Mark just texted - a nice fish of 75cm...........looks a stonker!
Well done Mark!
Now why don't I catch fish like that? lol.
Friday, 28 September 2012
Wednesday, 26 September 2012
Just back in from a Dorset trip with Rob Staigis which turned out to be a blast despite the usual weather issues (this time we were blessed with the tail end of a hurricane & a months worth of rain in a day!).
On arrival conditions were actually pretty good & we sat off to Chesil where Rob managed to bag a schoolie on his second cast in England. Despite the other boys all catching a fist full of fish, I managed a spectacular blank.
As we had caught there the previous day we headed to some rocks again & Joe managed 6 fish in a row on arrival but the fishing seemed to die off as the wind swung East.Last day found us on Chesil with pure East wind (gusts to a savage 50+ mph with enough rain to drown a town). We did manage a couple of fish but the going was extremely tough!
All in all it was a big fun trip, although the average size could have been better (we caught probably around 60 fish between us despite the conditions) and it was fantastic to swap tips & tactics with Rob who introduced us to a couple of lures which worked very well in Dorset (perhaps not the patterns we would usually use but proved to be fish catchers for Rob).
Tight lines you bassers…………..
Wednesday, 19 September 2012
Sunday, 2 September 2012
Well my Stellas are back home after their service & one has received new internals to the sum of 150€. Below you can see the bits & pieces that were changed due to oxidisation.
In defence of Shimano I must admit this reel was well under water a couple of times & not cleaned afterwards (note to myself to be a bit more careful in future).
Let this be a lesson to me :)