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I made a mega late decision to fish this evening - so much so that it was very almost dark when I got out there. Knowing I'd be out after dark I picked a mark that I knew very well, with easy access. It was also a little more sheltered from the current swell. I've not fished much in the dark before so it was a good learning experience. Just to make things a little bit easier the moon was bright, despite the thick, thick fog.

I played with a couple of diving lures to start, but knowing the ground so well (pretty much every little rock in the whole area!) I was soon on an ayu XLayer (5g jighead), bouncing it back across the (mostly sand) bottom.

For 20 minutes or so around 10pm I think I really had things sorted. Playing with a retrieve I've never used before after a few casts I hooked and landed a bass of around 3lb. A couple of casts later I felt a tiny tap on the drop and struck in to a baby pollack. The next cast I hooked but lost another bass. Again the bite was just a quick bang on the drop.

After the period of heightened senses and extreme concentration I was back to normallity and not fishing quite so well. Weird how that happens.
 

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Nice one Ben, its great when your in the zone, but like you I find I quickly drift out for no apparent reason.
 

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Nice fishing Ben - love it when a plan comes together !!


Take ya camera though !! We crave multi-media on here !!!
 

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Excellent

Well done Ben, keep on plugging away at it. I will be doing a little more fishing in the dark this season me thinks.
Those Ayu Xlayers are good aren't they
 

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Nice one Ben!!....You've just talked me into having a go around Spurn point for the first time later today..................any way you're going to get the blame when the wife asks.
 

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Cheers guys.

Here you go Si. Just for you. As always, actually looks slightly smaller in the pic than he was. ;-)

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Good luck John!! Lovely area that! - not that I've fished it, but will do at some point this year I'm sure. Its taken a while for them to reach us up here on the north coast obviously, but its nice to see some about at last! :p
 
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