World Sea Fishing Forums banner
1 - 17 of 17 Posts

Registered
Joined
5,981 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
BRADWELL REPORT 22ND AUGUST 2010


Just four of us today and the first outing in almost two weeks due to the inclement weather (WIND) to you lot. Steve, Alan, Peter and myself left the Marina at about 8am, and I have to admit it did not look very promising, the breeze was coming from the south west and the tide was running to the west, the sea was a little choppy in the river but as we cleared the point it was not too bad. Generally at the confluence of the Blackwater and the Colne it cuts up pretty rough but there were only small white horses, and the forecast was for the breeze to ease as the day wore on. Not to worry we pressed on East and had the hook down in about 60 feet by 10am. The bait we had was squid, mackerel and herring, we badly needed some Hermit crab so two of the Herring were sacrificed to the drop net in order to hopefully get some. The bait dropper was got ready and loaded with chopped up squid, it was not long before we had Hermits and Thornback Rays on board, although not very big they at least encouraged us.




and of course they went back.
I was the only one using the Hermits and had three or four of these before they others cottoned on to my strategy




then I was rumbled and the crabs were in great demand.





you will have to excuse Peter re the “hold” his hands are not as good as they could be.
But he held this one nicely before he put it in the box



When the tide started to ebb the sea went flat and the sun shone for a while the fish were steady but just under size we returned about a dozen Rays and probably the same number of Hounds. Then the rain came.


and we all retired to a sheltered bit of the boat. But were obliged to get wet as the fish would not leave us alone







We upped the anchor at 3-15pm in order to have enough water at the Marina when we got back otherwise we would have been out till 8pm. It was a shame to leave as the fish had now started to play in earnest. Sorry forgot to thank Alan for the sausages, Peter for the Pizza, and Steve for the Pasties. I got the milk!!
 

Registered
Joined
90 Posts
Pleased for you to be able to get out and amongst them, as usual a good report and some nice looking fish there. I know with my pal hes getting withdrawal symptoms as we havent been able to get out for so long, but with a bit of luck will be out there in the Blackwater very soon. I particularly liked the look of that bass, would have looked even better on the barbie. Be Lucky Norman
 

Registered
Joined
306 Posts
John, Good to see some fish & a lovely Bass!
I went late am sunday to do a repair on my boat but as i had some Rag & Crab i decided to drop anchor just outside the Crouch, i often glance at this mark on the way out but it was barren today. So too late to go out i tried a few hours in the Roach unsuccesfully, then tried a litle place in the Crouch, anchored 15ft from the bank & caught 3 Bass, 2 returned & 1 about 3lb for the pot.
Never got the repair done... but scatched the fishing itch!

John.
 

Registered
Joined
1,432 Posts
Nice to see a few fish pictures & reports back up again John, another good day out on Edge of Time, good banter as per normal, plenty of food, sorry i forgot the onions lads, always next time & nice to see Peter getting plenty of practice reeling in fish especially that bass.

Thanks again for the invite John, i have to work the rest of this week but i may be allowed out the weekend & perhaps an odd day next week, have to earn a few browny points first.

Alan
 

Registered
Joined
5,981 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Nice to see a few fish pictures & reports back up again John, another good day out on Edge of Time, good banter as per normal, plenty of food, sorry i forgot the onions lads, always next time & nice to see Peter getting plenty of practice reeling in fish especially that bass.

Thanks again for the invite John, i have to work the rest of this week but i may be allowed out the weekend & perhaps an odd day next week, have to earn a few browny points first.

Alan
you spell brownie with a ie not a y.
 

Registered
Joined
96 Posts
good report and pictures haven't been out for over three weeks either.You made a good decision to go go and was well rewarded for the effort. fingers,toes and everything else crossed may get out any day before the end of August,but then again it's bank holiday !!!!
 

Registered
Joined
1,432 Posts
:sad: wish I hadnt mentioned the shorts now.
Peter did mention your conservation method, anyway they would not have tasted as good as Thames ones!!

As John said, just as well your conservation :giveup: methods paid off they would only have tasted of Leek's........... I bet that bass Peter caught tasted lovelyyyyyyyyyyy
 
1 - 17 of 17 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top