Friday, 26 April 2013
Monday, 22 April 2013
I've not really done much on line shopping for lures for a few years now... honest! But I have managed to find one store in Europe that stocks some lures in the styles and the variety of colours I've been after for a while. The majority of what I've purchased are in-line style lures and UV colours.
UV 's been discussed on a few forums over the winter and I believe there is something in it. I first tried to get my hands on these last year but getting them in the UK was next to impossible as was getting them from a single source across the water. James and Callum at Angling Active in Stirling were helpful and got me a couple in but its not something they could go big on as I dont think there is the overall demand.
I dont really go for plugging tackle on my blog but the advantages of in-line lures in terms of fish staying on the hook are noteable. I believe they will also work well with singles which in turn will be better for the fish which are released.
You can find some info on UV here http://www.kineticfishing.dk/default.aspx?pageId=269
Monday, 15 April 2013
Saturday, 13 April 2013
|Its a start but the next fish took a while.|
I tried a variety of approaches in an effort to get a solid hook up; I eventually did on a jaffa coloured Hansen Stripper with hook reversed for the more subtle action. So much for natural colours in bright conditions. I should have taken a picture, its yellow/orange with black dots and not really what I would normally use in clear water conditions on an afternoon but I was out of ideas to be honest.
Friday, 12 April 2013
I was off today but didn’t start fishing till about 12pm, the fish were waiting for me.
Wednesday, 10 April 2013
Tuesday, 9 April 2013
Anyway, fishing was alright. I had a fish in ok condition after about 5 minutes and things were looking good but that’s the way things stayed.
Friday, 5 April 2013
57cm a peach!
Monday, 1 April 2013
It was a frosty morning with a cold easterly wind, even colder when Sam snagged his lure shortly after starting and his arm took a dip up to the shoulder to make sure no new knots were required. I then made the same mistake and after wading out I narrowly avoided the dreaded dip when the lure came free. Not long after changing lures to a Hansen in-line in green I put a long line out which resulted in this small bar of silver below, a humble start to 2013 but welcome just the same.
Sam thought about changing his lure but stuck at it and hooked and lost a fish of around 2 pounds on a short line as you sometimes do when they’re green and close in.We both had the inevitable follows and I also had a nice fish come at the lure a few times, follow me right in turning away at the last moment…. the joys of Sea Trout fishing.
The session was cut a little short after Sam took a tumble narrowly avoiding a potentially expensive trip to the dentist. It was good to see him up within a second or two with the only damage being the bail arm on his new Daiwa. The next time we fish together it will certainly be warmer and I’ll be sure to check the beach for banana skins before we start ; )