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Slowing down?

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After a couple of very busy weeks on the bass front, I was hoping for more of the same this week and with perfect weather forecast, I couldn鈥檛 wait to get out again. With the tides building, I expected Thursday to be the most productive night, but I certainly wasn鈥檛 going to pass up the chance to fish on Tuesday night first 馃槃. As I expected on the smaller tide, the numbers of the previous few weeks had definitely thinned out a bit, but I was still fortunate to land another brace of silvers. First off was a small fish of 33cm, then just as dusk began to fall, I was fortunate to improve on that with a better fish of 54cm, my first of the year on the mighty Mishna 馃槉.


I hoped this might be just the start of a decent evening鈥檚 sport but strangely, as darkness proper fell things went very quiet 馃槦. I persevered for another 2 and a half hours but no more bites came, and so with a second session planned in less than 48 hours, I called it a night at a sensible time, just after midnight 馃榿.



Thursday evening soon came around, and by 19:00 I was back at the same place once more and ready for round 2. I started off walking along the shore, pausing occasionally for a few casts at any likely looking spots and I had only made a few casts at my second stop of the evening, when my lure was smashed barely a few meters out from the rod-tip 馃槷. Rather than attempt to run with its meal to deeper water, the attacker just thrashed about on the spot for 30 seconds or so, and I knew immediately that it wasn鈥檛 a bass which had taken a shine to my lure. Sure enough, as soon as I had got the culprit under control and I began drawing it towards shore, I could see that it was in fact a nice sea trout of 50cm 馃コ.


After such a great catch I couldn鈥檛 move on straight away, so I stayed in the same place for another 15 minutes, but when no more bites were forthcoming, I moved off along the shore again. Half an hour later and I had arrived at the place I intended to fish up to high water, and 10 minutes or so later my lure was hit again. Sadly the hook didn鈥檛 hold, but it was good to know there were fish out there. With my confidence boosted I carried on and soon after this, my lure was well and truly smashed! This time there was no doubting the identity of the attacker as almost immediately after grabbing my lure, it began tail-walking right across in front of me 馃槻. After doing this a couple of times the sea trout resorted to swimming rapidly backwards and forward thought the weed in front of me, but thankfully by a miracle, it didn鈥檛 get tangled in the cabbage. Eventually I managed to get the fish under control and by walking slowly back to the shore with my rod held high, I safely landed the second sea trout of the evening, a slightly bigger fish this time of 52cm 馃ぉ.


Now I鈥檝e only ever caught 2 sea trout in a session on 1 previous occasion, but with several more hours of fishing to go, I couldn鈥檛 help but wonder if I might be able to beat that 馃 but unfortunately it wasn鈥檛 to be.

As dusk approached, things did begin to look up slightly and I finally managed to catch my first bass of the evening, a modest fish of 43cm 馃憤,


but the trout were nowhere to be seen.

Once more, as darkness descended sport died off completely and I barely heard any more sounds of life for the rest of the evening 馃槬. I tried everything I could think of to tempt a fish into another attack but they just weren鈥檛 interested and I finally called it a night at 00:15.

So it appears that the fishing could finally be slowing down, but I鈥檓 not ready to move on just yet. I鈥檒l be back in the same general area again next week, but if the bass are scarce again, I鈥檒l still be more than happy with another hard fighting sea trout or two 馃槈.
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A beautiful ST on display there Andy. Well dangled Sir and thoroughly deserved for your efforts.
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Lovely job, well done to you Andy

Tight lines mate
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nice catch ;)
never had seatrout at the coast , well some on the river when fishing for asp
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Superb as always 馃憤馃徎
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Great fishing Andy, lovely pair of trout there and some decent Bass.
SD
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Mint Andy, as always,,,
Sea trout,, love um,,, one of my favourite by catch.......
Great start to your season so far,, long may it continue for you....
Cheers
Mark
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Cheers for the replies all 馃憤.

Conditions are looking good for the rest of the week at least, so hopefully the bass and trout will be out to play again 馃槈.
Another great report and some stunning fish as well. Can I ask what you got the STs on?
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Well done Andy!
Nice pics and good to see the usual culprit lures you use, nailing the fish.

"Slowing down!"..... it's still stationary here!?!?
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Great report, lovely trout there.
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Well done Andy!
Nice pics and good to see the usual culprit lures you use, nailing the fish.

"Slowing down!"..... it's still stationary here!?!?
Defo nothing tidy showing in south wales yet, god damn I wish I lived in North wales 馃槅
I'm jealous of that seatrout! Stunning fish.
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Thanks again gents 馃槈.

Another great report and some stunning fish as well. Can I ask what you got the STs on?
I caught one of the sea trout took a Sunslicker Primus and the other on a Ruf Manic.
Thanks again gents 馃槈.



I caught one of the sea trout took a Sunslicker Primus and the other on a Ruf Manic.
Nice, a friend of mine has had one on a primus recently as well. I've never had one out of the salt and I'm desperate to put that right. Thanks for sharing 馃憤
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