17 June 2012

A dip in the Sea

Today i had my first sea fishing trip in years, actually thats a lie , i went out in a boat last year , caught some cod and  mackeral , but this was my first shore fishing expedition  .
So it's very much new ground,  and i have so much to learn, so far tackle-wise i have a flounder rod , a reel a few weights hooks enought to build a few simple rigs, so today we initially planned to go for flounder , but at last minute my eldest brother Lindsay and i decided to have a go off his regular patch the cliffs.

I needed a 3oz gripper , and we baited up with lug tipped with mackeral . Lindsay was first into a fish, a 3 bearded rockling.

Then i had a small codling.

A few knock s after that , but the suspects were bait robbing crabs.

We were then treated by a few displays by the dolphins , often clearing the water.Breathtaking sight.

Another hour wore on before the next fish took, another codling , for Lindsay.
Shortly after we called it a day, as my mother was reeling me in for my dinner. But i really enjoyed it, cant wait to do it again, with opportunities to catch wrasse, coalies , pollack mackeral  etc. it's opened up a fresh outlook to my fishing .