Thursday, 27 October 2016

Lady Bay Ledges 26-10-16

With Squid, Mackerel, Lug and Rag 
I got to my chosen spot on the ledges
at 1pm.
High water was 5.05pm ans 11.2m.
As can be seen there was a light chop on the sea
with a slight southerly wind.
This is one of 4 fishing boats from
Portishead anchored off 1st point.
 For the first couple of hours
the baits were not touched.
It was not until the tide began to slacken
that the first bite was seen.
This produced this Doggie (Cat shark)
on the Squid Mackerel cocktail wrap pennell pulley rig.
 Next bite, which I didn't see was a tiny
Whiting on Lug over Rag pennell pulley rig.
 Not long after, another drop back bite produced
another Doggie.
Then I had two more good rattles on the Squid / Mackerel
On both, the bait  came back totally wrecked.
Third time lucky on the rattles produced
this strap Conger.
 Another three tiny Whiting were caught
on the worm rig. Even with 4/0 hooks
they were lip hooked so went back alive
and kicking.
So with the bait having run out
ant the sun going to bed
I packed up at 6pm.
Once again another
great trip but this time with more success.

Saturday, 22 October 2016

All aboard the AMARISA. 22-10-16

07.00 this morning
a mixed bunch of family and now friends
boarded the AMARISA 
at Weymouth.
 With a four hour trip 
we settled down for the voyage out.
 Under the raised bridge
the skipper pointed the bow towards the 
chosen spot.
Straight away the wind was stronger
than forecast, and a bumpy
ride was had by all.
 The one thing that had not
read the script were the
I was first in with a surprise
Mackerel, then several more
were caught.
Squid, Mackerel, were the main baits
plus some Lug.
The skipper caught a small Smoothound
a couple of Doggies were also boated.
The skipper gave gave us an extra hour as the fishing was so hard.
I made the best of the time
by catching this

On the order
"Wind in"
from the skipper
I hauled in a small Doggie.
So all in all a very pleasant trip
with a very jovial bunch of fishermen
and crew.
We steamed back to Weymouth.
Really looking forward to the next trip. 

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Portishead Yacht Club Slipway. 12-10-16.

Once again I found myself
setting up at 07.00 
for a 10.50 low water.
Used 4/0 Pennel Pulley rigs
Loaded with Rag or whole Squid
As can be seen the mud at
low water totally covers the concrete slipway.
Take care the mud can be deep
in places so don't go off the edge of the slipway. 
Well once again only a small Whiting
was caught.
One whole Squid was taken 
with a drop back bite.
Unfortunately I failed to connect
and the rig came back empty.  

New Passage again 05-10-16

Again I tried here as this spot can be productive,
With high water at 10.18 
and 12.1m.
I set up at 07.00
Bait as usual was Lug, Rag and Squid.
Wishbone and Pulley rigs as usual.
Weather as can be seen was great
except for that chilly and gusty north east breeze.
Well, the story is short.
Just one tiny Whiting.