2 September 2012

Curse of the Weever!

On Thursday i headed of to a new location for flounders , i blanked found it hard going with the speed of the incoming tide , but it was worthwhile as a recce , especially for other species .

That night Brian phoned and before we know it i was  allowed to go fishing again on Friday. We headed to our new favourite flounder beach, with a few Blueys for bait , and before long Brian had the first flounder followed by the next and the next.

I meanwhile couldnt get a bite before a succession of wee ones got me off the mark including my first "Double Shot"

Heres another interesting catch ,a reverse sided Flounder.
I also managed one of these unfortunate little critters and thinking it was a wee whiting i almost thought nothing of picking it up , but on closer inspection i could see it was a common weever , not one for handling!!!
15 Flounder for the session was the total tally.

On the way back up the road we stopped in at the place i fished the day previous with no result, but the target was differant , mackeral with the fly gear. We set up walked along the breakwater and waited for a "Blitz" .
 Then it happened brian ran along the top of the breakwater cast and was in , that followed with me also hooking up what scrappers they are on the fly gear! Another Brace followed for me  and Brian had  a wee coalie.
 Clousers in white , pink and white and chartreuse and white did the job.
1 each for the table  and 2 for bait for the flatties for Saturday (yes another day fishing!!!) .

Next day found us heading south for a change on a flattie mark, with the chance of a Turbot, we lasted all of an hour before feeling a bit discouraged with untouched baits , so we headed to the harbour, lovely looking place , but apart from the tap tap of tiny wee coalies we could not get a bite from a decent fish . We felt like Ducks out of water in all honesty. It's a learning curve this saltwater angling and we are still fairly new to the game. But thats what makes it so engrossing. The mackeral tasted great!