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Apologies for the late report but due to gardening duties and PC problems I didn’t get the chance to post anything over the weekend.


As the title says I’ve managed to fit a couple of sessions in since my last report, the first of which was last Thursday night when I made the most of the last of the really calm days to head for Ty Croes to try and bag myself a ray. I also took the opportunity to meet up with a Facebook friend, Paul Jones, who I don’t think is a member on WSF but if you are Paul it was nice to meet you at last :thumbs:. Sadly the fishing wasn’t up to much and I had to make do with the usual dogs and whiting but Paul showed me how it was done with twice as many fish as me and the only ray of ray of the night, a decent specimen of 5lb 2oz :notworthy, apologies this time for the lack of a picture which is also due to the aforementioned PC problems :nonono:. Some other guys fishing nearby did see a seal make a meal of a good double figure ray but the dogs were obviously finding our baits before the rays had the chance :sad:.


The next session was on Saturday evening / night when a cancelled afternoon in the pub to watch the rugby presented Steve A and myself with an unexpected opportunity to wet a line :yeah:, sadly the south westerly winds prevented us from heading for Ty Croes again so we decided to make the most of a start in daylight to have a wander around a new area for us at Freshwater bay. It didn't take us long to find a fishy looking spot and we were fishing by 5:30, in daylight we stuck to smaller baits catching a few plump little codling and a nice shore pouting of 27cm but as darkness fell we doubled up with a second rod each fishing big baits to try for a conger. Unfortunately our bad luck with the conger this winter continued and apart from a single run to Steve we didn't see hide nor hair of one :cry:. Despite the lack of conger though we weren't bored as a steady stream of conger and the odd small codling kept us busy untill we packed in at a quarter past midnight.


So 2 sessions which didn't quite deliver what was hoped for but which were both very enjoyable with some good sport in great company :fishing:.
 

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Thanks for the report Andy:thumbs:
 

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Good report as always and an excellent size Pout [Flobber]. Very good eating they are.
 

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Thanks for an excellent report Andy sounds like plenty of fish were caught but not quite the intended species, the main thing you were catching and enjoyed it. :fishing:
 

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Hi Andy so it was YOU fishing freshwater bay was it Been wondering WHO it was,Me and Paul and my m8 were ALSO fishing the same place as YOU we were to your right............Had a similar sized pouting myself a rockling cod and a whiting and not forgetting dogs so 4 species wernt to be sniffed at..........Downwer of the night for me was dropping a Huss of around 6lb right at the bottom of the rock ARGHHHHHHHH Had 1 conger run which dropped the bait.Nige had small whitiing and a couple of Doge Paul only had some dogs

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Hi Andy so it was YOU fishing freshwater bay was it Been wondering WHO it was,Me and Paul and my m8 were ALSO fishing the same place as YOU we were to your right............Had a similar sized pouting myself a rockling cod and a whiting and not forgetting dogs so 4 species wernt to be sniffed at..........Downwer of the night for me was dropping a Huss of around 6lb right at the bottom of the rock ARGHHHHHHHH Had 1 conger run which dropped the bait.Nige had small whitiing and a couple of Doge Paul only had some dogs

Dave

Glad you guys caught a few fish but sorry to hear about the lost huss, we heard your anguished cry when it happened :laugh:.

We were pleasantly surprised at how nice a mark it is and it was a lovely night, more like a summers evening than mid March :sun:, the only down sides were the lobster pots and the strong currents that switched directions several times through the tide. How comfortable was the ledge you fished on and what were the currents like where you fished?



Did you risk parking up on the top by the lighthouse ?


No we didn't mate, we bottled it and parked down by the roundabout. We did see another car park there as we walked up the hill but I forgot to check if it was clamped there when we walked back at the end of the night :laugh:.
 
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