North Wales. Tope. Hunt. 29/06/19.

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North Wales. Tope. Hunt. 29/06/19.

Postby starfish » Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:58 am

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I headed down to a rock mark in north wales
and today's mission was to land a Tope single handed from the rocks. :D
not an easy task i have had a few failed attempts so far this year
and certanly not a good idea for the inexperienced
but conditions were good and i was geared up for the challenge. :D

The first thing to do was to get fresh bait for the hooks
i had fresh and frozen baits at hand and i would fish big from the off
but i was soon too be to busy for fresh bait
and i would not have time to grab the spinning rod again today.

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First cast was out and the rod was knocking from the off
not a big fish as no drag taken so i just left it knocking away
then screaming reel time and my first Tope run of the day
but something did not feel right something was on but not a Tope
and i hauled in a half eaten ling about 4lb
when it was whole i would say. :lol:

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The next cast was out and the bait was in the water for no more than two minutes
and off the reel went again and what a great run it was and what a fight
Tope on this time and also landed the best fish of the day coming in at 40 lb 8 oz. :D

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Two more good takes and Tope runs after that fish
but they snapped me clean off all part of the fun
and with Barbless hooks and rotten bottoms
they should get rid of the hook no problems
i had much better luck with the third run
and i landed another Tope for 25 lb 7 oz.

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The wind was picking up it just came from nowhere and the sea conditions changed instantly
the swell was now making things very difficult if not dangerous
i lost two more tope about 30 lb due to the swell trying to land them
and the wind was now gusting strongly
so it was time to bail for my own safety
i had one little conger on the last cast to finish off the day.

A PB Tope and my biggest ever fish from the shore
over the moon and i will be back again very soon
with someone too land them for me next time. :lol: :lol: :D

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Re: North Wales. Tope. Hunt. 29/06/19.

Postby Dyl » Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:44 am

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Hell of a session that mate congratulations on your PB
What a great looking fish!!!!
You have put in the time and got the rewards :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: North Wales. Tope. Hunt. 29/06/19.

Postby neil.price37 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:51 am

Well in Paul, great achievement getting a fish that size :D let alone doing it in on your own :o

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Re: North Wales. Tope. Hunt. 29/06/19.

Postby Trishy » Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:14 am

Fantastic Paul

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Re: North Wales. Tope. Hunt. 29/06/19.

Postby GRAY70 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:08 am

Well done Paul great reward for your effects..I bet you couldn't stop smiling after that session.
Nice PB and on yeah own bum twitch :lol: :lol: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: North Wales. Tope. Hunt. 29/06/19.

Postby daley12 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:09 am

amazing fishing pal

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Re: North Wales. Tope. Hunt. 29/06/19.

Postby golfer » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:38 am

proper red letter day for your there.
exellent fish
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Re: North Wales. Tope. Hunt. 29/06/19.

Postby Steve Duffy » Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:33 am

Great session Paul. :clap: :clap:
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Re: North Wales. Tope. Hunt. 29/06/19.

Postby wobbler72 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:48 am

There’s plenty about this year and a good, well fed stamp too. Well done :clap: :clap: :clap:

Anyone else sensing a change of Paul’s avatar fairly soon? :D
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Re: North Wales. Tope. Hunt. 29/06/19.

Postby starfish » Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:15 am

cheers everyone :D over the moon thats some task that was and a long time planning
thanks everyone that helped me out :thumbsup:
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Re: North Wales. Tope. Hunt. 29/06/19.

Postby roy.s » Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:19 am

Superb Paul..... :clap: :clap: :clap:
2019 species...….Dab, Whiting, Codling, Plaice, 5 Bearded Rockling, Flounder, Dogfish, Thornback Ray, Bass, Silver eel, Weever, Smoothhound,
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Re: North Wales. Tope. Hunt. 29/06/19.

Postby Adam Roper » Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:42 pm

Stonking fish from the shore them Paul :clap:
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Re: North Wales. Tope. Hunt. 29/06/19.

Postby geddo » Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:33 pm

That’s one hell of a session, a big well done :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: North Wales. Tope. Hunt. 29/06/19.

Postby Big Hitter » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:39 pm

Absolutely stunning shore fish that mate. Well done mate. Superb :clap:
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Re: North Wales. Tope. Hunt. 29/06/19.

Postby Twotides » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:52 pm

Wow cracking fish and we'll deserved for all your hard work you have put in sure beats flattie bashing well done :clap: :clap: :clap: :thumbsup:


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