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cable bay (the return)

Postby alf - big al » Wed Aug 19, 2009 4:19 pm

after the earlier in the week attempt at cable bay, i returned with a jacket :roll: and reinforcements in the shape of daz, we couldnt set up in the corner by the big rock as there were loads of novices chucking feathers :roll: :roll: i dont begrudge them anything.....but they always seem to be in the best ray spots fishing for sodding mackeral,
we sat at the top of the hill having a breather before attempting the hill to the next available spot, couldnt help but laugh at the 3 guys underneath us who were floatfishing with still feathers :lol: :lol: we eventually scaled the hill and down the rockface setting up about 2 hours before high tide
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daz got the slightly better spot landwise, but i think we were just grateful to have got a spot, it was a lovely warm afternoon but a bit dull with a sw breeze
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we set up a big pulley pennel each and a 2 hook flapper with small baits bait on my pulley was sandeel and squid wraps....daz opted for whole sandeel
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we then settled in for a few hours with high hopes of a ray or two
daz was first to get a bite.....and brought a huss in over 4 and a half pounds
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it was about 20 mins later when i had a good knock resulting in another huss , followed shortly after by a slightly bigger one (ill post the pics when daz returns with his camera)
as the tide turned the fishing died a death, and we decided to move down on to the straits for a couple of hours before heading back to towyn
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we arrived at the menai bridge to find a few lads fishing feathers :roll: so we headed up into town for some fish and chips then strolled back, as we set up the others left..they had a few small pollack on the feathers but nowt else, the tide was about 3 hours down by now, so i p*ssed myself laughing when one of the blokes said they had been waiting for the tide to come in but nothing had happened :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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we set up just a 2 hook flapper each, daz went on the lug i went on the sandeel sections
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daz was first in again ...as soon as his bait hit the bottom
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a small wrasse followed by a few bigger ones, i took just a couple of small dogfish.
very enjoyable day.....no rays ....but a few fish and a good laugh

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Postby Lovin Isozuri » Wed Aug 19, 2009 4:56 pm

Nice day out of fishing Al! ;) I know what you mean by Mackerel anglers but go easy on them as I was one of them till recently :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Simon » Wed Aug 19, 2009 5:03 pm

Great report matey, proper session :)
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Postby moan it in mid » Wed Aug 19, 2009 5:48 pm

great report and pics mate :D ;)
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Postby alf - big al » Wed Aug 19, 2009 7:11 pm

Lovin Isozuri wrote:Nice day out of fishing Al! ;) I know what you mean by Mackerel anglers but go easy on them as I was one of them till recently :lol: :lol: :lol:

got nowt against them taro, its just strange how they are in every ray spot ive been to this year, its a real pain
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Postby Steve Duffy » Wed Aug 19, 2009 7:14 pm

Excellent report. 8)
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Postby Rock-Hopper » Wed Aug 19, 2009 7:39 pm

hi there alfy what a great Day that was, with some funny moments and a lot of hard trekking up the hills and a few fish as well
ill post the pics because I'm not down the van until Tuesday
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Postby mark » Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:54 pm

Great pics mate and that menai bridge looks great....going to give it a go asap 8)

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Postby Ozzie » Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:28 am

Nice report and piccies
Good to see you have picked up a few tips as well ( float fishing with feathers ) What type where they using or was you to polite to ask????

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Postby spudgun » Thu Aug 20, 2009 1:49 pm

I thought it could be a good method for small pollock and stuff close in. If you used a large float and some tiny hokkai shrimps of and let the swells move them up and down. :?:
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Postby Big Kev » Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:12 pm

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Postby alf - big al » Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:52 pm

spudgun wrote:I thought it could be a good method for small pollock and stuff close in. If you used a large float and some tiny hokkai shrimps of and let the swells move them up and down. :?:

it wasnt you there was it spudgun :roll:
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Postby spudgun » Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:56 pm

alf - big al wrote:
spudgun wrote:I thought it could be a good method for small pollock and stuff close in. If you used a large float and some tiny hokkai shrimps of and let the swells move them up and down. :?:

it wasnt you there was it spudgun :roll:


You said they caught a few pollock. Wouldn't have been me. ;) :lol:
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Postby alf - big al » Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:56 pm

Ozzie wrote:Nice report and piccies
Good to see you have picked up a few tips as well ( float fishing with feathers ) What type where they using or was you to polite to ask????

we were too far away to ask oz, but they were big enough for us to see from about 40 ft up in the rocks ;)
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Postby alf - big al » Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:03 pm

spudgun wrote:
alf - big al wrote:
spudgun wrote:I thought it could be a good method for small pollock and stuff close in. If you used a large float and some tiny hokkai shrimps of and let the swells move them up and down. :?:

it wasnt you there was it spudgun :roll:


You said they caught a few pollock. Wouldn't have been me. ;) :lol:

:lol: it wasnt the ones floatfishing the feathers that caught the pollack, it was the ones on the menai straits :lol: .......if it had been the floatfished feathers i would have been fishing them myself :lol: :lol: :lol:
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