Sunday, June 2, 2013

All the ducks lined up!

Its not often they all line up, but they did today. We sailed, with Royal Tottington SAC, from Bury, on a 10 hour offshore wreck trip this morning, encountering calm seas with a light air from the north west. Perfect size tides too so the drift would not be too fast.  The ebb tide carried us down to the west and we tried a couple of wrecks but the fishing was a little slow with a few small pollack.

We ventured a little further out and our new spot produced 4 nice pollack to 7lb on the first drift. Consistent fishing saw pollack falling to many different artificials, notably 6 inch white sidewinders having the edge. The fishing fell away as the ebb slacked so we moved further out again. The final wreck gave the best fishing of the day, over low water, with 5-6 fish a drift not uncommon. The lads ended up with well over 100 pollack up to 8 lb with the main stamp of fish between 3 and 6lb.

A long steam home, carrying back the flood, in the sunshine, went by quickly as the lads busied themselves filleting their catch.

Great fishing, weather and a good bit of banter thrown in, a day that will be hard to beat, thanks lads.

Reports from inshore today tell of an early showing of tope with one of 30lb landed on another charter boat from Conwy.

We have still not caught one mackerel yet, as water temperatures still struggle to reach 10 degrees, but hopefully they will arrive soon.

I have space for one on a two day Isle of Man trip 30th June - 1st July,  £165,  including Band B, if anyone fancies a short angling break.

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