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i decide to give friars a bash fishing 3 up and 3 down armed with mackerel, sandeel and squid. with first casts in the water i met my mate lewis (crazy fisher) who had already been fishing an hour before me and managed 3 doggies and a strap eel. it was'nt long before the action started with bites on both rods which resulted in doggie. this continued for a few more hours with a load of missed bites which seemed to be doggies. as high tide came lewis had a nice common eel of around the lb mark which snaffled up a whole squid and left his rig in an absolute state as they always seem to do.
with a few rattles onj the rod tips and then stopping i decided to put out a double sandeel, mackerel and squid bait and hit as hard as i could with quite a strong breeze behind me it flew out. within 5 minutes the rod lunged down, nearly pulling the rod out of the stand and stopped. it then did it again with the rod staying down and carrying on thumping hard so i picked it up and produced a solid strike to set the hooks home and immediately the rod buckled over with good solid thumps pulling down. i applied more pressure to try and get the fish moving and soon did..... after a good 2 minute scrap the fish surfaced a good 50 or so yards out and started spinning like mad - (you guessed it an big eel!!! :blink:) after a good tuscle an it starting to swim uptide more in the bay i got it turned back towards lewis who had gone down to get it for me....... by now anglers were standing next to me saying 'keep the pressure on boyo' and as it was right at lewis feet with it huge mouth open wide lewis grabbed the hooklength and wrapped it around his arm and lift6ed the eels head upto his headheight.......... then disaster struck :uhuh::blink::yucky::schmoll:............. the hooks pulled out and the eel just fell back into the water with a great splash and both watched what could of been a new PB for me swim back into the murky depths......
with my head down gutted i decided to put the same bait out again on both rods with no touch so called it a day.......
me and lewis packed up and i had a lift home........ cheers m8! :clap3::)
tight lines and all the best,
steffyenck.
 

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sammm.. im gutten m8, np for the lift
wat a day i packed up readyu to go but then i started again .. thats when u lost your eell verry gutted al in all though a nice days fishing m8
 

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nice session lads. gutting about the big one steffy mate atleast you got to see him. great report to.
 

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nice one steffy looks like you had a decent session (better than most at the mo,shame about the conger though,hopefully it will be youra next time!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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hard luck mate beef up your gear down there if you throw big baits out i seen to many big congers lost weve all done the same and lost a good fish
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hard luck mate beef up your gear down there if you throw big baits out i seen to many big congers lost weve all done the same and lost a good fish
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did m8 - had penn mag....... stiff beachcaster.....
got it all the way in just needed a gaff........
had 60lb hooklength with 5/0's......
 

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thing is though i had the same thing happen to me when i bought a gaff i blanked so what do you do what happened steff did it bite you off or your knot give in
 

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thing is though i had the same thing happen to me when i bought a gaff i blanked so what do you do what happened steff did it bite you off or your knot give in
as it says in the report the hooks pulled out as lewis lifted it up head height.......
 

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well done steffy
it seems we both had good days!
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Hi Sam,
Unlucky there mate. You`ll get him again!
Carrying around a Gaff can add weight to your box, so what I have is a length of strimmer cable about 3 ft long with a loop at one end and a large stainless hook with the barb filed down on the other. You can then get down to the water edge and hook it in the mouth and hoick it out! You don`t damage the fish too much this way. Better than gaffing them in the belly. Keep a cork on the hook for safety when not used.
Tight lines,
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hi sam.. guttin to hear about that.. mite of been a p.b for u ! i also got bitten of down porthkerry.. it swam both directions of left then right and bit me off wen i got it to about 15 yards out.. it never surfaced so i dont no what it was but it bit through 70lb hooklength..
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