Guinea Gap - 28th Dec

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Guinea Gap - 28th Dec

Postby manchesterangler » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:23 pm

Karen and I fished last nights evening high water tide on the Mersey at Guinea Gap. There were plenty of anglers out stretching all the way along Seacombe Promenade from 'Town Hall Steps' right through to the 'Tunnel Vents'.

The fishing was tough with everybody struggling to catch the odd fish. I ended up scaling my end rig right down to 12lb snoods and size 4 & 6 hooks. This seemed to work when fished in conjunction with an Urfe Rig, catching me a few more fish than anglers around me whilst we all struggled for bites on the flood and over high water.

Fortunately the fishing picked up on the ebbing tide and a switch back to a standard flapper rigs with size 2 hooks picked up a flurry of Whiting and Dabs in a productive 1 1/2 hours.

The end result for our 4 1/2 hours hard fishing was as follows;

Karen had 14 fish (10 x Whiting, 2 x Dabs & 2 x juvenile Cod)
Myself, 16 fish (5 x Whiting, 5 x Dabs, 5 x juvenile Cod & 1 x Rockling)

It was a great evening to be out fishing and a good session to end our 2017 sea angling campaign.

Happy New Year to everyone on the forum.

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Re: Guinea Gap - 28th Dec

Postby Willpower » Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:38 pm

A good result for the session.

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Re: Guinea Gap - 28th Dec

Postby daley12 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:02 pm

well done sometimes its not all about the big one its a mixed bag ,plenty bites and the company :thumbsup:

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Re: Guinea Gap - 28th Dec

Postby starfish » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:20 pm

Well done :D

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Re: Guinea Gap - 28th Dec

Postby Big Hitter » Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:16 pm

Plenty of small fish is always better than no fish.
Well done :D
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Re: Guinea Gap - 28th Dec

Postby manchesterangler » Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:15 pm

I like to see our rod tips rattling regardless of what species or size of fish is biting ;) . Although sometimes I feel I probably don't give larger baits enough fishing hours in the water to actually improve my odds of catching an in size Cod.

It's always a difficult balancing act judging when to be patient and waiting for a bite on a larger bait or working with smaller hooks and baits to attract bites.

This year, 2017 has been my first full year sea angling, mostly on the Mersey and its been a steep learning curve. I've managed to blow away my Ray fishing voodoo this Summer and feel confident fishing for Mersey Ray's now. However, the elusive Cod still perplexes me. One tide there are odd ones being caught, the next there are none :think: . Much to learn!

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Re: Guinea Gap - 28th Dec

Postby Dyl » Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:25 pm

A busy session and 4 species :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
2017 Bass 2.7lbs / S Hound 11.8lbs

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Re: Guinea Gap - 28th Dec

Postby Big Hitter » Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:25 pm

If you ever wanna tag along on one of our cod fishing trips to the river just drop me a pm and I’ll let you know when and where. Always good to get out with different anglers to see how others do it. Rigs, baits etc :thumbsup:
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