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Well 1.30am, and I was wide awake. The car was already loaded, ready for a 4am start. But what the heck. I got up at 2.20 and was on the beach in St Leonards at about 2.45am. A lovely clear night, the moon was just disappearing to the west, there was a slight breeze and it was a touch on the chilly side. Low tide had gone at 1.15. I planned to fish till high at 7am.
Two rods set up, rod 1, 3 hook flapper size 2's and 5 day old lug. On rod 2, pulley rig 2/0 and fresh lug. Although it was dark you could see that the sea was very flat, so to be honest I wasn't expecting anything fantastic. A few hours fresh air before too many people got up, and a fish or 2 would be adequate.
I didn't have to wait long for the first bites, a few minutes in fact on rod 1, a double of small ting. That was the blank out of the way, Hope not too many ting came in. A few minutes more and a much more positive bite on the same rod, and a double of ting and a codlet,

Dont mind getting the codlets for the next few hours. Not the best of piccies, but my fingers were so bloody cold. Cast back out, poured a nice hot coffee and found my gloves. Ahhhh!!!! Thats better. And so it continued with the ting and 3 more codlets. Then a treble of a flounder and 2 ting,

Half five-ish and daylight was on its way, and the bites were slowing down. A few colins were all I was getting now and the occasional ting.
Half six and the sun poked its head above the horizon,

I gave it till 7. I'd had a lovely 4 and a bit hours, plenty of fish, all small, codlet, rockling, ting and the flounder. It had been a very peaceful few hours, apart from the fox screaming its sodding head off and one stage and frightening the doo-dahs out of me!! I hadn't seen a sole, Went home had a quick cuppa with the wife and then sent her off to work.

Tight Lines

Paul
 

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A nice little session there and good variety of species - I'm planning an evening/night session this Saturday, probably Normans bay as I've heard there's a few dogfish coming up there and I need one for my species list.
 
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A nice little session there and good variety of species - I'm planning an evening/night session this Saturday, probably Normans bay as I've heard there's a few dogfish coming up there and I need one for my species list.
Hoping to get out friday afternoon and into evening myself at normans bay. And like you I need a dogfish for the species list!!
 
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Reading your post you have just described the perfect fishing experience, the only thing that would make it better would be something bigger maybe, and tea instead of coffee, apart from that i could happily complete a session like that and make my way to the pearly gates, rod in hand and a smile on my face. I've heard in heaven god tells you all the best spots to fish and supplies the best bait a creator of the universe can, stocks of bass no smaller than 25lb literally jump on the hooks themselves.......sigh, time for my medication already ? ?
 

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Reading your post you have just described the perfect fishing experience, the only thing that would make it better would be something bigger maybe, and tea instead of coffee, apart from that i could happily complete a session like that and make my way to the pearly gates, rod in hand and a smile on my face. I've heard in heaven god tells you all the best spots to fish and supplies the best bait a creator of the universe can, stocks of bass no smaller than 25lb literally jump on the hooks themselves.......sigh, time for my medication already ? ?
totally agree. makes for a good night session. I love the ones in summer when you can fish from dusk til dawn... well done on spread of fish. Again it why we do it.
 

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Reading your post you have just described the perfect fishing experience, the only thing that would make it better would be something bigger maybe, and tea instead of coffee, apart from that i could happily complete a session like that and make my way to the pearly gates, rod in hand and a smile on my face. I've heard in heaven god tells you all the best spots to fish and supplies the best bait a creator of the universe can, stocks of bass no smaller than 25lb literally jump on the hooks themselves.......sigh, time for my medication already ? ?
Thats got to be one of the best and funniest replies I have ever had on one of my threads. Brilliant!!!!!
 

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i had two dogfish last night paulo one around 1 1/2lb mark, they were ignoring worm and hitting macky baits. Got thirty sandeel for a try later tonight, gonna whack them over the bar and try my luck for an early ray you never know :victory::victory:
 

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i had two dogfish last night paulo one around 1 1/2lb mark, they were ignoring worm and hitting macky baits. Got thirty sandeel for a try later tonight, gonna whack them over the bar and try my luck for an early ray you never know :victory::victory:
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three dogfish a bass and a small thrornback not bad for two hours and not a worm in sight!!!
all at distance on fish baits
Hi Fishylee, was that at Pevensey or Normans Bay?
 

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Great report and a great session. I'm itching to get out again. Some plaice would be great
 
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Hi Paul
I thought I was the only one that got up before he went to bed and went fishing! Great pics as usual and well done on a few fish. Er..........Dogfish had one on each of last 3 sessions, 2 at seaford, rag n squid and one at Shorhorrhan, big bunch of rag.
Good luck Friday, I am getting up very early to surprise Dawn on Saturday morning !
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Fishy, (this is not a dig in any way!!) When you say at distance what are you talking? 100? 150? more?
Ie , distance a mortal angler can achieve? lol
 

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I mean at distance ie over 100yards, i was actually half emptying an abu 6500 so around 130-140yards mate. single bait shortish rig compact. Im a mere mortal as you put it, with a good technique most people can put a bait 100yards, my other half can do it and shes only 5'2!!
just taught her a good technique and found a rod that works for her, and its not a 15ft monster either!
 
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