8 May 2015

On the Quayside (following scotts footsteps)

Thursday was my day off , i didn't know what to do , the rivers were swollen and the winds have been pretty strong recently luckily though they've mostly been westerlies ,so i decided to have a go down at Dunbar , and have a go with my increasing stash of lrf gear. This is actually my second visit a few weeks ago i had my first i had a few flounder but felt i never truly set the heather on fire i did though use some new tackle  cheburaska wit a trailing size 10 hook .  put directly on a size 10 hook , i managed a few follows , but it wasn't until going drop shot i got a couple of flounder on pink isome and gulp angle worm.

On this visit though i took a few tips from Scott Hutchinson's excellent blog something fishy going on  . The one thing i took was how he made his own assist hooks for using with the cheburashkas . I quickly made a few up before heading out the door . To be honest i wasn't sure what to expect when i got there and if it was going to be a complete waste of time with the sea state , but i was glad to see good clarity although it was quite gusty in the main harbour . I started off  in a corner of the harbour, the water was fairly shallow using the cheburashka and a size 10 assist I managed a wee flatty not sure if its flounder or plaice to be honest.
I carried on hoping for flatty no.2 but noticed the wee fellaes in pursuit of my slowly jigged angleworm , but felt the hook was to big , so i fashioned a few size 18 owner pin hook assist's from a small loop of nylon  , it worked pretty well.
think this ones a wee plaice
a few more little flatties followed before i decide to move again , this time to the inner most harbour. On arrival the sport was red hot , continuing with my same cheburaska size 18 hook with a red angle worm my first 4 casts resulted in fish , some even required the use of a drop net .

It was great fun i even managed a couple on my new crazyfish tipsy worms.

It was great fun , till the sport subsided about a hour approaching high tide, i then tried dropshotting to try and get another fish but it was pretty dead. looking forward to more LRF type trips , particularly wrasse fishing during the summer when it finally arrives.