishing so the rain started,
little did we know what was to come.

No bites for the two hours to the top of the 
tide with the rain getting heavier,
didn't look very good.

Just after the top of the tide
Russell had a bit of a rattle 
and hay presto he had a

Then Russell showed me his boots,
the soles were dropping off. 

A short while later and both soles dropped off!
He picked them up and dumped them.
With the rain hammering down
we decided to pack in and go home.

Russell won the day.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Rusty and Me get our MOJO back. 07-11-11

Headed for a nice easy spot up at
New Passage.
I got down there at 14.30 and 
did a bit of water craft and
ground recognisances.
Rusty arrived as I started fishing around 1500.
It was very slow at first with no bites until it started getting dark.
Mind it was dark enough already
with low cloud, drizzle and northerly wind.
Having broken one of my rods last time out,
I dug out my old ground caster.
Using Lug, Rag and Squid as baits, as well as 
various cocktails of all of them.
Rusty was in first, (his smile was great to see)
he landed a lovely plump 2 1/2lb codling.
As he cast out his other rod rattled and bounced.
Bit bigger Codling on the bank,
and he was jumping for joy.
Four of the seven Codling caught. 
Very soon after that another smaller Codling
was landed by Rusty. Rusty 3 - 0 Me. OUCH!
4 - 0 to Rusty as a smaller Codling was landed and returned.
High tide passed at 16.51.
My turn for a bite. 
Rusty herd the ratchet clicking and singing
struck, yahoo fish on for me.  
In came this very plump 3lb 12oz Codling.
Caught on the old Groundcaster.
4 - 1.
The bites eased off, but Rusty managed two more
6 - 1.
Rusty won most fish,
I won biggest fish.
Magic fishing session again.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Battery Point and a broken rod. 05-11-11

Rusty and I decided to fish the deep water mark
at Battery Point,Portishead to day.
We got there at 07.00 and by 07.20
I had an underside Codling on Lug / Rag cocktail
on a Pulley Rig.
Low tide was at 08.54.
We had a few rattles and nodding bites which produced 
one Codling for me but poor Rusty 
failed to catch.
Beware the rocks are slippery and Jagged.
The cliff is quite high at low tide
and the tide flows are very strong.
This is the top section of my rod after I 
Now a 3 piece Diawa 13RGM Supercast rOD
Thankfully I'm Ok.