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As the title suggests, was a top day!

I'll give an outline of the day and then let others add their views and photo's.

An early meet at Route38 Cafe and Diner on the A38 saw us putting faces to familiar names and importantly, getting the day off on the rite foot with a decent breakfast and yes, I did have the biggest plate of food. The headcount was 13, with Adrian and Kev both having driven well over 2 hours to get here.



Niceties over and done, we set off, convoy style to Whitsands Bay. A few went on to the corner of the bay, a mark called Polhawn. The rest filtered down the 200ft cliff paths on to the main stretch of the beach and began to fish the various gullies.

It wasn't long before people were into fish, Ben and Stevie being the first to my knowledge. I managed one shortly after, as did Marq.



It was time to head down the beach for a bit of socialising, where I ran into Steve Arries and Kevin Pugh. Steve had managed a schoolie, much to Kevin’s dismay. I ventured a little further and bumped into a non Forum member, a friend of Luke Fox’ called Shaun(I think?), who had just unhooked a nice fish that went a shade over 3lb on my Bogas. This was the biggest fish of the day to my knowledge, although Stevie had a fish that was in the region of 3lb also.



The fishing dropped off at low tide, with much wandering and chatting, waiting for the water to start moving again. My next Bass(2.8lb) came around 2 hours into the flood, from the cover of a solitary rock in the middle of a 50 meter wide patch of beach. Funny how the smallest feature can be enough to hold fish.



As I was walking over to the next mark, I could see Toby and Kevin on a rock, but something strange was happening…. Was that Kevin holding Toby’s fish for a photo?! No! Kevin had done the unthinkable and caught himself a BASS!! Good on you mate, made the drive 2+ hour drive down worthwhile eh?

Got over to Stevie, who was unhooking a small Bass. He promptly made sure I knew which rock was his!! It was like seeing a Lioness guarding a carcass! Scary lol. I moved 50 yards on and managed one more, only 1lb or so and a lazy fish that didn’t fight until I went to lift it from the water.

By the time I found my way over to Toby, Kevin and Ben, I was informed all had now caught, including Marq’s Mrs Jules! In fact, I later found out that the only person who had blanked, was Luke Fox. This, although bad news for Luke, meant the day was a great success.



I’d just like to thank all those who made it, was a great day, the fishing was good and the weather near perfect.



Looking forward to hearing anyone else’s thoughts on the day and seeing peoples photos.
 

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Sounds like a top day Matt - excellent report and photos. Well done to everyone taking part and (at last!) for getting Kevin a bass!
 

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Sounds and indeed looks like everyone had a cracking day down there, wish i could have made it myself maybe next time.
Cracking photos well done guys:-D
 

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Nice report and pics Matt, well done for organising what looks like a great day, one which I fully intended to attend before circumstances dictated otherwise
 

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A "quintet" for Quinton

Started by fishing a shallow gulley which was shaded on one side by a large rock. After half a dozen casts fish on:



Then 2 minutes later another:



Once the tide was on the push again Marq shared his vast knowledge of the area and we began to target a single rock in a large expanse of open water. After a couple casts again on the shaded side; fish on:



A couple hours later i fished a large patch of boulders which had a nice bit of swell stirring things up. Two more fish insued:





A quality day out both on the social and fishy side of things. Roll on the next meet!
 

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Well it was a blank from me but still had a great day. Really good to meet up with some great people and great to see that a whole bunch of silver was landed that day . Like I said in the cafe I used all my luck up the day before!! Will try and redeem myself at the November meet
 

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Hope you like the pics I think we all had a great day i know me and Ju did Really nice to meet so many people Friendly atmosphere lovely weather and fish as well Bonus Still cant believe some drove for hudreds of miles for the day Stoked that Kev got his Bass Gutted that my own cousin thrashed me on my own turf lol THANKS to all for a memorable day
 

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some cool photos Marq, nice one! Looking forward to doing it all again soon.
 

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Great reports and pictures from Mat Stevie and Marq well done to you all. Its was good to meet you all on Sunday I had a great day and im now looking forward to the next one. Thanks to you all.
Mike.
 

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great day fishing by all by the sounds of things couldnt make it put plan to do next 1 before season shades away and clocks change no fishing for the day workers then weekends only .will be looking out for dates so i can meet alot of the cornish pluggers and have a chat
 

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i just like to say a BIG BIG THANK YOU to all the guys on the bumble .you guys were truly awesome it was great putting names to faces and catching was ooooooo so pleasing for me ooo yes .also mike symons for taking out the next day to . guess what i blanked again lol
 
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