On the water just after 2pm, a later start than planned but we were going to fish into the dark. We were met by a seal, one of the features of tidal fishing I suppose, and hoped he hadn’t spooked the pike and zander.
To cut a long story short I had a run first cast; a pike about 4lb lost at the net, I blame the net-man (even though it wasn’t his fault). And a run on the last cast; a beautiful, fat, very hard fighting 9lb 11oz
pike to end on - tough day!
I did have another run during the day; the float slid away, I struck, looked like a zander but was fighting far too hard - pulling the boat about. Quite a surprise to see a kelt had hit the livebait - a ropey looking bugger, but I hope he survives to come back another day.
is having rotten luck, unusual for him - I wonder if that will massively turn around by his next blog post
Did you have a sudden urge for sushi?ReplyDelete
Looks like I pulled out a dead fish - the other side was just as bad. Hard to believe it was pulling the boat about and avoiding the net - went back strong, real survivor!Delete
That Kelt was in good nick, even though it did look rather tatty, touch wood it evades the seals and comes back strong next September.ReplyDelete
Hopefully, he made it back to tidal water so that’s half the battle.Delete