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An awfully big adventure...

Postby prawnster » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:49 am

Just in case you missed the story so far...

... It all started on Friday night, I finished work handy and whizzed along to Seaforth Rocks to fish the high... lovely evening, squid/sandeel wraps - blank :(

So, a couple of pints on the way home, an early(ish) night and after doing the red-eye shift at work on Saturday morning, I was at Perch Rock by 1pm trying again for a ray over low water - met up with Richie Fisher... a bright but chilly day - and another blank :(

I had already decided that a trip along Harrison Drive to Derby Pool might throw up a plaice, so myself and Richie shot along to the coastguard tower and walked out to meet the tide, pumping fresh blow lug on our way out.

We had to fish a little further to the left than we would have preferred but there were that many kite surfers out, it was impossible to get on the mark :roll:

:shock: :shock: Doesn't the tide rip back in quickly there :!: :shock: :shock:

Luckily, we had our wits abouts us and re-acted on our first gut instinct. The channel was quickly filling behind us so we scarpered, managing to avoid any paddle/wade - but only just :roll: ... better safe than sorry ;)

The afternoon/evening turned out to be quite pleasant, lovely sunset - but yet another biteless blank :roll:

Back to the pub to think it through and I got a message off The Cat, she fancied a Sunday fishing session and Richie Flanagan had sown the seed for an assault on Caldy over the morning high water - great :roll: , my favourite mark :? - not :D

Met Richie at 8.30 at the steps and walked along to the left to "Dildo Rock" :D

The Three Legged Cat started to "layer-up" as soon as we got there :lol:, it was bright but the NW breeze had an edge to it
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Richie also suitably attired for the job
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And me... chilly wind :!: , what chilly wind :?: :D
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At last... A FISH 8) 8) 8) , this little flounder took a liking to my ragworm and after a spirited battle (he was never going to win) I was the proud captor of an 8oz flounder :D
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Shortly followed by this one... blow lug/rag cocktail :shock: 8)
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Richie managed a blank-saving tea bag :lol:
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Unfortunately TLC wasn't so lucky... cold, hungry and blanking :cry: - not a happy kitten - lovely clear day though :D
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We packed up when we realised that we were casting into 2" of water over 6" of mud :roll:

Richie had made arrangements to meet Middo at Derby Pool, I had found my mojo again but the Cat had had enough and was ready to curl up in front of the fire/telly. After a brief delay while the rest of the bikes from the Egg Run went past, we managed to get across the A540, dropped the Cat off and I headed off to meet Richie and Middo - via a quick chip-stop :D

Middo was AWOL, no sign :roll: , Richie and I headed down to the clown and while we were contemplating our next mission, Mickmack pulled up behind us and we headed onto the beach... again pumping fresh blow along the way.

A couple of guys further to our right landed a flattie just as we were setting up to fish the ebb which obviously buoyed our confidence no end.

Richie and Mick talking tactics...
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Ragworm did the trick and Richie pulled in this little spotty about an hour into the session 8)
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A couple of casts later and he's off into the 'surf' :?

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A word for the uninitiated at this point... Richie is a professional :roll: where the rest of us would choose to use our reel and rod to do the work of pulling in fish to the shore, Richie opted for keeping the wear-and-tear down to a minimum and selected the "walk out to it and swim it into the beach" method :roll:
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The result...
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Which I have to admit to "stealing" off him for my tea...mmmmmm

Richie and I packed up shortly after that - he went to stuff his face and I had a quick dash back to the pub to watch the last 15 minutes of the mighty reds teaching Sunderland a lesson :D

I had yet another blank at NB, not sure how Mick finished up as we left him to it... but it wasn't looking too good :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby sparky » Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:06 am

Great report mate. That was some marathon trek. :lol:
Well done all on your persistence. 8)
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Postby Paul M » Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:16 am

Great report fella, I enjoyed shopping in L1 not :!: :cry: :cry: :lol: Im out next fri,sat,sun. :lol:
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Postby Mick Mac » Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:21 am

lets just say i'd have been wiser packing up when yous did :!: :lol:
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Postby Richie Fisher » Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:52 am

I may be fishing the evening low at Perch tomorrow, getting there for about 3.30pm...... depends what time I get a delivery from DHL. :?

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Postby chriswsf » Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:09 pm

well done on Richie having a Shave :lol: :lol:

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Postby moan it in mid » Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:26 pm

nice one shaun great report and pics:D well done richie on another good plaice :D l blanked doing high at harrison dr. so couldn't face low :roll: ;)
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Postby bobfish45 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:26 pm

Nice read again Shaun,pity about the lack of fish,but they're on the way :)

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Postby Big Kev » Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:03 pm

Nice one Shaun,top report laaaaaaaaaaaaaaa....did`nt recog` Rich at first :badgrin:
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Postby ColinW » Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:00 pm

Nice to see some tasty spotties about.

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Postby FishingFreakJack » Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:41 pm

nice one :) 8)

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Postby Simon » Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:40 pm

Nice one Ladies & Gents :)
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Postby davinski » Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:21 pm

Good pics and report :) :) :) Has Richie been up before the local beak or what. :badgrin: :badgrin: ;)
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Postby Eddie » Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:21 pm

Excellent report and sessions there by all 8)
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Postby svenbren » Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:30 pm

;) well done .good report too
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