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As smoooooth as you like, when the South wind blows

Postby BigBadCol » 13 Jun 2013, 15:55

Ok so I wasn't going to go fishing but I thought what the hell, I'm off, I have a few frozen crab, and today is my last day off for a while. I text Andy Tatch to see if he was off (alas he wasn't, no good Dave I knew he was working so a solo mission it was). Hi tide was @ 0758hrs and 5.5m I said to myself if I wake up at 0230hrs then I would definitely get off fishing :banghead: Surprisingly I was waiting for 0230 to come round so mission was on.
I arrived at my chosen venue :whistle: (the public secret beach) just after sunrise about 0445hrs. I was very surprised to see no other cars parked there cos it looked bob on for a fish or 2 a brisk SE wind and next to no swell or surf. I had decided to head to the mark we all fished Friday night, Saturday. I was set up and in the water by 0515hrs. That when a nice relaxing morning on the beach turned into the busiest 6hrs I've ever had on the east coast even my 2 day sesh where I hammered a few cod out in January didn't compare to this morning :doh:
As I turned around to get my 2nd rod out my 1st rod bounced back almost out the rest I quickly caught up with this little beauty.
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a few oz's over 5lb. I quickly re-baited and chucked it out. This time I managed to actually get the 2nd rod out and as I was putting the reel on the 1st rod bent and kept bending, bloody weed I thought :sos:
however as I got about 50yds out the old rod tip was banging and I let whatever it was take a bit of line, soon after my 2nd Starry of just over 8lb (my new PB) beached.
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My face had started to ache now due all the smiling i was doing ;D. I quickly re-baited and cast out again. This time I had time to finish setting the 2nd rod up and have a drink. :D but not for long as my now 2nd rod bent over and sprung back, again about 20yds out and this fish went for a swim (to feel them scream of like that is awesome and I kinda got caught up in the feeling and played it for a while, however due to a used error my bloody leader parted company and so did the fish :'( Not to be put off I put a new reel on and cast out again, about 1/2 the distance I had been casting just to see what was about. I was rewarded more or less immediately with a smashing bite which produced this;
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So I've been here about an hour and a half now and 3 smoothies on the bank and one lost. I was a happy chappy, even if I caught no more then I would be going home a happy man. I lost a couple of sets of gear to that horrible fine weed that takes ages to get off but I was still busy catching. the next chap to come along was this
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And still the fish kept coming
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All around the 3-5lb mark

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A nice common of about 3lb
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That's not all of em I was just to busy and wanted to get them in the water asap. Things went quiet about 1100hrs and I only had 1 1/2 crabs left so I had 2 more casts which again resulted in a common and a starry.

I was glad as it had been a busy morning and I'm out for a birthday party tonight. As you can see a top session for me and one I'll not forget in a hurry. For those of you who know Honey, she never stops however even she was tired of chasing me.
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She never lies down on the beach lol.

Rigs used straight forward fixed 1 hook paternosters with 1/2 a frozen crab thrown at all ranges from my max of 60yds :bleh: to 1/2 that.
Hope you've enjoyed reading as much as I enjoyed the session. I ended up with 12 altogether a good mix of Common (new pb 5lb)and Starry (new pb 8lb)

Cheers

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As smoooooth as you like, when the South wind bolws

Postby sharpey » 13 Jun 2013, 16:56

Wow !! What a great session that was..!! Well done matey..!! Cheers for the report and pics!
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Re: As smoooooth as you like, when the South wind bolws

Postby dabcatcher » 14 Jun 2013, 12:22

sounds like a great session :clap:

the beach won't be so quiet when the news gets out :fishing:
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Re: As smoooooth as you like, when the South wind bolws

Postby Rushy » 14 Jun 2013, 20:26

That's a tremendous session by anyone's standards :clap: plenty of fish to keep you busy there, top angling! :thumb:

Great report & pics and thanks for sharing :gp:
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Re: As smoooooth as you like, when the South wind bolws

Postby mark2 » 14 Jun 2013, 21:33

well done ..right place, right time, right bait, not jealous, much. good report and great pics too
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Re: As smoooooth as you like, when the South wind bolws

Postby john pie » 15 Jun 2013, 09:30

:thumb: Fantastic busy sesh there with some cracking fish .......Can't beat day's like that shame there are'nt more of them .....Well done tho you and Honey.....

:gp: & pic's.....Thnx for sharing.
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Re: As smoooooth as you like, when the South wind blows

Postby daley » 16 Jun 2013, 18:37

a very good session there :clap: when the smoothies are about they are in big numbers. great sport too.
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