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Southbourne Dorset,Slipper Limpet Session

Postby skatenchips » 06 Oct 2014, 12:06

After 3 weeks off I was gaggin for a session and the local shop said there was a few Sole showing @ Southbourne,so armed with small Rag and Blow Lug I made me way there last night for a 2 up 2 down do at them.

Just incase I brought some Slipper Limpet I had collected the day before thinking maybe the odd bass might show.


On arrival the waves rolling in and the head on wind that I hadn't anticipated were crashing up the sand so sole were now low on the list.

Anyway,a 3 hook,size 4,s with small worm baits was cast close in over the first breakers and a Pompy looped size 1,s with Limpet and worm cast as far as.


Oh well,first cast and blank avoided as this sprightly Bass rattles all the way in on my Light Tronixpro multi tip rod,which to be honest was meant for sole fishing was outgunned really as the waves were bending the tip too much,but hey ho,it was fun battling the conditions.
anyway,he went back..!!!!!


Blimey,didn't expect this but very welcome a small slip sole which although me target hadn't thought would show in the conditions.


As HW came I had another good pull over on the light rod and thinking it was another Bass I was gob smacked to see my 1st Codling of the season and especially from Southbourne as I didn't know they were
caught from this sandy venue......1lb 6oz on Slipper Limpet.


I was bareley over the excitement of the first one when I had this one on Limpet and Lug at distance...1lb 4oz


With HW came some rain and with the conditions worsening I was gonna
bail out but this double shot of codling kept me going.


Cocktails of Limpet tipped with rag and lug seemed to be baits of choice.


a small Dab was next at distance on worm.


I couldn't bait up fast enough as bites were crazy,and as the tide dropped were was a ridge that I was losing fish on but this double shot gave me a lovely slack line bite and I was able to drag em up the sand.


with the water disappearing I only had one more and my biggest
@ 1lb 12oz but that was it,01.30am I had been the only one on the beach
all evening and had enjoyed this unexpected Codling bounty.


anyway,managed to land 9 and took these 6,and without doubt the killer edge was the Slipper Limpet so you can guess were I'm off to for a few more shell baits as soon as the rain eases off,without doubt my best nights codling fishing since moving to Dorset.

anyway what I had christened the "sands of doom" had relented and given me a terrific Autumn session.

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Re: Southbourne Dorset,Slipper Limpet Session

Postby sharpey » 06 Oct 2014, 12:27

Great session Gazza, timing spot on and lots of variety..?? Well fished sir.
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Re: Southbourne Dorset,Slipper Limpet Session

Postby grumpyppops1 » 06 Oct 2014, 12:32

Great photos great story mixture of fish.lucky sod,lol :gp:
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Re: Southbourne Dorset,Slipper Limpet Session

Postby nightfisher » 06 Oct 2014, 13:06

Great report Gazza and some really good photo,s
I look forward to the reports from further down country,they make me realise what I,m missing up here in the north west :groan: .Some good fishing down there in Dorset one of my favourite parts of the country
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Re: Southbourne Dorset,Slipper Limpet Session

Postby rob f » 06 Oct 2014, 14:58

Great photo"s and report mate . Top :fishing: :champ:
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Re: Southbourne Dorset,Slipper Limpet Session

Postby Padsta Tel » 06 Oct 2014, 16:51

Top report mate great photos :gp:
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Re: Southbourne Dorset,Slipper Limpet Session

Postby craggers » 06 Oct 2014, 17:39

A belting session Gazza ,a lovely mixed bag :thumb: now i wonder how long it will be before we see them in a recipe ??? can't wait :gp: cheers.
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Re: Southbourne Dorset,Slipper Limpet Session

Postby grandadruss » 06 Oct 2014, 20:38

Great report Gazza and a nice variety of fish.
Well fished mate :gp:
Look forward to the recipe....codling surprise :cheer: :cheer:
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Re: Southbourne Dorset,Slipper Limpet Session

Postby Seaplugger » 07 Oct 2014, 17:14

great report and pics :thumb: :thumb:

good session plenty of :fish: :fish: :fish:

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Re: Southbourne Dorset,Slipper Limpet Session

Postby bobdeniro2 » 19 Oct 2014, 14:47

Cracking session, well done :clap: :clap:
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