No fishing ; (

30 11 2009

Haven’t been fishing since my last session by the hot pipes. This is mainly due to the horrific sea conditions since then – the sea has been a complete maelstrom.

Currently there is a northerly wind, which has made the sea flat calm, but I’m unable to get out till the weekend, so I’m hoping that it stays calm for then!

I’ve decided that I will be unleashing my new Blue Yonder too, so am planning to take a quick look at the brake configuration, load it with new line, etc, to ensure it’s ready for the first trip.. can’t wait!

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Hotpipes fishing!

11 11 2009

Duncs, Paul and myself went for a Saturday day time session near the hotpipes in Shoreham. Duncs and I started on the same beach as the hotpipes, to the East side, to avoid the tide pulling our terminal tackle in to the snags.Bass, November 2009

When Paul arrived we moved to the adjacent beach because we were a bit cramped with three of us. Bait was a mixture of King Rag and Black Lug; high tide was at 13:40 and we got to the beach about 11:00 – a little later than ideal. The sea was fairly rough, but not too bad, and the wind was blowing towards us.

First fish of the day went to Duncs, with a small school bass – he was put back in after posing for photos. I was next to catch, with another Bass, slightly larger this time. He was also returned asap.

Towards the end of the session I decided to whack several King Rag on at a time, to hopefully attract a bigger fish. I was rewarded with a much larger (but still undersized) Bass – my biggest of the year though). I will now be using slightly bigger baits than usual in a bid to increase the average size of my fish – I’m thinking I’d rather blank than catch some of the tiddlers we catch!Larger Bass, Nov 2009

Bait was from Lagoon Bait and Tackle, and I was rather disappointed with the King – they were on their last legs, so to speak, way past their prime. Hopefully that was a one-off. The Black were pretty fresh. All fish were caught on the King though.

I did take my Blue Yonder with me, still boxed, but decided not to use it. I’ll stick some line on it at home and use it on my next session ; )

An average session – glad I caught the larger Bass, and glad that Duncs caught. Next session we’ll get some bigger stuff!





Weekend fishing

3 11 2009

Well, it looks like the weekend may be a prime one for a good fishing session – a 6m+ tide, at about 2am on Sunday morning – perfect. Tide wise that is! The weather looks set to be light rain and 21mph winds! I’m gagging to connect with the Whiting – especially as Duncs had one on his last session ; )

I’ve been preparing by building up 3 hook Paternosters, and putting fresh line on my Elite, due to having had a few snap offs in the last few sessions. Still debating whether or not to unleash the Blue Yonder, as I haven’t even had a cast with it yet. Can’t wait!