: Seven of usDuration
: 11am to 4pmTide
: In at 3pm or soWeather
: Strong West wind, some heavy showersBait
: Mainly Crab, some sand eel and lugRigs
: Flappers and ClipdownsResults
1st John Diamond 12 Fish 416 points
2nd Sean Ivory 10 Fish 391 points
3rd JP Molloy 10 Fish 335 Points
4th Donal Domeney 5 Fish 203 Points
5th Gordan Hardman 3 Fish 136 Points
6th Al McGrane 5 Fish 133 Points
7th Gareth Flynn 6 Fish 127 PointsReport
: Now working in City West, and it has its advantages when escaping west on a Friday. I arrived in Fenit about 8pm or so, checked into the Westend, and tucked into a few pints and a piece of hake, served by Susan Farrelly, well known to many of us on the forum. Al and Gar arrived just before 9pm, followed an hour or so later by Sean Ivory, with Eugene Farrelly in tow. Of course my planned 2 or 3 pints turned into 6 or 7, and it was late enough when we turned in.
I woke up the next morning with a "slight head on me", but managed to get myself out of bed at a reasonable enough time. Things didn't look too good when I looked out the window, with a strong westerly breeze and heavy showers. I was wondering about the wisdom of it all, but the time and place was set, so I made it downstairs for breakfast.
By 9:30 am or so we had all arrived, so we set off to the SPA. It didn't look very pleasant, but it certainly looked like there may be some fish about.
At 11 am we got our lines in the water. I had forgotten my glasses so had to go back to the car to get them. As I walked back Gordy was waving at me, and as I got closer I heard him say I'd had a few strong bangs on the rod. Reeling in I found I was caught, but managed to get out of the snag and ended up getting my first bass of the year in, a schoolie of about 47cm.
Soon after I heard a shout from Gordy, saying that he'd brought in my line. He seemed happy, with two fish at his feet. Looking up at me he said "I think one of these is yours". In fact both were. Poor Gordy. A bass of 45 cm and a flounder of 25cm
. I followed this with a double of flounder and then a treble.
Things got quieter for me after that, with a few singles, and JP and Seanie were getting into fish. Seanie had two doggies, Donal Domeney a Thornback of 74cm, and Gordy an Undulate of 74cm.
I got snagged the last few casts, so it looked like things might be tight. In the end I managed to stay ahead of Seanie, with JP 3rd.
Donal and Gordy shared the longest round fish, with their ray, while I had the longest flat with a flounder of 36 cm.
As always, many thanks to Henry's Tackle Shop
for sponsoring the prizes.
(had this saved as draft so I merged it, as it had pics)
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