Llandudno (again)

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Llandudno (again)

Postby codnchips » Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:06 pm

Llandudno North Shore
Time 15:30 - 17:30
Bait: lug and squid
Weather: Beautiful

I took a half day today and mrs codnchips gave me permission to go off for a couple of hours fishing (she's a lovely lady :D )

I got to Llandudno for a shade before 3:30pm (high was at 4:20ish) and set up. THe sun was warm and the view very pleasant
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I started getting mugged by the local seagulls, where they seemed to be trying a pincer movement where 3 distracted me:
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and a 4th crept up behind in the hope of stealing my bait:
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The bites came thick and fast with several knocks of a pretty big size, but even with me being patient and waiting before reeling in, I was not finding anything but empty hooks (would this be because I was using hooks too big or too small for the fis that were knocking?) stripped of bait.

Then after about half an hour, I landed this little fella
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Having returned him, and readjusted the bait, I cast out again and within 2 or 3 minutes had his brother hooked:
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Things then went back to the process of getting knocks but nothing hooked until it started getting quite dark and I got a rockling:
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Another 5 minutes went by and I had another rockling, unfortunately my phone battery died and I wasnt able to get another photo.

All in all a productive couple of hours and I went home feeling quite happy :D

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Postby Lovin Isozuri » Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:48 pm

Well done for a good report! 8) Was Mrs Codnchips expecting nice fish for tea when you got back? :badgrin:

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Postby prawnster » Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:00 pm

Where's the snow????

My daughter was sledging down Moel Famau at about the same time :?
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Postby Shaun1118 » Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:18 pm

top effort fella ;) The bass will be making a move soon i hope ;)

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Postby luckypaul » Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:31 pm

hey prawn we should get an award for worst weather fished 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

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Postby wando » Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:53 pm

well done mate. drop your hooks size to a size1 or 2 kamasan an i bet ur knocks turn into fish ;)

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Postby Shacky » Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:57 pm

Great Try 8) ....as Wando said get them hook sizes down a bit.
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Postby Shaun1118 » Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:57 pm

use bait elastic aswel ;) Keeps the bait from sliding down the hook and masking the point and also by the bait not being tight to the hook means bait can be pecked off by fish with it being caught :idea:

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Postby Tight Lines » Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:13 am

That gull must have been a Jap, came at you outta the sun :?

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Postby codnchips » Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:43 am

Cheers for the suggestions guys.

I have been using size 1 and 1/Os purely because I was finding with he smaller hooks that the fish were taking them down so far I couldnt unhook them without injuring or killing the fish and given that they are too small to keep I don't like this.

I'll start using bait elastic from now on, I have some but not been using it!

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Postby codnchips » Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:44 am

Lovin Isozuri wrote:Well done for a good report! 8) Was Mrs Codnchips expecting nice fish for tea when you got back? :badgrin:


She'd cooked a lovely side of salmon already!

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Postby wando » Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:28 pm

codnchips wrote:Cheers for the suggestions guys.

I have been using size 1 and 1/Os purely because I was finding with he smaller hooks that the fish were taking them down so far I couldnt unhook them without injuring or killing the fish and given that they are too small to keep I don't like this.

I'll start using bait elastic from now on, I have some but not been using it!
if your fishing just for sport try the mustad circle hooks in 1/0 9 out of 10 hook ups are in the side of the mouth. they look weird but try them they do work,first match i ever used them in had 8metres of dabs an whiting. an remember you dont ever need to strike a bite on this pattern they hook themselfs.

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Postby JAGS » Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:05 pm

[quote="Shaun1118"]top effort fella ;) The bass will be making a move soon i hope ;)

you got a fettish about bass laaaaaa 99% of your answers has the word bass
in it :lol: :lol:

well done my chips.

whiting are a savage biters .and tend to take the dangly part of the worm as shaun says use bait elastic and keep your hook point clear reduce to size 2 sakumas a tad wider point but seems to hook those beggers ok . theres very little point in stricking as the fish has most probably hung its self.just lift your rod back and pull the grips free.theres to much distance between your tip to your lead for a strick to have much impact on a distant cast on a beach imo.but each to there own ;)
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Postby Shaun1118 » Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:16 pm

JAGS wrote:you got a fettish about bass laaaaaa 99% of your answers has the word bass in it :lol: :lol:


Yeah ;) I just cant wait, as the days get longer the bass bug inside of me is waking up :lol: Ive already tied my bass rigs up ready for mid march on the llyn 8)

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Postby Lovin Isozuri » Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:03 pm

codnchips wrote:
Lovin Isozuri wrote:Well done for a good report! 8) Was Mrs Codnchips expecting nice fish for tea when you got back? :badgrin:


She'd cooked a lovely side of salmon already!


She obviously knows what she should expect then!! :lol: :lol: :lol:


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