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I had a couple of hours available today to fish somewhere and with Pen being the closest and only my 2nd sesson this year, I wasn't gonna miss it.
Fished 11.00 till 1.00 pm around high tide at the sailing club.
Fished only one rod with 1up 1down rig, bait was lug, squid and sandeel.
Fish caught, 2 whiting, 1 doggy, 2 flatty's and a mackeral.
Surprised at the mackeral though, it took the bottom hook as I was reeling to re-bait and cast out again, think the silver floating bead on the snood took its attention, it was hooked in the mouth as at first I thought it was foul hooked.
Put on some feathers for a few cast but no others mackies about.
All fish returned including the mackie which I shook off allowing it to find its mates ... :fish:.

Its about time I got out and posted a report ... :thumbs:

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Well done Coastman, that's very good going for Pen in daylight :notworthy.

Thanks for the report and I hope it's not too long before you get out fishing again :thumbs:.
 

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Well done on the fish sounds like you enjoyed it As I do every time I am on the beach :thumbs:
I always love going fishing, I just have to do it more often.
Tried some new line and rigs with different clips, just being out is great.
Thanks for the reply ... :thumbs:

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Hey! Good for you fella!!

I thought it was just me, but I often get mackerel going for the lower hooks when reeling in, especially if there's some "bling" on it.

Glad you enjoyed yourself and thanks for the report :)
 

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Hey! Good for you fella!!

I thought it was just me, but I often get mackerel going for the lower hooks when reeling in, especially if there's some "bling" on it.

Glad you enjoyed yourself and thanks for the report :)
Cheers Wobbler72 ... :thumbs:
 

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Well in Coasty,good to see you out again.I havnt picked a rod up for two years now! afraid the Wildfowling bug has gripped me again and I spend all my free time out on the marsh and saltings.
May be tempted out to try the Deganwy codling at the end of the month if this rain ever stops putting fresh water in there.
Take care bud.
 

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May be tempted out to try the Deganwy codling at the end of the month if this rain ever stops putting fresh water in there.
Good luck with that Tony :thumbs:, I'll look forward to hearing how you get on.

It won't be much longer on the lures for me now before I get back to bait fishing through the winter then I may see you there and who knows, I might actually catch sumthing for a change :laugh:.
 

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Well in Coasty,good to see you out again.I havnt picked a rod up for two years now! afraid the Wildfowling bug has gripped me again and I spend all my free time out on the marsh and saltings.
May be tempted out to try the Deganwy codling at the end of the month if this rain ever stops putting fresh water in there.
Take care bud.
Tony,
Good to hear from you.
Might join you at Deganwy when the codling start to show and rain stops (if it ever does). I'll make sure I bring my wellies this time.
Cheers Coastman ... :thumbs:
 

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Great envy! Glad you were out and that you caught. This bottom-feeding mackeral I suppose is not that unusual given that a bait fish shoal has to go somewhere when its been smashed up in the water.
Swelleyman,
I was a bit surprised with the time of the year than it taking my glittery bottom snood. There was a couple of council workers in a van watching me feathering, and if they knew anything about fishing, can imagine their chat. Look at that numpty feathering for mackies at this time of the year, bet he dosen't catch any ... :bleh:.
Saying that I did catch one off Llandwyn Island about mid October some 3 years ago, maybe its like a drinker staying for last orders then after time.

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Well done on the fish Coastman and glad to hear you haven't lost the nack of catching fish. I hope you get to wet a line more often as I think your last report was in 1979 lol.
STB,
So long ago, thought I might have forgotten which end of the rod to hold, guess all sea magazines and the reports on here has kept me updated.
I even remembered to wash down my reels and bits and bobs, even though it was only used for 2 hours ... :yeah:
I was even tempted to have a bash at some fresherwater fishing near where I live, just to get out and wet a line, but when I took out the size 20 spade ends, thought sod that, I could'nt bloody see them, never mind tie them onto 2lb hooklength ... :laugh:

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Know exactly where you are coming from re: tiny hooks! I always buy them ready tied and let the hard men with good eyesight tie their own! One good thing about small hooks - they don't need much bait so what ever you've got lasts longer! Anyway what do watchers know about species? When you read about what and when the lurists catch these days almost all species, well some anyway, seem to stay around through the year. So the 'traditional' gluts of some species may wellbe caused my migratory behaviour but perhaps some are 'locals' and prefer to 'hang around'!
 
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