I love my little spot, it's up the sandbanks end of Bournemouth beach and it's not one of those catch fish every time kind of spots, it's almost been a year since my last catch but when it does produce fish they are good fish! Had this beautiful bass this evening, fished a two hook paternoster with squid, arrived at 7pm and left at 1am, only the one fish but lots of almost bites, good taps but nothing fully developed but the good taps came after the big fish and as the cold set in. It was very hard pulling myself away from the beach, had I worn jeans rather than shorts and not got my shoes wet I could've stayed another few hours but I am no fan of being underclothed in the cold wind so packed up with just the one but it was a beautiful fish and, for all you conservationists, yes, it went back and boy did it tear off like a race horse! I did read only today (luckily) that there is a ban on all bass for the whole year of 2018 so this one gets to live to grow even bigger.. Great to be catching again, been down the beach since March, every now and then like but not even had a bite til yesterday, not had the freshest bait so I bought some nice fresh squid today and that was just the job! Peeled the skin off the squid, pulled the heads off and squeezed the guts out, pulled the plastic spine out and cut some slits in the skirt, did just the job! Chuffed to bits, hoping the warm weather continues so I can keep trying for more! Tight lines everyone!
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