Came back to a 'new' beach for the second time on Saturday night past. Conditions were perfect: no lashing rain, no wind, ideal surf, dropping tide (as advised), approaching dark.. And, after hearing of a few bass getting caught along the north coast shore over recent weeks, hopes were high, ish.
Had two rods set up, one baited with a whole squid and cast out behind the '3rd breaker'. The other was baited with a mack head and lobed into the surf close-in. Both baits were double-hooked and lashed down with baiting elastic.
Alas no bass
But it was a fine evening to be out and thoroughly enjoyable. Managed 3 cat sharks, a semi-decent flounder (impaled on one of the 4/0 hooks), and a plump coley. Fished 4+ hours in total, 3 hours down to low tide and an hour back up, packing up about midnight.
Also had a spinning rod for when things were quiet. Used a Tackle House Feed Shallow, a silver-barred spinner, and my new toy..: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1pcs-Recharge ... SwjwtZqLOf
- what can I say, I couldn't resist!
Nothing came to the spinning lures even though the 'new toy' worked surprising well, it kept its charge the whole night and the light and vibrations were triggered perfectly when it hit the water. However.. I reckon it would have actually scared the fish off to be honest!
some craic throwing it out in the dark all the same, it was like a flare heading out to sea
A firework display went off behind me at one stage which added the evening..
So, has anyone else tried one of these new gadgets and had any success with them??
Baited rod #1: Shakespear Salt Extreme Flattie 11.5ft, 3oz with a Jarvis Walker Intense reel loaded with 30lb braid
Baited rod #2: Daiwa Sea Bass 113 with an Abu Garcia Cardinal 117i reel loaded with 20lb mono
Spinning set-up: Penn Powerstix Pro 9.2ft, 80g with a Shimano Sienna 4000FD loaded with 20lb braid and a 6ft 12lb mono leader
A few pics:
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