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I thought I’d better take some along bait today, North Norfolk had a good stir up this week and that means some colour. There’s an offshore mark on my “things to do list” the tides were way too big today really so I fished inshore for a while, with no luck, waiting for the slack. Then as the water slowed I upped anchor and went for it.
Before the ebb got too strong I had several drifts over the mark and had a few macks.
I was really chuffed with this one but lost another which was about the same size.

After about 4-5 drifts it got hard work to paddle back and very time consuming because I was down to 1 knot against the water. I got bloody hot as well, I needed a break and a drink so the anchor went down again and the bait came out.
I used double calamari on 5/0 hooks. First fish, a dark codling.

Then some more fish to go back, all on the double squid.

I had about 5 small bass then this wrasse on rag…

…then another.

As tide was reaching its peak there were huge eddies on the surface and boat was moving about a bit.

Then this beauty, on the squid again. It weighed 10lb on the kayak scales, my first double.

 

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Thats a cracking report mate, and cracking fish to boot, 10lb bass what a fish...........

No doubt I've asked you before, but what FF model do you have there? just bought my drysuit so I'm gong to have to start saving the pennys again.........
 

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good report there MR PINKFOOT:thumbs:
well done on all the fish....
water looks nice and clear....
 

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great report there and cracking bass
wish i had a yak now as i know a mark about 1/4 mile off shore thats holds these lunkers a lot of the time but u cant get to it without a yak or small boat never mind lol
 

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Nice going there PF, bet that bass went a bit in the tide.

You're doing well up that way, nice sized mackie (go well on the BBQ that) and some of the best wrasse I've ever seen around this way topped off with a lump of a bass.
 

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Thats a mean session there mate!! a nice mixed bag polished off with clouting bass made all the better by an unusual day of fine weather!
 

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Thats a cracking report mate, and cracking fish to boot, 10lb bass what a fish...........

No doubt I've asked you before, but what FF model do you have there? just bought my drysuit so I'm gong to have to start saving the pennys again.........

cheers mate,

Its a Humminbird 363 which is a basic GPS/fishfinder combo.
 

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Nice going there PF, bet that bass went a bit in the tide.

You're doing well up that way, nice sized mackie (go well on the BBQ that) and some of the best wrasse I've ever seen around this way topped off with a lump of a bass.
Thanks Scott, yes it went like hell, it was a while before I could even start pulling it in against the tide. I'm just glad I was using a 20lb rod.
 

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Well done on a cracking double figure bass. You had a really good session today, great report Pinkfoot.
good report there MR PINKFOOT:thumbs:
well done on all the fish....
water looks nice and clear....
great report there and cracking bass
wish i had a yak now as i know a mark about 1/4 mile off shore thats holds these lunkers a lot of the time but u cant get to it without a yak or small boat never mind lol
Thats a mean session there mate!! a nice mixed bag polished off with clouting bass made all the better by an unusual day of fine weather!
Many thanks chaps, bass are one species that I've struggled with on the yak, finding a good mark seems to be the key.
 

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Bl**dy h*ll.
What a session.
Pinkfoot you truly are yak angler supreme.
That bass is a clonker, hats off to you bud.

I cant even imagine the organizational skills needed to pull that off, holding position, baiting, casting, playing fish, storage, photography, inclement weather, safety, etc etc etc.
Phew, hard work and well desrved fish.
 
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