For my first sea trip of the Cod season,
I decided to pop down to my favorite
High water was at 08.12 and 12.9mtrs.
I arrived at 06.00.
Setting up my usual 4/0 - 3/0 pennel pulley rig
loaded with whole Squid,
and 1/0 wishbone rig
loaded with Rag worm.
Immediately I started getting bites,
good rattles and then had
a good pull down and drop back on the
Unfortunately what ever it was
did not catch on the hooks.
So a fresh whole squid was cast back out.
The first Codling to be banked
came in 10 minutes later.
It took the Squid rig and weighed in
There then followed a number rattles which
resulted in two more Codling on the
wishbone rig which were under sized.
I then set up my specimen rod
for a bit of in close work.
This used a flowing trace rig with Rag worm.
This immediately produced a small Whiting,
and then a Flounder.
As can be seen from these two photos
the weather great, the forecasted rain
did not arrive until after I had packed up.
Around the top of the tide the bites stopped
only starting again about an hour
Well nine fish were caught a Flounder, a Whiting
and seven Codling was the final count.
I packed up at 09.30.