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I could not sleep well last night so on the spur of the moment i decided to do a bit of fishing (5am.) I knew the tide would be ebbing fast so i jumped into the car and made it into the harbour in double quick time,(glad there were no police around.) Parked up and ran across to the boat.(well it was a quick shuffle realy.)by the tlme i had the boat fired up and the ropes off it was touch and go wheter i got down channel or not. I touched the weed on the bottom twice but i made it. all i had to do now was play dodge the creel ends for half an hour or so till it got light enough to see properly. After a slow trip down the bay it was light enough to try for some mackerel for bait, the wee fellas obliged again and soon had enough to do for the day, On with the cod gear.i was going to start with a 6oz lead head and a black jeltek twintail lure mounted on it,18 inch.above that i had a flier with 4/0 varivas semi circle hook for mackerel belly stripes, these hooks are smaller than standered j hooks and they get such a good grip that i was having to use pliers to get some of them out, not to good on fish that i wanted to return i am going to remove the barbs on some and try that, Well first drop straight into a cod of about 2lb, i thought YES good day coming up...well in the next 2hrs i caught 1 more cod about 3lb and a baby ling, they all went back to discuss there near death experience. I was pretty fed up by this time and as it was now low tide i got the kettle on and sat down for a wee while untill the tide started to flood. Got some fresh bait on and dropped it in, thats when the sh-t hit the fan,i dont know where they came from or what turned them on but every drop it was one and two beutifully conditioned cod, i kept what i wanted for myself and started returning the rest, i am sure if i had kept fishing i could have filled the boat, well after a while at that i called it quits and packed up to head for home (knackered.) So a surprisingly good day for this time of year.

tight lines. old salt.








































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thats good going mate ,just shows how important being in the right place at the right time is. nice to see another report that suggests its looking good for the winter shorefishing as well.
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good day,bet you enjoyed it,my other half (the boss so she tells me)does not understand how we can do the" fish at any time"rather than her broke it will will you fix it,cheers
 

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Sorry Mickey, you have left it a day late if you were going to fish,it looks like we are going to have these north winds for a week at least,thats one of the reasons i wanted to go yesterday i knew it would be my last chance for a while.Never mind you are the one who is going to be laughing in a short while when you are sitting on the beach in Australia with your rod in one hand and a tinny in the other.

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Sorry Mickey, you have left it a day late if you were going to fish,it looks like we are going to have these north winds for a week at least,thats one of the reasons i wanted to go yesterday i knew it would be my last chance for a while.Never mind you are the one who is going to be laughing in a short while when you are sitting on the beach in Australia with your rod in one hand and a tinny in the other.

all the best old salt.
Yeah you're right there!
Sea was abit rough today, even if it had been calm we discovered out battery is totally flat, back at home and the batteries on charge now.
Hopefully get out before i go away!
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Superb Old Salt, nice collection of cod there, well done sir :)
 
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