Exciting news, I’m on the Ecogear Team. This is fantastic news, in fact the excitement levels are almost on a par as the day my Baby boy was born.
I received a box with Maruku logos on the outside…… (Maruku, Nories, Ecogear, Prime area, Fish League all fall under the same umbrella.)
My Box was filled with LRF goodies from Ecogear. The day it arrived was a Thursday which means fishing night.
Fishing the usual mark again…….I really must try somewhere else. Its getting so busy with LRFers but also bait boys on 50cc mopeds. I think the reason I consistently return is I enjoy meeting new lads with the same goals…… LRF SCAD.
The bait boys can Poke it, one almost came off his moped coming close to hitting a couple out walking. what is this boys a drag strip?also related to these bait boys…… my biggest fishing related hate is trash……These lads enjoy a box of five of Chicken from Kentucky washed down by a large can or twenty of MONSTER. Ok rant over but I do seriously hate rubbish on a mark that we can easily get thrown out from.
Back to the LRF, did i mention Scad?? I caught Two ( this pics would suggest loads) One ok size that put a mighty bend in the Nories Slow retrieve 710F and another that bent my rod into a mexican Mustache
All in all a good night I managed my new personal target of three Species every night and for the record , 4 poor cod about 12 pollock and two scad.
My Major craft L600 landing pole is becoming more & more helpful these days.
All fish were caught using Aqua Gear Katsu Merbaru Shirasu in Chartreuse or pink. loaded on a Shirasu fine 0.9g Jig head size 10. For scad I would normally use a Aqua Katsu Aji Straight but I have so much faith in anything Ecogear / Aqua gear the fish seem to go nuts for everything in the range. Most popular I think is the Aqua Strawtail grub, Aqua Katsu Aji Straight, Aqua Merbaru Shirasu and the power Isome from Marukyu. Its a good job I fished mostly ecogear products before getting the pro staff gig 😉
I usually use fluro straight through when fishing this mark because of the wind but it helps with the scan as It sinks. even in a slight head on wind I can cast under 1g huge distance is not really an issue as the fish are usually within 20 feet.
There is a really good buzz at the moment largely due to a comp being held by Lure Heaven
Thanks to Sam & Frankie for help with the landing net & the photography ( lightly edited to enhance my rugged good looks)