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Haven't done that much fishing since lockdown. That which I have done, has mostly been spent fishing big baits in search of a big Bass, well it hasn't worked so far. The best I've seen is boi Jeff's 6lbr, while my best hasn't even made 4lb. However it's been fun trying and meeting up with old friends including Stew, Miles and Vince. Seen some wonderful sights, that I probably wouldn't have seen if I'd not gone fishing.

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Marsh Harrier at sunset while fishing Breydon water.




So, decided to give the Bass a break and instead drive 105 miles from my home in Bradwell, to Bradwell on Sea, in attempt to catch a Stingray. I recruited the the services of Vincent van Gob as sherpa and guide, as he's only one of three people who I know that have caught a Stinger from the shore. So far I've made both the drive and 2 mile plus walk when you get there, twice. Thought at one point I'd found the proverbial 'needle in the haystack' when the tip bent well over and the spool started to empty, plus it felt like a Ray, which it was, but a 7lb 1oz female Thornback. Oh well, another attempt scheduled for Friday, 7lb of ragworm and sherpa Gob booked. :thumbsup:

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Lovely pictures Alan. Scenes like those are a big part of why we go. I like the King Canute impersonator although from the other pictures I guess the tide was dropping.
 

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Some super pictures there Alan, as you say you won't see anything like those sat at home.
Good luck on the stinger hunt, I guess this heat should have the stingers inshore enjoying the warmth?!
 

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Lovely pictures Alan. Scenes like those are a big part of why we go. I like the King Canute impersonator although from the other pictures I guess the tide was dropping.

Yes you're spot on John. It was a flood tide driven on by a deep low pressure system over Scotland, the water came way past the mark it should have made. Miles was determined to stick it out on the bank, as it was unfishable back on the main beach because of the swell and lump. Eventually though, even he concluded that drowning wasn't possibly the best option and retreated to wait for the tide tide to change.
 

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Great Picture story of your exploits.
Love the moon shots, seems you're getting the hang of the phone after dark (sounds like not a lot else to do :))

Who's that idiot in the red and the wannabe sherpa?
 

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Some super pictures there Alan, as you say you won't see anything like those sat at home.
Good luck on the stinger hunt, I guess this heat should have the stingers inshore enjoying the warmth?!
That is the hope, Paul. Thanks for the good wishes mate.
 

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Great Picture story of your exploits.
Love the moon shots, seems you're getting the hang of the phone after dark (sounds like not a lot else to do :))


Who's that idiot in the red and the wannabe sherpa?

Thought it was best to recruit back-up, boi Jeff. I know you're busy catching fish nowadays and besides, you're not getting any younger! :smile2:
 

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nice photo's. 7lb of rag ! what are the mortage rates these days ? if i get a tenners worth they normally weigh more than i catch lol,
 

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Haven't done that much fishing since lockdown. That which I have done, has mostly been spent fishing big baits in search of a big Bass, well it hasn't worked so far. The best I've seen is boi Jeff's 6lbr, while my best hasn't even made 4lb. However it's been fun trying and meeting up with old friends including Stew, Miles and Vince. Seen some wonderful sights, that I probably wouldn't have seen if I'd not gone fishing.

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Always good to be out trying even if the fish don't show, I'm used to it now :roflpuke:
 

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nice photo's. 7lb of rag ! what are the mortage rates these days ? if i get a tenners worth they normally weigh more than i catch lol,

7lb of rag is between 3.5 of us (.5 cos Mike can't get there until halfway through the session :rolleyes:) The crabs there are ravenous boi.
 

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Great photos...and not a ting in sight ;)

If one does turn up Tim, it goes straight back out on a running ledger. Though I have observed that for some unknown reason, I'm catching very few on double squid or whole Cuttlefish on a 6/0 pennel? :thumbsdown:
 

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Beautiful photos Alan, just stunning, and some bass. Tight lines the big girls will come out to play

Great to hear from you Gavin, I trust you and Rose are keeping well.

Yes agreed, I believe the big gal is out there. Effectively I'm only fishing for two bites all summer, one from a Stinger, the other from Great Grandma Bass. :geek:
 
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