While I caught a couple of nice flounder a ummmm eerrrr seagull and a herring. Marcus from http://www.rockfishrookie.blogspot.com surly was the star of the night. Read his blog it’s well worth it.
A quick summery of events….
On arrival I was informed about a large ( extremely large for LRF standards) bass caught moments before my arrival. I look across to congratulate Marcus but he was a bit tied up!!!!! I had met Marcus last year just as he was thinking about getting into LRF so to see him well and truly hooked, sporting a majorcraft zalts and a shimano rarenium 3000 was a pleasing sight. I wondered over to enquire about the lure that just caught the monster bass. I was reminded of a scene from the film ” something about Mary ” you know the Frank & Beans chapter ” right 1,2 & ” we got a bleeder!”
This image was taken just after I managed to remove one of the hooks that had fortunately (or unfortunately depending on who’s arm it’s in) gone through and come out back out again allowing me, with my trusty surgical forceps from AGM fishing to crush the barb and push back through the entry hole. The image you see above was the next stage and I promise you it was much deeper than it looks in the image. Tugging & pulling the hook it just wasn’t coming free. The options seemed limited to push it through like the first hook crush the barb and he’s a free man, or yank it out!!! What would you do????
Me……… I yanked it out. Fortunately marcus was a big brave boy, he didn’t make a sound and thankfully didn’t punch me either.
He got back to fishing and was straight into another Bass.
I’d not even rigged my kit up!!!!
Choosing the Nories Sea Bass program tide controller I wanted to unleash my New secret weapon a Seaspin Pro-Q 90 , 10g ‘s of sheer who could resist bling! it launched out like a missile. I left it dead sticking for a wee while then began my assault on the bass below, unfortunately I was outflanked by Air support in the form of a kamikaze Seagull. I screamed , I swore and then i got distracted by the sound of the sunline braid pealing of the spool of the Stella 1000fe making such lovely music. Back to reality and a call for help , my fellow LRF’ers stopped laughing and helped out. Mike got a towel out of my Van and went about the bird with a blowtorch and a pair of pliers, well I reckon he would have done if I had a blowtorch in the van.
Thanks mike!!! The seagull flew off, emptied it’s bowles and all his mates flew off with him.
I put my new Sea Spin Pro-q 90 back in its box for another day, very confident in its abilities.
Above is a weapon capable of taking big cast a leap further, A lure for the bigger pluggers amongst us. I will be giving this lure away at the end of this update.
Back to the action, all went quiet for a while before I felt a decent tug on a ecogear aqua gear swim shrimp ‘4; in pear with size 2 1.8g skip in the shade jig…. Thank you vey much a decent sized flounder.
LRF Flounder Plymouth
Again all went silent……. Marcus was getting bothered by a few smelt, the end result to that little duel was Marcus 1 Smelt 0
Mike gave me his new Megabass LRF rod ( a real beauty) I asked him if he had caught anything on it, his reply was ” no not yet”
Well thats Mikes rod Blooded!!! Another flounder 😉
On going joke with us as Mike did the same to me twice on two separate rods last year.
A totally fantastic night, new fishing pals with like minded attitudes to modern lure fishing with catch, release , and have a laugh .
I managed a Herring as most of the Lads were leaving, Staying on I had a good chat to a Chap called frankie who was desperate to blood his new Majorcraft Crostage LRF rod and by preserving he did, I mighty fine Pollock.
SO the big lure give away!!! To Win a Super Seaspin Pro-Q 145 All answers on face book hit like “Light Rock fishing UK’ and drop you answers under this blog link . I’m floundered
post an answer to this cryptic question
What predator did I manage to catch with my first cast with a Seaspin pro Q 90?
a A Gurt big Bass
b A Seagull ( ha like who would be stupid enough to do that)
C A Flounder
D A Herring
Answers will be picked at random at the end of the month