Wednesday, 24 July 2013

A new topper for my box..........

I picked up a new topper for my box last week, which I hope will prove to be a catcher:

86mm & 13g in a pretty mullet pattern (the new smaller size Z-Claw "Phelps"). I think this little fella may fill the gap between a standard Z-Claw and some of my smaller toppers when the conditions are as calm as they have been recently (well that's the theory anyway).

I picked mine up at Chesil Bait n Tackle ( ) - seriously nice people & a shop very well worth a visit if you are in the area.
I'm hoping to get another sneaky trip in this week to test out the "Phelps".
That's all folks......tightest lines.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

A Dorset Quickie.

Just back in from a night down in Dorset where the conditions have been difficult of late (although there seems to be a good stamp of fish down that way with several biggies being caught.

The fishing was tough (no wind, weed etc.) but we managed 11 fish. I suspect if the conditions had been slightly different (note different & not necessarily better) we would have bagged up.

Nice haircut lad!
Late night schoolie.
Not much else to report (but I hope to get out & land another fish or two later this week).

Be good & tight lines!

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Fishing in Pembrokeshire gin............

Just back from a week in Pembrokeshire, where the weather was great for a family holiday (not fantastic for bassing but you cant have it all...). The tides were small and as you can see in the pictures below, the water was very very clear, coupled with a lack of wind & water movement I knew I was up to a challenge.

Could almost be the Caribbean.

There`s water if you look closely - honest!

I have to admit that I struggled the first couple of days, but when I did manage to locate them I did reasonably well with up to 13 fish in a session (up to 55cm so no real monsters). The fish I was catching seemed to be good little fighters & I even had some trebles and split rings trashed by the fish.

The fish were a fighting this year.

Bright shiny lures did the trick.

One of 10 fish landed for 12 casts.

I managed to catch up with Ricky & Rhod while I was there (always fun), but to the end of the week the wind turned East & the fishing seemed to drop off.

Ricky on a rock.

Despite only having fished a few short sessions (trying to avoid that pesky sun) we had a fantastic family holiday to boot & fun was had by all.

Fantastic scenery.

Beautiful sunsets (thanks to Mitch for the pic).

Another Pembs bass.

I ended up just short of 30 fish (& took a Swiss bloke called Rico out, who managed to land 5 bass off the top on his first bass lure session ever - his face was priceless).

Anyway its good to be back catching bass (thanks for your patience to those who actually follow this blog).

Next weeks dilemma is going to be the choice of fishing Dorset or perhaps Pembrokeshire again - time for me to take a quick look at the weather & surf sites to try and make some sensible decision (which of course would be a first for me lol)......

Catch you all soon - tight lines.