Saturday, 1 November 2014

Some fooling around in the RTM Disco

I was fortunate enough to have the offer of 1st wet & wilds Demo RTM Disco to use and had a very eager little boy keen try it out so Friday morning saw me and Jack seeking shelter from the wind down at Runswick Bay to get afloat

Jack was quite at home paddling the Disco about and before long he was climbing around to get a feel for it and then went on to impress me by managing to solo self rescue out of his depth every time on both the Disco and scupper

Now he is just showing me up

Now today he had footy training so myself and Mark took them on a trip from Runswick to Staithes and back managing a bit of Rockhopping along the way mainly flat but managed to seek out some action with a few bigger sets of waves the RTM Disco is the nimblest SOT I have paddled yet and has a rounded hull like a sea Kayak so whilst initially feels twitchy once used to it it is great fun and very responsive


Sunday, 12 October 2014

A session on the soft plastics 12/10/2014

With winter getting ever closer and the sea soon turning rough and coloured I made the decision to give the light tackle soft plastics a go today launching through a bit of surf but there was still some visibility in the water not a lot but enough I reckoned
was soon out on the rock edges armed with a teklon concept 732ml and a small Okuma Cedros 30 loaded with light braid it was time to give the 12.5cm savage sandeels a workout sport wasnt as hectic today but had around 20 codling and a few Pollack along with a Coalfish was amazing sport especially fighting a nice cod caught amongst the tangles of a shallow water wreck I must get stocked up on these type of lures Ive been missing out on some fine sport

Thursday, 2 October 2014

A bumper session on the Cod over a 100 fish and a new PB 02/10/2014

Woke up this morning to no wind and a lovely looking sea chucked some bits in a dry bag and loaded up the scupper pro and blasted out only had 4hrs but it was worth it.
I dont normally fish for Cod preferring Pollack fishing but the lure wasn't generating any strikes amongst the kelp today so headed out into deeper water no fish finder again so relying on good old fashioned pot markers and bird action I was soon into plenty of fish on a small 2oz pirk and string of feathers getting strings of 2lb cod and small Pollack racking up the numbers quickly then losing 3 BIG Cod in quick succession one of which felt special but always next time

Managed to lose my last little Pirk so set up with feathers and a small lead the catch rate dropped but had a potting boat come close and haul his pots he shouted me over and asked if I had lost some tackle and handed me back my pirk from his pot rope RESULT!
So quick change and normal service resumed with a bumper haul of Codling over 100 in total along with a few Pollack to 3.5lb

Had a few lions mane Jellyfish around me along with Gannets Razorbills and a good few Puffins mainly young ones but a few nicely coloured adults too

I then hooked a better Cod and this time got it onboard and it turned out to be a new PB when weighed back on the beach at 8lb 7oz

Also had this one that had escaped something trying to eat it

A great little spur of the moment session not my usual style of fishing but enjoyable and kept a few fish for the table including a smattering of Mackerel but returning over 90% happy days


Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Some fine clear water lure fishing 30/09/2014


Had my first fishing session on the Scupper pro today only a quick session between school runs

Started out dragging a lure about over the kelp slow going but finally hit into a fish strange though not the fast powerful scrap of a pollack just a very heavy weight with a few nods and headshakes managed to get the fish midwater but the hook pulled gutted I didnt get to ID it but one of them things
Couldnt get anymore action so decided to Jig a small 3oz Pirk for a while in deeper water which gave me plenty of Codling over a dozen kept 2 4lbers for the table and released the rest also loads of micro Codling and whiting about and also had a fine Grey Gurnard who managed to escape before the camera came out

I soon got bored on the Cod grounds and thoughts started turning to the Pollack so quick change over to a deep diver and headed to the rock edges and managed a small one straight away

Then the rod tip wrapped around and drag burning I was attached to a big Pollack I managed to control it slightly and just as I thought I was making ground it took off again as I slowed the spool with my hand I felt the braid grind against a ledge and it parted Gutted yet again by a big Pollack lost count of the potential Double figured Pollack I have lost this year but great sport none the less
A great session and bloodied the Scupper Pro