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Anglesey conger bash.

Postby starfish » Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:37 am

Anglesey conger bash. 06/01/18.

Grate conditions today for a trip up to anglesey as the wind had dropped right down for a change
the tides were a tad big for the mark i was going too but i was still going there all the same :D
Big hooks and Big baits and big fish were on the menu tonight and not a dab or whiting insight :lol:
i arrived actually quite late as i got stuck in a jam on the way up
and i just had the time to take a long walk and climbed down to my chosen venue just as darkness fell
i only had 2 hours either side of low water for a shot at the conger then the tide run would become unfishable.


The First good knock and good run came within 10 minutes, and it was fish on but it let go half way up
it felt like a real good fish but it had gone, i then baited the area up i was fishing to get them feeding
this had good results with the rod going again with a screaming ratchet and a thumping bite
i picked the rod up and fell back giving the conger time to let it go :oops:
it came from the same spot as before so i cast back in again to the same place
and within 15 minutes it was back and this time i had the hook set, it pulled back with some force
then it went solid on me :evil: there was not much i could do
apart from to let some tension off and give it some slack and hope it would come back out
10 minutes later the rod was thumping again and it was back out :D
i struck into it again and then i had one hell of a fight on my hands
but i got the better of it and i got it up too the surface
and my eyes poped out my head jesus this is easalie a PB here :D

now the realisation set in :roll: i am far too high up here that fish is far too big and i am on my own
and i could not move the fish anymore with the rod :?
i moved the rod back and grabbed the line and started moving down towards the conger
i managed to move it up and onto a lower ledge :D
Then i did something real stupid i pulled the line way to hard i was only 10 feet away and the hook popped out :?
i am now looking at a conger over 30lb lying on a ledge with waves washing over it :huh:
and you quessed it it got back off that ledge and slipped right back into the dark depths that it came from
i was shaking for about 20 minutes afterwards :help:

After all that comotion i pulled the other rod back in only to find a starfish on it
going to be one of those nights is it :lol:


But then the other rod went again this time i had managed to pull a small strap out safely this time. :D


No sooner had that one gone back in
i had another one but much better this time
and i manged to redeem myself.


As i went to weight it with my scales i found out they were dead
so now i did not feel to bad about losing the other one
as not knowing what that was, would have been even worse :lol:
but this one was an easy 10lb no problem.


And just as the tide turned back i had another smaller strap.


The tide was now running hard and i finished the night with a very greedy dog fish.


I will give that conger a few weeks to recoup and go back and see if it is still there. :lol:
and one hell of a good night that and the first double figure fish out for 2018 with only 6 days gone. :D :dance:

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Re: Anglesey conger bash.

Postby Big Hitter » Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:50 am

Well in Tucker. Some nice fish there. Shame about the big lad but think that’s happened to us all at one time or another. Same thing happened to me a few years ago at Llanbedrig. :shock: and believe it or not I lost one over 20lb at the Alex Wall in a match and then next cast I had another one on around 10lb that came off half way up the wall. Either fish would have won me the match. :evil:
Still haven’t got over it :lol: :lol:

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Re: Anglesey conger bash.

Postby Big Kev » Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:56 am

Bangin session Paul laaa a the conger meister :clap:
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Re: Anglesey conger bash.

Postby Dyl » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:30 am

Great session Paul making the most of the weather change top fishing some nice fish there :clap: :clap: gutted you never landed and weighed the big one :doh:
You’ll be itching to get back that 20lbs + Conger will have it next time!!!
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Re: Anglesey conger bash.

Postby Steve Duffy » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:57 am

Unlucky Paul.You deserved a better result. :clap: :clap:
Thats bang out of order !

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Re: Anglesey conger bash.

Postby Patriot » Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:06 pm

Cracking report and pics Paul

Shame about the big one. I've got next week off so planning to head down that way also

Will catch up at the match tomorrow
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Re: Anglesey conger bash.

Postby starfish » Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:16 pm

Weather permitting i will be going back next week :D
talk to you tomorow and thanks all :D

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Re: Anglesey conger bash.

Postby GAZZ3R » Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:57 pm

Well in Paul, Crackin Session :thumbsup:
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Re: Anglesey conger bash.

Postby daley12 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:33 pm

cracking session paul well worth the effort :thumbsup:

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Re: Anglesey conger bash.

Postby stephen atkinson » Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:48 pm

Unlucky on the one that got away Paul, A nice double though well done laaa. :clap: :thumbsup:
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Re: Anglesey conger bash.

Postby wobbler72 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:59 pm

Great session and great write up too :clap: :clap: :clap:

I feel your pain on the lost biggie. I lost the biggest Tope I've hooked to date in similar circumstances (easily a 50lber). Five years on, I still beat myself up over it. On the positive side, it's a valuable lesson learned. I've not made the same mistake since, and I doubt you will either :)

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Re: Anglesey conger bash.

Postby Bobdeniro2 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:18 pm

Cracking report & pics :thumbsup: some lovely fish. Unlucky on the one that got away :clap: :clap:
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Re: Anglesey conger bash.

Postby Godders123 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:47 pm

Shame about the beast but a good session regardless. Well done Paul :clap:

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