With some good tides last week i managed to get in a few sessions and had plenty of fish.Conditions on the whole were spot on, with a foot to two of swell and light winds, good water clarity, which unbelievably has shot up to 18 degrees.
The lures that did the damage were the ima nabarone and komomo sf 125 and the keitech easy shiner. As ever things dont always go your way, loosing two fish,one i put at 8 ish and the other i didnt get to see,no one said it would be easy !
What i did notice about these fish was how plump they were and hard fighting because of it,needless to say im itching to get back out there…..
I had the pleasure of guiding Nick Holland and his son Harry last week. Its fair to say they were both Bass Virgins, but were good anglers and it wasnt long before they were both into some small fish taken off the top. The seed had been sown and it was easy to see the transformation into fellow addicts !, to the point that they have already booked there cottage ready for some more Bassing next year !
As often is the case the last weeks fishing has been one of highs and lows, the lows being two clients loosing good fish, one , estimated beetween 6 and 7lb, shaking the hook as i was about to grab it to the shore and the other, estimated 6lb plus smashing a topwater lure then getting into the rocks. I hate loosing fish and it seems worse when it happens to a client. So to find some thereapy i went fishing !.
Hitting a few of my favourite rock marks i ended up with a fair few fish in the 3, 4 lb mark on different sessions, falling to the ima kommomo sf 125 and the ima nabarone 125f. After catching one fish of 4lb i quickly cast out again over some nice shallow ground, zig zagged with gulleys, as i was just finishing my retreive a much larger fish appeared from nowhere and lunged at the lure just as i was taking it out of the water !, tail slapping me a face full of salt !, there is a thin line between sucsess and failure…