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Start Your Engines

Postby Richie Fisher » Sat May 21, 2016 11:30 pm

I'd had good info that the Smoothhounds were being caught by the boats and kayaks just off the Rock Channel and so for the past week I've been building a stock of peeler in readiness. After seeing Greg's post about going over on Thursday thought this would be a good first effort and asked IanK along too.

Thursday

Perfect conditions with a WSW breeze and overcast. The channel was relatively easy to cross and we completed the long walk. Crab baits were launched seawards and it was game on for the new season! Bang! It only took 30 seconds for me and I was into one. I'd forgotten just how strong these fish can be because I was convinced it was a big fish. It however came in at 5lbs 2ozs and I was chuffed to bits.

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Greg had caught some codlling and whiting (I think), and Ian soon joined the party with a couple of rays which was good to see. The rain joined us for the rest of the session too.

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I also snared a codling and a smoothie pup to complete the session

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On the return walk Greg found a plastic container in a pool on the bank, and in his efforts to pull it free his leg sank in the soft sand and he fell in. We love Greg!!


Friday

Ian and I did the walk again.

Today was Ian's turn and he was into a smoothie which gave a good account of itself before being landed. I think it was 6lbs 12ozs?? Ian will correct me if I'm wrong.

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He also caught a doggie and another ray but he forgot to take a pic of it!

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All I managed was a teabag ray and another couple of codling.

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Saturday

Today I teamed up with Joe Neal and we headed over the bank with high hopes. Unfortunately those hopes weren't realised and all that was caught was my smoothie pup.

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Good luck chaps!
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Dab, Codling, Whiting, 5-B Rockling, Rainbow Trout, Gr Weaver, Striped Bream, Flounder, Palometa, Plaice, Dogfish, Pollock, Smoothhound, Ballan Wrasse

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Re: Start Your Engines

Postby Willpower » Sun May 22, 2016 4:40 am

Brilliant effort Guys an getting your target species.

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Re: Start Your Engines

Postby whistleing sands » Sun May 22, 2016 8:30 am

good few days fishing.

the quest will start now the first off the season have come out.

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Re: Start Your Engines

Postby Adam Roper » Sun May 22, 2016 8:36 am

Great stuff gents :clap: great to see the Rays back too.
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Re: Start Your Engines

Postby Big Kev » Sun May 22, 2016 9:16 am

Good sessions boys :clap: :clap:
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Re: Start Your Engines

Postby iank » Sun May 22, 2016 10:31 am

Great report Richie, it shows that good feeling of making the effort to get out there and then catching what you're after to make it all worthwhile :clap: :clap:

A couple of enjoyable sessions and the lads in the specimen comp will be pleased to know I threw the biggest Ray back without taking a photo, I even weighed it. :doh: just to avoid confusing Shaun my smoothie was 6lb 13oz, Richie laughed at me when I made a note on my phone but being a bit of an anorak and a bit forgetful it does help these days.

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Re: Start Your Engines

Postby talkingbullhuss » Sun May 22, 2016 12:06 pm

Well done lads some top dangling :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Start Your Engines

Postby morrow » Sun May 22, 2016 1:04 pm

Spot on lads good session ! Prepare for the queues on Harrison drive [FACE WITH TEARS OF JOY][FACE WITH TEARS OF JOY]

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Species - Thornback Ray, Huss, Wrasse, Dogfish, Whiting, Mackerel, Flounder, Silver Eel, Dab, Pollock, Sea Scorpion, Common Blenny, Coalie , Rockling, Pouting, Conger Eel, Smoothound

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Re: Start Your Engines

Postby geddo » Sun May 22, 2016 1:06 pm

Nicely done gents :clap: :clap:

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Re: Start Your Engines

Postby Greg Barratt » Sun May 22, 2016 6:20 pm

I only had a dab and a whiting- and it didn't merit a full report- so I agreed to leave it to Richie to break his news.
Well done to you both.

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Starry Smoothhound, Thornback Ray, Black Bream, Ballan Wrasse, Corkwing Wrasse, Codling, Whiting, Flounder, Plaice, Dab, 3b Rockling, Dragonet, LSD, Silver Eel, Lobster, Starfish

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Postby Godders123 » Sun May 22, 2016 6:22 pm

Top result guys...well worth getting wet for! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Start Your Engines

Postby Richie Fisher » Sun May 22, 2016 6:31 pm

Greg Barratt wrote:I only had a dab and a whiting- and it didn't merit a full report- so I agreed to leave it to Richie to break his news.
Well done to you both.

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Dab, Codling, Whiting, 5-B Rockling, Rainbow Trout, Gr Weaver, Striped Bream, Flounder, Palometa, Plaice, Dogfish, Pollock, Smoothhound, Ballan Wrasse

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Re: Start Your Engines

Postby wobbler72 » Sun May 22, 2016 6:47 pm

Great sessions gents :thumbsup:
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Re: Start Your Engines

Postby tatch1 » Sun May 22, 2016 7:15 pm

Great report & photos Richie :thumbsup: well done all :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Start Your Engines

Postby GRAY70 » Sun May 22, 2016 10:07 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap: that's it now we will all be there


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