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Well, George and I were going stir crazy what with all the snow and a week off school for him. As the shoot we planned to attend today to do beating and picking-up with the dogs was cancelled due to the icy conditions, fishing was the only option. George had a load of new kit to test so it wasn't too hard to convince him. The journey was no hassle (thanks for the driving tips everyone!) and we arrived at one of my regular spots where I found fish with a number of guests last year (you know the one boys!) with hardly a soul around. It was high water and the sea was relatively calm (2-3' swell) but sadly the visibility was very poor - less than a foot. Given the effort to get down there and the fact that the object of the exercise was more to get out and about than anything else, we gave it a good go and covered plenty of ground with a variety of lures over the next 3 hours. Unsurprisingly we blanked but we had a terrific time, all the new kit worked a treat and it was a damn sight warmer down at the coast than it is up where I live. Even so, some of the higher rockpools were iced over. George and I agreed that with the exception of the water clarity we rated the conditions highly and if it does clear at all we will have another go at working out whether the bass are in residence over the winter, as today was perhaps not representative of what we might catch.
We can't have the Cornish boys stealing all the limelight over the winter so we will be sticking at it, weather permitting!
Couple of pics below courtesy of George:





 

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unlucky mate. i dont think i could bring myself to fish in this cold!! im not too good in the cold as huss busta will confirm (not very good blood circulation so hands and feet go numb instantly...)

is that the mark beggining with 'w' by any chance, lol. the caverns at lydstep would be out of these winds if you are thinking about going again, nice mark with a decent depth and amount of structure over high water... we have found that it fishes best on big tides with a bit of swell and 2.5 hours before high... im back in bangor now so next time im back in tenby (easter holz) i expect you to have nailed a few!!! cheers, ben.
 

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2 cracking looking marks there Griff, shame about the blank but objective accumplished :D Thinking of going with Adam in the morning down to the causeway, Spoke with Simon (softie) earlier on and he reckons the water is still cloudy over this way as well, so it will be a chuck with some new lures, but you never know do you :!: :!: :!: :!:
 

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Ben- that's the one! To be honest it wasn't windy or cold, just murky water otherwise I would have felt we were in with a chance. I will liaise with you about Lyddstep as I have done well over low water on a big tide - we'll give it a go when you're back.
Steve - good luck for tomorrow. It's worth getting out in this weather - simply glorious. It was just one mark today though!
 

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Griff said:
Ben- that's the one! To be honest it wasn't windy or cold, just murky water otherwise I would have felt we were in with a chance. I will liaise with you about Lyddstep as I have done well over low water on a big tide - we'll give it a go when you're back.
that sounds interesting because i think the place you fish in lydstep is the right of the beach yes?? mine is a different mark, over the back. so if you catch over low there, after we have nailed them down at the beach, we can hop over the back and carry on catching lol! if only...
 

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:clap: Full marks for heading out in this weather Tim, shame the fish weren't about, i was going to do some urban bassing but have been told that the mark i fish is freezing up, so i'm gonna wait a wee bit longer before venturing out with rod and lure.. Nice pics too bud',, Marc.
 

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Griff said:
We can't have the Cornish boys stealing all the limelight over the winter so we will be sticking at it, weather permitting!
Couple of pics below courtesy of George:

I thought you'd hung up them rods Tim :aarrg: :aarrg: :aarrg:
 

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softie said:
Griff said:
We can't have the Cornish boys stealing all the limelight over the winter so we will be sticking at it, weather permitting!
Couple of pics below courtesy of George:

I thought you'd hung up them rods Tim :aarrg: :aarrg: :aarrg:
He is as bad as the rest of us Simon :lol:
 

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I thought you'd hung up them rods Tim :aarrg: :aarrg: :aarrg:
You got me bang to rights there Softie. Weather was too nice to spend another day at home. How are you & Jeff getting on? If the weather allows we will keep trying!
 

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Unlucky on the blank, its no better here. That water does look like chocolate though.

Good luck trying to find some winter Bass
 

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Griff,

Well done on getting out in this weather but must be less tiring than carrying the sledges up the hill all afternoon!!! :roll: (problem was the 'big kids' wanted to stay out in the freezing conditions!!!:) )

If you or Ben want some company after easter, let me know as I'll be down caravan in Penally after easter looking to catch more beatifull silver bars this season :)

Gwyn
 

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Gwyn - be a pleasure for you to join us later in the year and we can swap some tips and some of those marks down there.
Andy - it was glorious. Shame there were no fish but it didn't spoil our enjoyment.
 

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Nathan, it was much warmer down at the coast so there wasn't that much lying snow by the beach. You can see some on the hill in the background of the first photo. Water was just too coloured sadly which was a surprise as it hasn't been that windy recently. Nice little swell running which was ideal but no joy. Never mind, nice day to be out.
 

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Well done on getting out, I still can not bring myself to try plugging with snow still lying. Next weekend looks like it may be a little milder, if so will be out somewhere.
 

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Weird going out with snow on the ground isn't it?! Well done on giving it a go though!! :laserswords:
 
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