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Well lads I had my little prank with yous but the one who really got pranked was me:schmoll: The fish have done me big time this weekend :preachon:

Had a look out with Dave (j.v) on Friday night started at the north end of Creswell beach at 8pm not a sniff so we decided to move to Lynemouth as the wind was making life hard out on the open beach. Arrived at Lynemouth beach sheltered on the south beach sea looked spot on for a fish or two, any ways fished on until 2am not a bite again so packed up and went home. I had loads of bait left and to top things off Dave gave me all his as well, I am not a one to waste bait so I knew I had to get out and get it used up so next day (Saturday) I thought River Blyth always flatties in there odd codling and the coalies have started showing in the Tyne so they must be in the Blyth as well ......WRONG spent 8 hours fishing using 2 rods, 2 hooks desperately trying to use up bait so it never got wasted. Result 1 flatty which i am not sure what it was (pic below) all the flounders, dabs and plaice I have caught have had white undersides yet this one was identical on top and bottom. I think it’s a flounder but not 100%:g:


Any way I only got through maybe half the bait...
So today I decided I would give the castle a bash (Dunstanburgh) what a lovely day but again another blank:schmoll: had a nice day today just been up there had one cracking bite but nothing came of it good job I had ratchet on as I think my Apollo would have been gone. Tried a wee bit spinning just to see if there was anything in early not a knock also tried for some wrasse had one spell for 30 secs where I had wrasse bites but nothing came of it. Caught this crab:blink: never seen out like it,



Don’t know if this means out to the lads with crab traps but she was full of eggs under her flap seems early to me.



my bait presentation getting better aswell lol
 

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thats a spider crab that is lol first 1 i seen hehe
 

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nice pics greg m8t:)
all the crabs up here r full of eggs m8t, its heaving with them.
they must have been mating in deep water then come inshore 2 scatter
them m8t.
 

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Ahh i see. I always thought they had the eggs on them in summer lol as you can tell i know nowt. had a look for some peelers like under the wooden jetties not a thing.
 

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Spider crabs......they snip through snoods like they are cotton. Have fun if you are getting them this summer.
 

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The flounder you caught was an unusual catch Greg. Over the past decade there have been reports coming in of strange flounders caught from the Blyth area. They have the same colour on both sides and sometimes they even have eyes on their undersides, hard to believe:g: I know and honestly this is not another April fool wind up by Greg.

I am sure the scientists of the Dove marine laboratory in Cullercoats were really interested in getting a hold of some of these unusual fish to try and establish a cause to this freak of nature.

Your double sided flounder catch was the first I have heard of in a couple of years. Did you notice if it had eyes on both sides to?
Well done, I think you can add that one to your fish captures in your signature:clap3:
 

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Its eyes were normal Dave i did check as it was the only way i could establish the top from bottom. I tried to get the mud of its underside :doh: untill i realised it was its skin:unsure:
 

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Cheers lads. was nice to get out as the weather was spot on like a summers day if wind had dropped. I have completed the form for Dove marine lab to Dave
 
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