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Hiya Folks,
Had lots going on at work & home over the last few months so my 1st report for God knows how long.
Anyways our planned sesh with the crew was on but a few of the lads otherwise engaged so it was only going to be Shane & myself trying our luck.
Not really ideal conditions with a keen & cold N/W breeze but we were on the pier for low tide (7.45pm) to claim our peg for the night.

After seeing reports of the odd Thornie showing on the beach i went with my usual Sh1t or Bust tactics- pulley pennell with a 5/0 Manta Xtra bottom hook & a 3/0 Sakuma Top Gun top hook.
I was going to have a couple of chucks with big worm baits then go on the Bluey/Squid wraps, Shane was after the elusive Codling so was going to stay on worm baits.
1st chuck resulted in a Whiting apiece so we'd both dodged the blank.
By the 3rd chuck with Shane on 2 Ting & me on 1 i'd just decided to switch to fish baits for the rest of the sesh when i noticed my rod tip drop back. Picking the rod up i could feel something that defo was'nt a Ting pulling back. While reeling in i was certain it was'nt a Doggie either but kept my gob shut till my prize broke the surface.
Success! A little female Thornie of 3lbs or so.
Excuse the crappy pic, Shane had his phone on video rather than photo 馃ぁ馃ぁ馃ぁ馃ぁ so it's a 1 sec long vid i've had to screenshot.
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Despite the fish baits from then on unfortunately that was the only Thornie to show so we sacked it at 2.15am-around an hour after high.
Shane had 4 Ting & i had 5 Ting & my 1st local January Thornie (i've had a personal quest for a number of years to try & catch a Thornie from the Fylde coast for every month of the year (not necessarily in the same year). Uptill now a December or January Thornie had eluded me

Thanks for reading & tight lines.
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When the whiting was on the wall, you managed to rise above a thorny subject;)

Great to see you out wetting a line Rick, hopefully it鈥檚 just the start of a great year.

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When the whiting was on the wall, you managed to rise above a thorny subject;)

Great to see you out wetting a line Rick, hopefully it鈥檚 just the start of a great year.

cheers willie
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Hiya Willie,
Cheers mate- just got to wait 10 & 1/2 months now to try & crack that December Thornie.
Tight lines.
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Great to hear about life on the North pier again:love:.
Thanks for sharing your latest trip and well done on getting your target species.
 

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nice report sir good to see you back fishing
 
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Top report as usual Rick, nice to see your out and about again and showing Shane how it's done. Hopefully I'll be out myself soon when I can catch a decent tide with journeying from Manchester tight lines mate.
Hiya Ron,
It's taken me the best part of 10 years trying to tick a local January Thornie off the list, hope i don't have to wait another 10 years to tick the December one off
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As always with fishing things even themselves out sooner or later so i don't think it'll be too long before Shane get's his own back.
Hope you find a few fish when you do get to wet a line mate.
Tight lines.
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Well done Rick, nice thornie to kicks things off (y)
 
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