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As this is a long post it will have to be done in two parts.
Three car loads of us invaded fishguard yesterday,
Most of us left at 4.30am the rest joined on a bit later.
The venue was Pen Anglas head,a new one for me
but most of the boys had been there before.
After a two hour drive we arrived at the car park
over looking fishguard breakwater
As always in that part of the world the views were stunning.





So after a quick group photo we headed off to our first mark.
A bit of a walk and some difficult rocks to climb down.
Once on the rock though it was fairly comfortable
with plenty of room for everyone and offered a choice
of method and tactics.
Gareth set up a simple ledger rig and was straight into the wrasse
before anyone else had time to open their tackle boxes.
We had wrasse,pollack,coalfish,a scorpion fish,and a few spider crabs,
Myself,sausage arse and Pete tried on the big rods
as an experiment and cast huge mackerel baits off the
front of the point into the rip,but nothing came of that,not even a doggy.
I caught a big velvet crab and gareth couldnt help poking it with his float rod
but regreted it as it grabbed the top of his rod and snipped 6 inches off it lol.
We also saw a few dolphins,a sharky looking fin(could have been a sun fish)and a few seals.

The bites slowed down as the tide dropped so we headed off to another spot,
walking down to the rocks it looked an amazing place,
deep wrasse holes everywhere.
The sun was belting down and the cove to the right of us
looked almost tropical,there were shoals of sandeels and other small
fish swimming around.
Also a load of larger fish swam past but not sure if they were bass or mullet.
The fishing was excellent from the start here,
Everyone alternating between feathering and wrassing.
Some on the float,some just ledgering down the side.
A steady stream of mackerel came in on the feathers and we must have caught
over 100 wrasse between us.
I took a tenners worth of rag and soon used it up,
then started using limpets which proved to be a better bait.
One of the boys caught an Octopus,nasty looking thing,
like a lump of snot with arms lol.
Some of us had to leave at 6pm and some stayed for another
couple of hours and had some bigger wrasse and loads more mackerel.
There was a nice wrasse caught about 5lb but I was on another rock
and was unable to take a pic.
So the total tally for the day was well over 150 fish,
which consisted of Mackerel,wrasse,pollack,coalfish,scorpionfish,spider crabs and an octopus lol.
And best of all not a single dogfish.

The walk back to the car was a killer and made Monknash look easy.
I had to stop for a few breaks,and it didnt help when I
sprained my ankle halfway back and limped the rest of it.
The walk almost killed Pete after just recovering from a chest infection.
Well that was the fishing side of things,
Part two will be up shortly,
heres a few pics.











 

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Cracking report and pics so far m8 :thumbs:
Theres a moral in that story...."dont f*** with velvets!" :lmao:
 

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Apart from the fishing the best part for me was just being there,
Noone can argue that west wales has some of the best scenery in the country.
Unspoilt,wild and an ideal setting to be at one with nature.
The rock formations,caves,coves,clear water,deep gullys
all added to the absolute beauty of the place.
Some could argue that catching fish comes second
to simply experiencing the area.
We spotted a pod of dolphins and several seals,
But the highlight for pete and myself was
while rockhopping with the float rods
we came accross a seal pup on the rocks,
first glance we thought it was injured or in distress
but on closer inspection we realised it had just been born,
And in fact was still steaming and covered with its mothers fluids,
and still had its umbillacle cord.
It was undetered by our presence and actually crawled right up to us
probably thinking we were its parents.
We then noticed the mother,or father close by so we left it in peace
so as not to cause any disturbance or stress to the animal.
A once in a lifetime experience for me to be up so close to it.
And made the fishing seem irrelevent.













 

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crackin report m8!! was a hell of a day i loved it loads of mackers n wrasse couple pollock a poor cod big ass crabs n a octopuss lol not bad considerring fishgaurd aint fishin at the mo lol!!!! awsome pics m8!!!:1a::1a::1a:
 

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Bit quiet i'n Fishguard lol ,,, not on my mark haha was a top day out Lads will be even better when we go next I'm sure an we pick a smaller tide,, 45 fish i'n 1 day buzzin x
 

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1 IM A ****ER 4 NOT COMEING AN 2 I WILL DEFO NOT BE MISSING THE NEXT CHANCE 2 GO ......top report rich awsome day love the seal pics once in a life time thing that mate
 

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1 IM A ****ER 4 NOT COMEING AN 2 I WILL DEFO NOT BE MISSING THE NEXT CHANCE 2 GO ......top report rich awsome day love the seal pics once in a life time thing that mate
Bla bla bla ,,, haha, seein a few of the boys faces after the walk was good I told um it was a 5 min I mean mile walk lol will be gettin bk down there i'n the next few weeks that's for sure ,, will go straight to the closer mark tho easier for every 1 then :fish:
 

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Awesome mate! I try and make the pilgrimage there at least once a year,never dissapointing and absolutely stunning,so pleased you all had a good day shame i couldnt make it. Tight lines
 

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i'll agree with darren s . wat a pair of dick heads we r turning that one down .. next time drag me off from wat ever i'm doing please!!
 

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i'll agree with darren s . wat a pair of dick heads we r turning that one down .. next time drag me off from wat ever i'm doing please!!
Darren was coming then he wasn't then he was then wasnt lol going again soon so both come on then if u want !
 

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i got a car if anyone wants a lift for the next one wanna make it too !
looks a top day lads well done !
 

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waw without doubt the best report ive read on here,and awsome pics there rich hats off to you all loads of fish and in stunning locations :fishing: you cant ask for better than that
 
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