So it was time to work off some of the Xmas indulgences, to head north for the first time of the new year and wet a line. Confirmation came through from johnwest
and a plan was hatched for bank holiday Monday, 2nd January.
The forecast on the Saturday gave our intended mark to have a clear day with low southerly winds, but by the time Monday actually came round this had changed. We arrived at the planned venue to find that the wind had moved into the northwest and so would to be blowing up the beach into our faces, there would have been nowhere to hide. It was fresher than anticipated, bitter, so we decided not to take the long walk to the mark andf opted for another mark where we would at least be closer to the car.
We arrived at plan-B mark at about 1pm and got set up, the wind was fresh here too but it was manageable. Low and behold, johnwest
caught a crackin flounder straight away, he wasn't hanging about!
He was chuffed, a 39cm flounder was certainly a welcome early 'result', it wouldn't matter now so much whether the bass turned up or not; well, sort of..
Unfortunately though, and despite the good spirits resulting from the catching of the nice flounder, the fishing didn't get any better as the day progressed; hope and will gradually faded. I actually blanked
didn't catch another fish until his last cast - a reasonable whiting. After 5 hours or so we decided that enough was enough, it was getting cold and the bass just didn't seem interested in making themselves known.. yet again
In hindsight, the conditions actually improved somewhat during the day and of course I (we) now wish that we had made the effort to get onto the first mark - it just has some deeper water, more features, and offers more potential I guess. Ah well, "next time"..
The flounder and whiting went down very well for my dinner this evening.. thanks JW.
Happy New Year
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