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Fished behind the boats on Tuesday with Ben (RubbishName). Picked Ben up at 7 and made our way to Timthebass for our lug. On the beach by 9. The wind was blowing hard westerly, which is why we fished the boats as we wanted some comfy fishing.

First cast was a double shot of rockling. Second cast was a rockling and a doggie of 1 3/4 lbs. Then more rockling, Ben then had a nice bite resulting in a doggie also of 1 3/4 lbs. I then reeled in a nice doggie of bang on 2 lbs. then me and Ben both had a small doggie each. It was just total rockling from then onward with a few pin whiting thrown in so nothing too much to report other than a couple of nice sized dogfish..... Oh no there is another thing to report.....

We was sitting in the shelter having a chat when my rods went over crash on the shingle then one started moving down the beach. I was on it quicker than you can say "**** there a Seagull attached to my rod"..... Which there was! A huge big Seagull was on my line.

I have caught a couple of ducks when freshwater fishing but never a Seagull..... So about 60 yards out this thing was flapping about on the surface and also trying to fly off while the rest of the flock were flying above it and going mad! I asked Ben to grab me my jacket while I slowly reeled it in trying not to pull to hard and hurt it more. I finally got it on the beach which it did not like one bit..... But I managed to get my jacket over its head to clam it down while I tried sorting the mess it was tangled in. It was like someone had sewed the line to the bird. I don't know how the line got to places it did! I finally got all the line off after 10-15 minutes. In which time the bird hadn't moved a muscle, I thought it could be dead of shock but then stepped back and pulled the coat off its head and let go of its body. It jumped in the air, flying backwards looking at me like I had just entangled him in mono then flew off into the wind. He was fine luckily..... An experience that's for sure!

Anyway that's that. Fishing wasn't great but was a nice day out anyway

Ash
 

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A PB doggie for me and a PB gull for Ash..... He refuses to divulge which rigs and baits are best for them, but what I can say is he didn't seem to cast that far......:doh:

Hello all

Fished behind the boats on Tuesday with Ben (RubbishName). Picked Ben up at 7 and made our way to Timthebass for our lug. On the beach by 9. The wind was blowing hard westerly, which is why we fished the boats as we wanted some comfy fishing.

First cast was a double shot of rockling. Second cast was a rockling and a doggie of 1 3/4 lbs. Then more rockling, Ben then had a nice bite resulting in a doggie also of 1 3/4 lbs. I then reeled in a nice doggie of bang on 2 lbs. then me and Ben both had a small doggie each. It was just total rockling from then onward with a few pin whiting thrown in so nothing too much to report other than a couple of nice sized dogfish..... Oh no there is another thing to report.....

We was sitting in the shelter having a chat when my rods went over crash on the shingle then one started moving down the beach. I was on it quicker than you can say "**** there a Seagull attached to my rod"..... Which there was! A huge big Seagull was on my line.

I have caught a couple of ducks when freshwater fishing but never a Seagull..... So about 60 yards out this thing was flapping about on the surface and also trying to fly off while the rest of the flock were flying above it and going mad! I asked Ben to grab me my jacket while I slowly reeled it in trying not to pull to hard and hurt it more. I finally got it on the beach which it did not like one bit..... But I managed to get my jacket over its head to clam it down while I tried sorting the mess it was tangled in. It was like someone had sewed the line to the bird. I don't know how the line got to places it did! I finally got all the line off after 10-15 minutes. In which time the bird hadn't moved a muscle, I thought it could be dead of shock but then stepped back and pulled the coat off its head and let go of its body. It jumped in the air, flying backwards looking at me like I had just entangled him in mono then flew off into the wind. He was fine luckily..... An experience that's for sure!

Anyway that's that. Fishing wasn't great but was a nice day out anyway

Ash
 

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I told you it's my secret lassoo rig..... I'd say it was a good 6-7lbs. Safely returned
Now I know your lying.... them gulls weigh next to nothing. I forgot to add to my report from monday that I had one of them big mottled gulls that decked my tripod and both rods and somehow contrived to get tangled in both lines.

Trick I use is to carry a tea towel for handling fish. If you get a gull then once beached dangle tea towel in front of its beak and it will grab it, quick whip around the head and they're quiet as owt.

Be prepared to cut your lines (though keep hold of the seeward bit to retrieve your rig by hand).

Also reel in and feel your line after a bird strike as even if they don't tangle they can kink and weaken the line and I've had one cut the line and fly off.

PS well done for letting the air rat go- we share dungie with the RSPB so dead birds wrapped in fishing gear is a no no.
 
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