Saturday, 11 June 2016

Beaten by my son. Ladye Bay ledges.11-06-16

Headed down to the ledges for a few hours with Jason.
Tide was at 12.15 and 11.2m.
I started at 08.45 with Squid and frozen crab.

Well it was very slow until
about an hour before high water.
When Jason had a classic Thorny bite
on Macheral bait.
This beautifully marked Thornback Ray
of around 5ld 
was Jay's first ever Thorny 
and he was well stoked.
He hasn't stopped smiling and talking about it
all day.
My turn a short while later
with the rain coming down,
was this 15 inch Codling on
a cocktail of Lug, Rag and fresh peeler crab.
Jay's turn again after the rain
was this Cat Shark "AKA Dogfish"
For the last hour of fishing after
high water,
I had two Strap Conger
in quick succession.
It was a warm muggy day
with drizzle at times.
Tea shirt fishing
is so good.
Now time to service my
and remake some rigs.
Another nice fishing trip.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Ladye Bay 31-05-16

A chance to get out came up
so I legged it down to Clevedon
for 05.00.
I chose the ledges for the low tide
session, with the low at 09.18.
 I used Lug and Squid for bait,
with this small Conger being the
action, taking a whole Squid on a
Pennell Pulley rig.
 The wind was quite brisk from the
north /  north east.
It was also a beautiful sunny morning
and surprisingly I was on my own.
Which means that the Channel is fishing
 After the first Conger I had a
Codling just short of keeper size,
taking Lug worm on a wishbone rig.
This was followed by a slightly
larger Conger on the wishbone rig 
just before low water.
 At low water another Codling
took the wishbone rig as well.
With turn of the tide so the weed
started showing its self.
All during the tide the line
had the sticky mud causing
bunching on the line
which blocked the shock leader
from passing through the
top eye.
On winding in the last
cast I found these two tiddlers,
a Whiting and a Pouting.
Well I guess its still baby time out there,
and with some bait left over I
have another chance to fish
on Thursday.
Fingers crossed the larger fish are
out to play.