Sunday, 30 June 2013
We started a little earlier than expected and straightaway a couple of seal appeared from the left and right, not a bad sign but these two were taking liberties. It seemed one would pop up in front of me just after I cast, also, just at the range I would expect the fish to be running. I started off on a metal lure, one of my Sea Trout favourites, it casts really well and has a nice action and helped me cover a fair bit of ground to the left and right of our whiskered friends. There was a decent amount of bait in the water with sandeels darting off as we waded into the water so we were optimistic there might be a fish or two about.
I hooked this little Bass and the seals were thankfully nowhere to be seen. I took a quick scale sample and popped it back. Jamie was keeping an eye on what was going on so he had a change of lure and got a couple of follows, but no hook ups.
Anyway, I managed to beat the seal to it! If it had been a bigger fish odds on the seal would have been fed but after cranking the fish in for it’s own good it was released to run the gauntlet. Jamie sent me the pictures and it looks like the seal might have got closer than I thought. So lets hope its onwards and upwards through July and beyond for better numbers and bigger fish.
Saturday, 22 June 2013
As I arrived the sea was flat calm and the outside temperature according to car was 22.5. I tried one or two marks that involved some deep wading, would the patches on the waders hold? Actually, yes but the bad news, the seams on both feet had gone, great. I left there about midnight, one Bass but I would have been lucky if it made 30cm.
Tuesday, 18 June 2013
I lost a fish on my third cast and then went through a period of inactivity till the light started to go about 9pm. I then briefly hooked two fish in two casts and had four fish follow the lure into the shallows turning away at the last moment as they tend to do sometimes. I changed lures a few times in the middle of this to see if another pattern/colour would induce a different response but all I could muster was this little chap. With no camera and just my phone with 10% battery life remaining , this was the best I could do for a picture.
On balance a win for the home team tonight.
Sunday, 16 June 2013
This is the smallest Mullet I’ve caught here at 2.9 pounds a nice enough fish just the same. A nice scrap as well. It took porridge with some winterized mackerel oil done in the microwave to perfection and left overnight to go hard. I also had the tail end of some red Gulp hanging off the hook just in case the porridge got sucked off the hook. I missed three other bites, seems I’m a bit out of practice.
Tuesday, 11 June 2013
I took a walk over for a chat and a catch up and then headed off to try a new section of rocks.
Scott was having a bit of a nightmare and was struggling to land a Wrasse. As the tide dropped off the bites stopped for me as well and it was time to head home.
As we walked back across the rocks the gulley behind us had emptied out. In fact the top end of it looked to only really get flooded on big tides being filled with weed and algae. As we passed it Scott spotted a little bit of movement amongst the weed. On closer inspection it was an Eel and the more we looked into the water the more movement we saw. Now it would have been easy to keep walking but Scott decided to have a crack at catching this Eel for his species hunt as well as salvaging something from the day.
|This man wont be beat!|
A nice day out with some laughs and some fish with superb weather. There are a few other spots to try so we will be back and the Wrasse should be a little bigger later in the summer.
Sunday, 9 June 2013
We set off after a hearty breakfast in search of sun tan lotion and maybe a Bass.
We struck out on the lotion but came up with a couple of decent fish....eventually.
64cm to the fork and a nice fish for my birthday, about time as well.
Thursday, 6 June 2013
As I made my way along the beach I was followed by some feathered friends.
I had a succession of small Coalies about 8 inches in length. I’ve seen this before here and the Sea Trout seem difficult to catch when they’re around. Not sure if it’s the competition or they just don’t like to mix. It was proven to be the case again tonight and it took me a while to eventually get on offer. I had to walk along the beach to some skinny water to get away from the Coalies.
This fish took on a long cast of about 45 yards after I saw some black headed gulls picking up some morsels at range. I presumed they might be getting on some small fish or eels scoured out by the tide.