Adam and his Dad fished the Town Hall Steps for their first proper crack at the Codling this winter. Round 4 of the WSF/BLAS match the previous weekend was a bit hit and miss but a few Codling did hit the beach, and so that, coupled with the bigger tide, was enough to give a bit of confidence that there would be a few about. Check out how they got on here…
Graham and Richie had planned a conger session on the island but when the weather took a turn for the worse they decided to hit the Mersey instead chasing codling and rays. The codling failed to show up but they managed to find some decent rays. Read the full report here.
This years WSF/BLAS Winter League got underway at Perch Rock with 15 anglers turning out to get their campaigns underway. There were plenty of fish from the off with dogfish and whiting dominating the catches. As the match progressed it looked as though it would be the dabs that would prove to be the deciding factor. But who would register both a round and a flat fish. Find out here
Chillivokda couldn’t think of a better way to start a week off work than to throw a few lines out and chill out with a bit of fishing. So he headed down to Perch Rock for the late afternoon low tides on both Saturday and Sunday. Saturday was frantic with plenty of dabs and whiting showing, but on Sunday it was a case of quality over quantity. Read the full report here
After a 20 year gap Andy decided to take up fishing again. Armed with an arsenal of new gear and quality bait in the form of lug and peeler, he headed off to Llandudno Pier. Lug baits picked up a few doggies but after changing to peeler he was soon into the hounds. Read the full report here.
Andy had wanted to try out some marks on the Lleyn and so he booked a week away in Porthmadog. A session hunting spotted rays in Criccieth resulted in just dogfish and rockling, but his fortunes changed when he fished Porthmadog estuary. Find out how he got on here.
Dave M joined BigKev in the search for a big smoothhound over on the east coast. Once they got set up crab and squid wraps were launched out. Rods remained stationary to begin with but after 90 minutes Kev took the first of 13 smuts. Read the full report here…
Adam had his first session of the year on the Rock Channel targeting hounds. As he waited to cross the channel Joe and Brian also turned up and before long they were making their way out along the bank. The first couple of casts produced just a couple of small whiting, however the next bite definitely wasn’t a whiting. Was it a smoothie? Read the full report to find out.
After a tip-off that there were Tope starting to show in the shallower waters of the South Llyn, Wobbler hatched a plan for an early dart to the area for his first crack at the Tope this year. There wasn’t much doing to begin with….and then it happened. Click, click, click …… zzzzz ……. zzzzzzzzzzz ……. ZZZZZZZZZZZ from the line out alarm. Read the full report here…
With a nice north westerly blow whipping up a surf along the North Wales coastline, Gaz and Godders decided on a crack at their first silver of the year. It was all flats at first with plaice and flounder being beached, but when the tide started to ebb the bass came on the feed. Read the full report here.