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Bristol Channel PB,s

Postby skatenchips » 29 Nov 2017, 22:23


well after wasting days on end along chesil in recent weeks I thought I would chance it over on the Bristol Channel,a 2 hour early doors trip saw me arrive @ Portishead slipway around 7am,like this mark for Thornies but the target for today might also turn up having had small codlets from here before.


I had treated myself to a pair of shimano Power Aero 14000,s XSB reels and this was their first day out,what a start, after a steady bite I was soon playing a lovely Thornie,set the clutch easy and as It kited across the slipway there was a comforting click from the clutch.....very smooth reels so that was one christened..........


1st cast on double calamari squidly on a pulley pennel saw my PB Thornie from the channel
@ 9lb 10oz......

after leaving half a dozen rigs as payment on the snaggy seabed it didn't get any better as I could not buy another bite,so after fishing 2 down 1 up I was offski to Reelfun in Portishead to see Steve,lovely fella who has always sorted me some top bait,i got some Blow Lug and a few Rag .....
I took a quick look @ Battery Point but could not get on my favourite spot so drove 30 mins north to
Severn Beach my other favourite slipway venue......


once on the slipway I just wanted to fish 3 up before heading home before dark,big lug bait on one rod and double squid tipped with Blow lug on was snag city as my first casts met with certain death as I could not shift the pulley pennel rigs dammit.....


I dropped the next double squid about 40yds and a quick nag to er indoors was cut short as some serious nodding on the rod tip followed by a proper drop back saw me playing a proper Piggy it plodded around in front of me and knowing the rox in front of me I was worried it would snag.....after a bit more faffing about with the clutch setting was ready......
The next wave saw me drag my biggest Cod from the Bristol Channel shoreline @ 15lb 4oz

absolutely over the moon......I have not been to the channel for a season or two and todays coddy
was long over due.........ok again nothing else showed up so I called it a day around HW.


3 hours in the evening traffic and I was home with my prize.

so my visit to the channel saw a PB Thornback from the venue and my best ever Cod from any shoreline
a day to remember !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Plus I christened both new reels and am so far happy with their performance.

well chuffed.

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Re: Bristol Channel PB,s

Postby BigBadCol » 29 Nov 2017, 22:39

Well done Gazza a fantastic PB
I fished here years ago with my dad whe n I was a nipper but have never been again as I don’t know the area.
Well done indeed.

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Re: Bristol Channel PB,s

Postby billbob » 29 Nov 2017, 22:43

Well done. That is a fish that we all dream of catching but few of us do. Again really well done.
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Re: Bristol Channel PB,s

Postby Shane ousby » 29 Nov 2017, 22:56

There you that's how it's done....great report gazza we'll done on your PBs :champ: :clap:we'll deserved :thumb:
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Re: Bristol Channel PB,s

Postby sharpey » 29 Nov 2017, 23:33

Top angling again Gazza, congratulations mate. Superb fish.

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Re: Bristol Channel PB,s

Postby shacky » 30 Nov 2017, 00:02

Fantastic Gazza :clap: 2 PB’s and nearly 26lbs of fish, awesome well done :thumb: It will be hard to beat christening reels like that again. Super job and worth the trip :cheer: :gp:
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Re: Bristol Channel PB,s

Postby liphook » 30 Nov 2017, 06:43

Well done Gaz :champ: That sir is a proper cod :yeah2: :gp:
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Re: Bristol Channel PB,s

Postby pros » 30 Nov 2017, 10:11

Fantastic, well done.
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Re: Bristol Channel PB,s

Postby rob f » 30 Nov 2017, 10:33

Well done on the PB and a cracking session :clap: :clap: :champ:
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Re: Bristol Channel PB,s

Postby Rushy » 30 Nov 2017, 20:45

Superb Gazza, well done mate :clap: :clap:

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