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Cod Corner 9th Jan

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Cod Corner 9th Jan

Postby Rushy » 09 Jan 2014, 22:32

Catching all these small codling was starting to get a bit tedious, so myself and SteveG decided on a bit of road trip to try and find a better fish. The first choice to make was whether to go North to Cumbria or South to the Mersey ??? as we'd fished Bootle the other evening we decided on a trip to the Mersey...

The next decision was whereabouts on the Mersey ??? after consulting the great and the good (Big Kev) we narrowed it down to two choices, either Otterspool or Woodside on the wirral side of the river......

After a brief guided tour of Mariners wharf for Steve's benefit, we decided that decisions are best not made on an empty stomach so we retired to a decent restaurant and ordered a full English...as you do ;)


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clean plates naturally! ;)
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we were still umming & ahhhing when Steve remembered he'd found a dice at home his kids had been playing with and he'd put it in his pocket, so we said if we rolled an even number we would fish woodside if we rolled an odd, Otterspool. Steve was a bit heavy handed and the dice flew off the table and rolled across the floor, and when checked (on hands and knees!) it was found to have landed on a six! I said I'll roll it again, best of three seeing as the first roll was dodgy, bugger me it landed on the six again! Steve says give me a go and miraculously it landed on the six for the thrid time! :yeah2: so that was that....woodside it was, we punched the postcode in the satnav and off we went.

We'd never fished here before and weren't entirely sure we'd made it to the right spot, so we checked Joe Roberts' report and Degs' to see if the photos looked the same! :doh: :lol: :lol: :lol: it seemed right

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We'd arrived at dead low water and had the place to ourselves, we weren't sure which was the best spot or if there were any snags to avoid so took pot luck and hoped for the best. We had some fresh yellowtails leftover from the Fylde trip along with the usual frozen black, crab, mussel & squid...
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First cast produced a codling for me, unfortunately only slightly bigger than the tiddlers we'd been catching everywhere else :roll:
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On Steve's second cast he noticed he had a slackliner, so reeled in fast only to find he was stuck hard. After much cursing, pulling and heaving he managed to break free from the obstruction and felt a heavy weight which put a very good bend into his zippy. Initially we suspected he might have been pulling in part of whatever he was stuck on, but when his rig stayed deep and started fighting back we knew it was a good fish. This was the point his reel started playing up and began slipping/seizing. As he reached the bottom of the wall, I took the initiative and hand balled the fish up, which at dead low water was a helluva long way down :hurt: thankfully it was well hooked and a lovely fat codling of 3lb 6oz slapped down on the pavement, much to Steve's delight :yeah2:
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We thought that was gonna be the start of a great session, as the tide was just beginning to flood which should be the prime time for the fish to come on the feed. They did, but only small stuff was getting to the baits...
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A couple of lads set up further down from us which turned out to be Ian (dinglecodcatcher) and Shaun (Shaun1118) from wirralseafishing forum, a pair of thoroughly decent fellas who we had the craic with throughout the afternoon, very nice to meet you guys :thumb:

The weather was great too, we only had the one shower....
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Fishing wise we ended up with 9 codling apiece with just Steve's keeper and a dab for Steve, the fishing was a bit slow as we approached HW so I took the opportunity to take a few more pics of our new venue..
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Even though we only managed the one keeper cod, it was a thoroughly enjoyable day out, a new venue fished, made some new friends, target species achieved and we had a good scran (we stopped at McD's on the way home too!) :D
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Re: Cod Corner 9th Jan

Postby Jimmyjizzmo » 09 Jan 2014, 22:49

Caught my first ever sea fish at cod corner :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
Cracking venue but a bit snaggy-well done on the cod lads,great report and pics!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Cod Corner 9th Jan

Postby hughie » 09 Jan 2014, 22:58

well done Steve, nice to see a pic. of an insize codling. big fat belly as well. didn't mean that Rushy. great pics always makes a report a hundred times better.
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Re: Cod Corner 9th Jan

Postby craggers » 09 Jan 2014, 22:58

Your getting about a bit this week lads looks a good easy mark to fish plenty of :fish: for you both.
:champ: for he day Stevie g :clap: nice .
Mac Ds and a full English :nonono: :nonono: :nonono: you match men know how to look after your selfs :thumb:
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Re: Cod Corner 9th Jan

Postby Rushy » 09 Jan 2014, 23:02

craggers wrote:Your getting about a bit this week lads looks a good easy mark to fish plenty of :fish: for you both.
:champ: for he day Stevie g :clap: nice .
Mac Ds and a full English :nonono: :nonono: :nonono: you match men know how to look after your selfs :thumb:


50yds from your car, though the robbing barstewards charged £1 per hour :huan kerr: it was a bit snaggy too, we both lost a couple of sets of gear when the tide was running, not a bad venue though, easy fishing :thumb:
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Re: Cod Corner 9th Jan

Postby Pugsie » 09 Jan 2014, 23:23

Well done Steve nice to see a decent fish new venue too need to get down that way cheers for report dave [THUMBS UP SIGN]
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Re: Cod Corner 9th Jan

Postby Rushy » 09 Jan 2014, 23:27

Pugsie wrote:Well done Steve nice to see a decent fish new venue too need to get down that way cheers for report dave [THUMBS UP SIGN]


We're coming up your way on the 19th for the Silecroft open, are you fishing it pugs? I think there's 70 names down and growing, good job it's a big beach!
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Re: Cod Corner 9th Jan

Postby Pugsie » 09 Jan 2014, 23:29

Was ona bout that to dukey tonight he said its fully bucked up 70 heads
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Re: Cod Corner 9th Jan

Postby Marc » 09 Jan 2014, 23:31

Nice one :thumb: :thumb: good to see a nice sized fish :cheer: :cheer:
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Re: Cod Corner 9th Jan

Postby Rushy » 09 Jan 2014, 23:31

Pugsie wrote:Was ona bout that to dukey tonight he said its fully bucked up 70 heads


Might be worth putting your name down in case there's any drop outs? ???
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