Arriving at my mothers on Sunday afternoon my first opportunity to fish was for a couple of hours that evening, a nice easy mark I thought and you cant get any more road side than the Churchill barriers which are only a short drive from my mums house. Once I had found a suitable block on the barrier to fish from I set up the usual drop shot rig with some raw prawn for bait. At first the usual culprits were attacking the bait, little coalies and it did cross my mind that perhaps this would be all that was about, then something a little bigger, a nice wee Pollack put a bend in the rod
shortly after this i had the familiar tap tap bites and was over the moon to land my first orkney wrasse, a lovely wee ballan
another ballan followed before i got another one of my targets, a nice female cuckoo wrasse
poor cod and a sea scorpion put in an appearance too
more ballans including this chuncky fella
and the night was topped off with my first male cuckoo
next again day i managed out for an afternoon session at the same spot, more Ballans, the first Goldsinny of the week and some nice cod were on the menu.
my little 7g savage gear rod coped admirably with this cod which i kept for the pot, four and a half pounds, it spat out its recent dinner, looks like a butterfish.
Tuesday morning i got up super early and took Clyde out for a walk before heading to the usual spot for a couple of hours.
as well as some codling it was a morning for big ballans
and nice to see some cuckoo's again