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Hat trick

Postby Godders123 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:35 am

First session of the year for gaz and I yesterday. 3 species were on the target list. The plan was to head over to the north of the island to target conger and Huss, with a little detour on the way to target a plump flounder at the blue bridge.

We arrived at the blue bridge mid afternoon and it was in the latter stages of the ebb. We'd misjudged the tide somewhat, going by mostyn times but not factoring in the delay of the water making its way so far up river. Unperturbed we set up a couple of rods each and sent them out, one long one short. It was slow to begin with, in fact baits were coming back in the same state as they went out. We'd given it the couple of hours we'd planned to give it but thought we'd hang on for a little while longer to see whether the flood would change our fortunes. And indeed it did, as soon as the direction of flow changed a rattle registered on my rod tip followed by several big pull downs. Shortly afterwards a nice plump flounder was on the bank.

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Shortly afterwards another one, though a smaller fish, joined it.

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The light soon faded and it was time to head off to the island, stopping off at Malcs for bait and supplies on the way.

Once in situ we sent our Mack and squid baits out. It was pitch black and not a breathe of wind. In the distance we could hear dolphins clearing their blow holes. And it was extremely mild, in fact gaz was fishing in his t-shirt for most part. What a night to be out!

It was mid ebb and the pull was fierce. So much so it was only possible to fish the one rod. The fishing? Well it was poor to say the least. Absolutely nothing showed, not even a dog.

An hour or so later the tide began to slacken off and we were able to put another rod out each. For the next couple of hours over slack water it went a bit bonkers!

I was first in with a small strap.

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Second of the targets notched up.

Gaz then got in on the act with a little strap of his own, quickly followed by another.

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I took another small strap followed by a better fish.

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I lost a couple of fish on the retrieve, and then I managed my hat trick, a Huss.

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Then the dogs came on. I dropped several at the foot of the rocks but gaz pulled in a few.

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During this frantic period I don't think I managed to have both rods in the water at the same time.

As soon as the tide picked up again the feeding frenzy ended signalling the end of a a decent first session of the year.
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2017 Species [21]: Flounder, Conger, Bull Huss, Codling, Whiting, Dab, Dogfish, Plaice, Mackerel, Ballan Wrasse, Pollack, Smoothhound, Thornie, Eel, Sole, Bass, Garfish, Cuckoo Wrasse, Corkwing Wrasse, Goldsinny Wrasse, LS Sea Scorpion

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Re: Hat trick

Postby Steve Duffy » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:59 am

A good session lads. :thumbsup:
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Re: Hat trick

Postby Big Kev » Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:30 pm

Well in boys...slightly better than mine n Dave`s session last night :doh: :clap:
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Re: Hat trick

Postby Dyl » Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:37 pm

Nice session boys :thumbsup: I never fish the dee but maybe I should a bit more it's only a 15 min journey for me :?: a good few fish there for the species hunt :clap:
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Re: Hat trick

Postby GAZZ3R » Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:53 pm

Well done on your Hat trick Graham laaaaa, just to clarify, I was only in my t shirt cos I was trying to dry out from all the sweat from the clamber down with all those layers on :shock:
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Re: Hat trick

Postby wobbler72 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:54 pm

Nice work lads :clap: :clap: :clap:

I take it your doing the species comp this year :thumbsup:
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Re: Hat trick

Postby tatch1 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:01 pm

Top report & photos Graham :thumbsup: well done the pair of you :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Hat trick

Postby stephen atkinson » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:13 pm

Well done fellas, top report.

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Species 2017: coding. Whiting. Dab, strap (conger) Thornback ray, plaice,3br,Lsd, common smoothhound, starry smoothhound, flounder,Tub gurnard, Bass, Weaver, snotty eel, pouting

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Re: Hat trick

Postby iank » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:26 pm

A good start to the year lads :clap: :clap:

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Re: Hat trick

Postby GRAY70 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:34 pm

Well done Graham and Gaza good start to the year :thumbsup:

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Re: Hat trick

Postby geddo » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:48 pm

Very good report graham :clap: :clap: :clap: well done to both you and gazz :thumbsup:

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Re: Hat trick

Postby daley12 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:57 pm

well done chaps a few fish there .

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Re: Hat trick

Postby Shacky » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:39 pm

Excellent session Chaps :thumbsup: Some stonkers there :dance:
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Re: Hat trick

Postby Richie Fisher » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:50 pm

Great start to the year boys :clap: :clap:
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Dab, Codling, Whiting, 5-B Rockling, Rainbow Trout, Gr Weaver, Striped Bream, Flounder, Palometa, Plaice, Dogfish, Pollock, Smoothhound, Ballan Wrasse Angel Shark Butterfly Ray Painted Comber Pandora Bream

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Re: Hat trick

Postby Brian900 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:52 am

Cracking session lads :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:


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