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Seagull for lunch

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I've not been fishing for a while (apart from few hours in Eastbourne whilst my wife was running a marathon - blank). So I set out today for a bit of exercise and to try out my new casting cannon on my Sandstorm. Lots of weed on the beach when I arrived, and nobody else there.

Cloud Water Sky Surf fishing Beach

Didn't get on too well with the casting cannon which is strange as the one on my Penn beachcaster works really well. I suspect the problem is my timing, as the Sandstorm is much stiffer, I suspect my release previously was due to the force of the line on my finger rather than me actually timing the release. So a bit more practice required.

No sign of fish, apart from this

Terrestrial animal Tail Landscape Beak Soil

Highlight of the day was watching a peregrin falcon chase and catch a small gull. He caught it about 100m out to sea and dropped it on the beach about 50m from me but the gull managed to escape. A real coincidence was that when I was unpacking the car, a sparrow hawk swooped down my drive chasing a pidgeon - that got away too.
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Good effort Gareth. I thought at first you were going to say you'd caught a gull. Bad luck for the peregrine and the sparrow hawk too.
I remember trying a casting canon when I first changed to fixed spool reels.
I didn't like the lack of feel on the finge.feeling the max point of rod compression to trigger release is somewhat comforting.
That Blonde ray egg case is good to see.
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Great to be out in the fresh air Gareth....
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