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Post by Stray » 07 May 2018, 13:43

Went off this morning, more to give the boat a run out than any real hope of fish. Local reports had been very poor, just odd fish, though plenty of codling on the 12 mile mark, which is way out of my reach. Tried several inshore marks for the grand total of 3 small billet(coalfish). Decided to have one long last drift that would take me over several spots I've had fish off in previous years, before heading back in., Half way down bumped into a good shoal of codling, nothing big, all in the 2-3lb bracket. After several drifts I'd had about 20 fish, kept half a dozen for the pot, rest went back to fight another day.
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Re: 2018

Post by Cliff » 07 May 2018, 19:11

:thumbsup Very nice, looks like you had a great day. Enjoy your tea !
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Re: 2018

Post by Phil » 08 May 2018, 13:36

Very nice catch Stray :thumbsup!

I wish we had cod like that accesible from an inflatable on the south coast. Although maybe we do and I'm just no good at finding them :scratch.
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Re: 2018

Post by Andy B » 08 May 2018, 21:41

Phil wrote:
I wish we had cod like that accesible from an inflatable on the south coast. Although maybe we do and I'm just no good at finding them :scratch.
We do Phil, just they are a winter fish down south. they usually start running along the drop off south of the Needles around the end of October, beginning of November.
That said, it was a terrible year for them last year!
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Re: 2018

Post by Phil » 09 May 2018, 11:47

Andy B wrote:We do Phil, just they are a winter fish down south. they usually start running along the drop off south of the Needles around the end of October, beginning of November.
That said, it was a terrible year for them last year!
Good to know. Thanks Andy. Something for me to look forward to next winter, then :).


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Re: 2018

Post by Stray » 13 May 2018, 09:51

Out again yesterday with a mate, straight into fish but as the Ebb died so did the fishing. Expected it to pick up with the flood, but with wind and tide in the same direction fishing was hard going. Fish size wasn't great, all in the 2-3lb bracket, kept half a dozen for the pot with twice as many going back. Fishing is still very localised they seem to be only on one reef, but a few of the local boats have sussed it out now.

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Re: 2018

Post by Stray » 14 May 2018, 14:03

Took Ballast out for his first trip of the season, headed straight to the only place I've found fish this year so far, and wasn't disappointed. Eric was into a fish first drop, he had two out before I got my first. Then it was just odd fish in the usual 2-3lb range till slack water. Best part of the day was the weather, not what I was expecting from the forecast, light winds and sunshine. :D
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This little fella took my shad during slack water;
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the first wrasse of the season.

Came back in with the obligatory half dozen keepers, I let Eric gut them as most where his.
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Re: 2018

Post by Stray » 15 May 2018, 13:06

You can't hide. :o
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They where out checking the potting boats, I was on my mates boat which is a bit bigger than the F-rib.

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Re: 2018

Post by Andy B » 15 May 2018, 19:34

Personally i think they've been reading your threads and are worried about the fish stocks! :rofl
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Re: 2018

Post by Paul » 21 May 2018, 21:34

Andy B wrote:Personally i think they've been reading your threads and are worried about the fish stocks! :rofl
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