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Out last night ,first since Christmas Eve,fished 8 till midnight.nothing for the first hour and a half then 4 codling 4.5,6,7.25 and2.5lb then nothing more same thing happened last time I tried that mark all fish caught around two hours after high tide in exactly the same spot. Bait was cart wing on a piece of mackerel.One thing last night all the fish swallowed the baits backwards the pennel hook was in the gut and the main hook was at the front of the mouth,all the fish had empty stomachs maybe that鈥檚 the explanation.Don鈥檛 normally use a pennel hook but was using larger than normal baits about 4in by 2in last night as casting distance was not far ,40yds ample.
Kevin
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Nice one Kevin some nice codling there 馃帲馃帲 well done sir 馃憤
I've been down and had a cpl of day sessions but it was more just to get used to the gear, looking forward to having a go at night
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Out last night ,first since Christmas Eve,fished 8 till midnight.nothing for the first hour and a half then 4 codling 4.5,6,7.25 and2.5lb then nothing more same thing happened last time I tried that mark all fish caught around two hours after high tide in exactly the same spot. Bait was cart wing on a piece of mackerel.One thing last night all the fish swallowed the baits backwards the pennel hook was in the gut and the main hook was at the front of the mouth,all the fish had empty stomachs maybe that鈥檚 the explanation.Don鈥檛 normally use a pennel hook but was using larger than normal baits about 4in by 2in last night as casting distance was not far ,40yds ample.
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Well done mate nice bita cod bashing for ya as per usual..good show keep up the good work bud(y)
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Out last night ,first since Christmas Eve,fished 8 till midnight.nothing for the first hour and a half then 4 codling 4.5,6,7.25 and2.5lb then nothing more same thing happened last time I tried that mark all fish caught around two hours after high tide in exactly the same spot. Bait was cart wing on a piece of mackerel.One thing last night all the fish swallowed the baits backwards the pennel hook was in the gut and the main hook was at the front of the mouth,all the fish had empty stomachs maybe that鈥檚 the explanation.Don鈥檛 normally use a pennel hook but was using larger than normal baits about 4in by 2in last night as casting distance was not far ,40yds ample.
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Great effort mate, well done. Surprises a lot of folk how close to the shoreline the cod will hunt for food when conditions are favourable. Looks like some decent northerly weather for the next few days so hope to read more cracking reports from you. Keep up the good work!
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Well done, nice informative post.
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Nice bag of Kevin, you鈥檝e had a decent winter on the cod
Bert(old yin)
Nice bag of Kevin, you鈥檝e had a decent winter on the cod
Bert(old yin)
Yes Bert best year I鈥檝e had for decent sized fish be interesting to see if there鈥檚 any better fish in the summer fishing
kevin
Great effort mate, well done. Surprises a lot of folk how close to the shoreline the cod will hunt for food when conditions are favourable. Looks like some decent northerly weather for the next few days so hope to read more cracking reports from you. Keep up the good work!
When I first started winter cod fishing I always looked for deeper water but most off the marks I fish now are shallow ,2or 3 fathom ,cod don鈥檛 seem to mind feeding in broken water
I was fishing a local mark a few years back just before dark, hit a big slack liner and as I tightened onto the fish it's tail came out of the water, I reckon it was in water no more than 3 feet deep, nice too it was a 5 punner.
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If the mark I'm fishing is a filling gulley or I'm fishing in a kelp bed, I fish it as soon as there's water in it, as has been said Cod do seem to come close to the shore to find food. When I first came to live near Arbroath I soon found out that I was casting way too far, though if fishing two rods I do still chuck one out a bit further. One of the best cages on Arbroath harbour dries out at low tide, you can fish it half up the tide and half back down, so again you are fishing less than 6 metres at high water and probably less than half that at half tide.
If the mark I'm fishing is a filling gulley or I'm fishing in a kelp bed, I fish it as soon as there's water in it, as has been said Cod do seem to come close to the shore to find food. When I first came to live near Arbroath I soon found out that I was casting way too far, though if fishing two rods I do still chuck one out a bit further. One of the best cages on Arbroath harbour dries out at low tide, you can fish it half up the tide and half back down, so again you are fishing less than 6 metres at high water and probably less than half that at half tide.
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I鈥榲e certainly been guilty off overcasting but have now realised distance on most marks I fish is not needed especially at night.Never fished the Arbroath area ,by the looks of things in can get pretty busy when conditions are good so I鈥檒l stick to down this way as if I see another angler it鈥檚 a surprise 馃ぃ
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Well that鈥檚 me just back from four hours fishing,sea was almost flat just a little colour.Only the one tonight but it was 8.5lb.I lost a hook snood an hour before i caught the fish and that was in its stomach with the line sticking out of its mouth,it must have liked the cart sausage with a bit of mackie
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Well that鈥檚 me just back from four hours fishing,sea was almost flat just a little colour.Only the one tonight but it was 8.5lb.I lost a hook snood an hour before i caught the fish and that was in its stomach with the line sticking out of its mouth,it must have liked the cart sausage with a bit of mackie
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Well done sir, that鈥檚 a quality cod - pity the sea wasn鈥檛 a bit more lively.
Well done sir, that鈥檚 a quality cod - pity the sea wasn鈥檛 a bit more lively.
Cheers beachnut yes no real ground swell off the last breeze.next Thursdays looks ok but long way off so just keeping fingers crossed
kevin
That's a cracking fish, well done
Cheers Burnie the only knock that night just a few small taps but the line went really tight left it five minutes wound in ,fast pulled it out didn鈥檛 think it was as big as it was till it came into the torch light. Pleasant surprise
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Top angling there Kevin
(y).
Hopefully i get amongst them mon/tue night,we are up ST.ANDREWS way,for a nice {fishing break},lol.
possibly try Anstrusher pier,or Litrally outside fromback garden,stopping at Celladyke.
Top angling there Kevin
(y).
Hopefully i get amongst them mon/tue night,we are up ST.ANDREWS way,for a nice {fishing break},lol.
possibly try Anstrusher pier,or Litrally outside fromback garden,stopping at Celladyke.
Thanks Reg hopefully you鈥檒l post a successful report next week.
tight lines Kevin
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That's a beauty Kevin 馃憤 well done sir 馃帲馃帲 I can only fish on Saturday 馃槙 condition's not the greatest but I need to get out 馃帲馃帲
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