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