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Up early….what a lovely day. The sun shining, temperature climbing, I checked my gear, bait and provisions for the day, packed the car up and headed of to a great mark down in West Cornwall.

First time I haven’t packed the floaty jacket this year, just a t-shirt, and fleece. By the time I parked the car and walked across the fields to the mark, I was really working up a sweat.

Climbed down the north face of the eiger….(well it feels like it)

Sky Bedrock Wood Mountain Formation

To face this….. the last bit

Sky Water Bedrock Terrain Wood

And then confronted with this fantastic mark.

Water Sky Azure Plant Bedrock

Set up my rods with standard pulley rigs and baited one with macky the other with rag/macky combos.
First cast a good slack line which resulted in this…..

Terrestrial animal Soil Wing Tail Bedrock

Then the other rod which produced another……

All in all 4 dogs and a few small wrasse and then it went quiet for a couple of hours so I leant back and relaxed in the afternoon sunshine, periodically changing my baits.
I was just nodding off when the ratchet went on one of the rods, springing me into action like some mad automaton…..I struck the run still in drag mode….zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz….my reel was screaming and the fish was still trying to make a spirited getaway. Finally put the reel into gear and reeled in a lovely Pollack….

Fish Marine biology Salmon-like fish Fin Ray-finned fish

Then another screamer….(awake now)…..put the reel into gear and wound in another……

This one went 2lb 10oz. Followed by 4 more.

Well by now it was 6.30pm so I packed up my gear and started my mega climb back up the eiger and across the fields to round off what was a lovely, memorable day.

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Excellent report Tony!! Sounds like a great days fishing!!! I went spinning today off Clodgy, but only caught a couple of Snakeys!!

Definitely think a little float fish might be a goer this week!



Cliff Dangler
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Good report and nice to see photos as well. That sounds like a whole lot of fun. Having fished rocks off the south coast on Tuesday I think I might be doing a bit of Eiger climbing myself.
I had to deal with a multitude of chav kids (Sgt. Rocks maccy post sprung immediately to mind) who upon catching a small male ballan wrasse were screaming for it to be sacrificed.

"Kill it... stamp on it"

I managed to get to the fish and showed them how to handle it and safely unhook it and return it. The same little ****s were pulling off roof tiles from a nearby building and throwing them at the elderly 30 minutes later.

Needless to say it sort of ruined an otherwise productive session and I will be hiking far further afield in the near future.

There's a lot to be said for a bit of solitude...
... and enforced national service for youth who become a burden to society (but thats a completely different debate :) )

Nice one Tony
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