Species is the name of the game

Last nights light rock fish session seen a huge variety of species from the ole faithful pollock in large numbers, gold sinny wrasse, herring, long spined & short spine scorpion fish (both really large for our area.) smelt, pouting, goby, blennie & tompot blennies.
The herring was a first for me on lures. Although between three of us fishing well over 60 were landed and safely returned only scented baits seemed to be working from the ecogear & power isome corner and a good few brought in by berkleys one inch minnows ( only seem to be able to obtain these from the USA) provided by Mark Powers another hard core all year round finesse Angler.I really enjoy Marks enthusiasm for the sport he will always be testing out some of his own ideas with great success. Matt Newcome was putting his new Nories slow retrieve through its paces and is very pleased with the most expensive rod he has ever purchased ( good job) me I was playing with some Sunline fluro 2.5 lb. Straight through. Verdict… I like it alot. Although I don’t tend to photograph many fish these days I feel the need to photograph one of the scorpion fish although it’s size is not apparent in the image the other image is of a herring.

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UFC Pollock, Heavy weight Bass & poor Cod

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I managed to get a golden ticket into a very restricted area that always fishes really for me.

I took along my Nories RockFish Bottom UL, 2010 Certate reel spooled up with Sunline Rockfish PE 0.3 braid with a two foot Sunline 6lb Siglon FC leader.

Straight away I was into pollock, Some people moan about Pollock being rats of the ocean but me, I like em. I like the opportunity to test out lures that might not always get a look in due to the mega success I’m having with Ecogear Aqua lures mainly strawtail grubs & the Power Isome rag worm imitation.

On thursday I started off with an aqua Strawtail  grub in Orange with a 1.8 g Shirasu Fine Head size 6 hook also from ecogear   as the games begun.

The pollock were unusually feisty battling all the way to the pontoon I was casting of many of them taking a last effort deep dive taking line off an already tight drag. the stamp of pollock was pretty good really with sizes ranging from 1lb – to almost 3lb on the bogas

I switched over to a regular straw tail in Pink  ( no scent but much tougher than the Aqua so tend to last longer)  first cast, I let it sink before lifting the rod gently………..Yep fish on but this wasn’t a pollock. this fish really put up a fight taking line, making dives off, surfacing allowing me to see the tell tail flash of silver before shooting off into another direction.

The rod & reel both worked well, for me my current favourite combination.

Danny came along to my rescue with a landing net, 2 1/2 pound on the bogas. Great night! a few more fish came along including a Poor cod.

I also took out for the first time my latest edition, a Nories rough surf 88, beautiful rod seems really well balanced with a Certate 2500. I fished with a Zenith  z-claw ‘deadfish’ I had Sunline Momentum 4×4 16lb with a 16lb leader also sunline siglon fluro carbon.

I must admit the calling for the light gear was stronger so went back to the LRF rod of the night.