1 November 2012
F.A (Flattieholics Anonymous)
It had been nearly two weeks since my last Flattie, so i needed to feed the habit. Bait was required and i drew a blank in the supermarket so i gambled with the fishmongers in the high street in Portobello where i was fishing , they had one mackerel and i made up the rest of my bait with a few sides of herring.
I was fishing about 30 minutes after low tide with a relatively calm sea, a set up in a nice looking crease that caught my eye and soon i took a wee flounder.
Off the mark i was thinking they were going to come thick and fast but i was wrong i moved closer to the burn and took another. But it was slow going.
I have a hunch my bait wasn't up to scratch today , the mackerel looked a bit dull or maybe the flatties were having a off day one thing noticeable was despite it being calm it was a big tide.
Before i decided to call it a day i hooked into something different , i was hoping it was a bass , but no a sea trout that was festooned with sea lice. One of these days i will get a bass from these beaches!