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The fishing has finally picked up over here. So, to make the most of it I've been out quite a bit over the past 10 days.



Most of the fish have come on homemade Sayoris. This one on a pink/clear glitter & weighed 5lb 6oz.

I do have some other photos but they're on Gaz's camera, will get them off him at some point.

Also had this one on Monday:



8lb 9oz and caught on a white Sidewinder. It was very broad across the back and went like stink in the tide.

Excuse the facial expression, trying to keep the fish still, smile and focus on the little self timer light is quite difficult. Although it doesn't look like it in the photo I was very pleased with this one lol.

I notice there are red/blood marks on the tail. I had this on a fish I had earlier in the year, could this be damage from the landing net??
 

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Oh and could anyone tell me how to blur the background rather than having to colour it in?
 

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Good going LiamH. You'll take some beating in the bass festival. Download Gimp (free) and look at the distortion tools.
 

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Thanks Paul, I'll give that a go.

Forgot to mention, both fish were returned and swam off strongly.
 

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Liam, you've been quiet recently (on the forum at least) but what a great way to come back into the limelight. Worth a few quid on you for the festival?
 

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Thanks Tim.

I should make more of an effort to post some reports etc. During the summer, the only time I'm at home is to sleep lol.
 

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Great looking fish Liam, well done mate :p
 

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No it was on the Illex Ashura Corsaire. Haven't used the Injection for quite a while. But then I can't remember the last time I went Wrasse fishing, should probably give that a go at some point. Might go on the smaller tides after work next week if your up for a session?
 

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Cracking fish...Well done!

By which method did you work the Sidewinder ?.....Straight slow retrieve or Sink and Draw?

Thanks
 

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I wasn't really working the lure, just chucked it out uptide and let it swing round keeping contact. If there is a lot of tide I prefer to leave the line a bit slack by twitching the lure and lowering the rod. I don't like the vibration from the Fluoro in strong tide, I'm sure it puts the fish off? I can really feel it on the rod, so it must be noisy underwater..
 

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Thanks for the reply Liam.

Do you think the stronger the tide the better lures like Sidewinder Eel,s and Joey Mackerel type work at their best ?
 

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Very nice brace of bass there Liam ... congrats!

Lets hope it picks up everywhere for the autumn run of bigger fish!
 

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Top fish Liam!!! - see you ina few weeks bud (pencil me in for our usual Monday session :) )
 

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Nice fish Liam, homemade Sayoris rule!

I've done well with the pink too.
 
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