Sunday 16 June 2013

Dan the man makes a return, Smoothies and Bass

Nice little report here from Dan fishing in Luce Bay. He's not been out for a couple of years,  not lost his touch ! But Dan, stick to four wheels ,it's usually safer!

Conditions were decent, coloured sea, decent south westerly blow. Setting up at a low tide mark on the west side in the morning. Between showing Louis how to bait, cast and generally fish I managed an early bass and a few doggies, with a couple of doggies going his way.

The tide turned and the bites were a bit slow, so we moved to another area on the East side for the rise and after a slow first hour it turned a bit hectic! 

6-7 smoothhounds (including one common around 5lbs, two starries at 7lbs), around 20 dogs and a coalie and constant bites made things quite busy. The rain was heavy and skipping across the rocks was interesting!
Anyway, a good day's fishing, plans to camp were scrubbed as we were both soaked, but I'm planning to get back soon. It was an eye-opener for Louis to fish into the teeth of the howling wind and rain but he did ok without a complaint despite only having trainers on and being frozen.