A Smutty Weekend

April 10, 2010 | By | Reply More


This was a liesurely stroll compared to the usual 6am starts for me. I have to say that the ice cream van parked on the front at Blue Anchor was very tempting I have never seen the place so busy; the Driftwood cafe was jammed and there were not many spaces left for parking.

Anyhow, another glorious day – soon Adam and James arrived and then Oggy Bongo (Stuart). Dave and Lozz would arrive later.

About a month ago, I went out on the reef and found a couple of likely looking marks to fish on the flood – I wanted somewhere with a bit of tide given it was a really small neap today. I found just the spot…

You can see the anchor going down in the shot above – I was on the downtide edge of the reef drop-off – the tide was noticeable stronger here than elsewhere.

Managed a thornback ray (that’s 9 thornies in my 3 visits here this year )…

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPeO0IuQA44&feature=player_embedded

Then a mini codling…

The conditions were amazing…

I thought it was a bit slow, so at slack water, I decided to move over the reef…

…. and closer to Lozz, Oggy, Adam, Fishboy and Overrun ….

They had mixed results – but I was pleased to hear that the conger were back in and the guys had got amongst them.

I had a doggie…

And then Adam had a real surprise….

A starry smoothound – nice one Adam

All too soon, it was time to go back…

Now, I’m sure that wasn’t there when we left

Its lovely to fish in the company of like minded people – especially when the conditions are like that.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fOCr8U0xZs&feature=player_embedded

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Category: Blue Anchor Bay, Kayak Fishing

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