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I don't often post on here, but thought todays session may be of interest to some;

Headed out to the same spot I finished up on yesterday afternoon, with a Bass taken off the top. Today the winds were still blowing, this spot offering a little shelter, safe from the raging seas down here at the moment in West Cornwall. Fished from an hour after high, on the ebb, spring tide conditions., with gin clear water, over the sandy sea bed, interspersed with rock and weed.

Tackle of choice was the light gear, with a Nories Slow Retrieve 0.9-5g rod, Daiwa '10 Certate 2506 loaded with Sunline Small Game 0.4PE 8 strand. Selection of small plugs, in the 2-5g range.

Waded out onto a rock, and started out with the Ecogear MW72F (4.7g 72mm). Working a slow retrieve, casting close to the submerged rocks, had a solid take within the first few minutes. Quickly became apparent it was a decent fish on the other end, rod was working well, line being taken off the drag, with the familiar head shakes of a Bass.Then when it came to the surface, could see it was gonna be a PB from the size of it. Played it carefully intowards my feet, and into the scoop net, the fish barely fitting into it. Onto the sandy beach for a few measurements, came in at 62cm and 5lb 1oz, smashing my previous PB by around a pound! Started to rain, so got some soggy pics, including one on self timer;







Slipped the fish back in, and it swam away strongly. Fished on, changing from rock to rock. Slipped on a cheap 45mm lure, and second cast, was into another fish, giving a good account of it'self on the light gear. Landed, and a few measurements and pics. Came in at 51cm and 3lb;



Tide was starting to drop quickly now, and waded out to a deeper rock, this time using the Ecogear CX 40HS (40mm 4.5g), deeper diving with a real buzz through the water. Casting out over the clear sandy bottom, using a very slow retrieve, felt a take and another fish on. This one was smaller, but a real scrapper, making strong runs in the estuary flow. Came in at 2lb 1oz;



Tide was getting low, and started seeing less fish cruising by, so called it a day after a couple of hours, happy with the results, very happy with a new PB, and for it to come on the light gear puts a big smile on my face. This spot has been fickle for me, usually on the flood, so might try the ebb again next time, see if the results are the same. Finally a look at the 3 lures that did the work today;

 

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Well done, !?!?....and thanks for posting the report and the excellent pics.

You've made me stop and think about a few very old lures (from the 70's) that quite a few years ago ended up in the 'old tackle box of no return'...

There's a few in there that are very similar to your small deep lipped diver !?!
(I did dig em out a few years ago and upgrade the hooks in a spare moment...)
....I think I'll go a step further now and give them an outing at a suitable mark !

thanks again

Kerrdiff Lad
 

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Nice report and great catch, well done...good to see what can be achieved with a fairy wand in some areas!
 

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i not had a pb for quite a few years now and i forgot what it feels like so big big congratulations mate and i relly like th elook and colour of the bottom lure . i love lures in a sandeel sort of colour but are transluscent so the light can get through the body of the plug .

ive been using sunline for quite a while now but not heard of that small game line before so sorry for the stupid question but why are you using small game line and then targeting bass ? stupid question yes !?

that report has really made me want to go fishing now .
 

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ive been using sunline for quite a while now but not heard of that small game line before so sorry for the stupid question but why are you using small game line and then targeting bass ? stupid question yes !?
In the lower PE ratings available from Sunline retailers in the UK, there is the Rockfish and Small Game lines, 6 & 8lb versions (O.3 / 0.4PE) The Small Game comes in 150m spools, the Rockfish 120m, so went for the Small Game 0.8PE as my 2506 reel takes 140m of 0.8PE with no backing (plus it comes in pink! LOL). 8lb is also the upper line rating on the Nories Slow Retrieve rod I use. It is what some like to call an LRF set up, but I find it very good for targeting the usual species on lure. The 5lber went well, but the set up handled it nicely, without any undue strain to both equipment or fish. I used to fish it over winter with 0.2PE line, but 'beefed' it up for summer with the Bass being more common.
 

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Fantastic result, the top lure looks just like some old Perch lures I was given.
Looks like the lure forum is turning into a "Finesse Forum":punk::punk:
Think that's what it's designed for, a fresh water lure for Perch etc...Got it from AGM Discount Fishing, a lot cheaper than the Ecogear lures! Will have to replace the hooks on it, as the fish today bent the treble. Will probs set it up with single plugging hooks.
 
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