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Thought we’d try the North Coast of Cornwall today, so i got in contact with a good friend of mine up that way, to find out if a mark we both knew was still fishing. He said, that he had already had a few, over the last couple of days…so the North Coast it was.

We all met down on this particular mark ,myself, Robert (my father) and Ben. First impressions the sea looked quite coloured which already put me on the back foot but it didn’t take long though to get my confidence back after Ben got off the mark with a Bass to 1lb and half, small i know but just what we wanted to see to start our day off.

Not long after that I got hit by what i thought was a U boat as my Rod Bar was bent double, I knew straight off this was a very good fish as the reel just screamed off line, after about 4 minutes of not seeing the fish, she decided to show herself about 40 yards out, at which from that distance Rob shouted that it looked like a Double figure Bass. After another short length off time i finally get her to my feet, but there was alot of swell the side that i decided to land the fish, which was to be my down fall as if i listened to Rob i would of landed her. I thought i could pull her up the rock not really realizing how big she was, which resulted in one of the hooks on the Treble being straightened out by the weight of her. We estimate her weight to be around 8lb. I got told off by my father for losing the fish and told off from Ben as he wanted to photograph her, and I just felt really sick at what i just lost.

Not long after and Rob was into a nice 4lb bass which put up a teriffic fight caught on a Tide Minnow surf




Not long after Rob had his i finally landed a good fish also to the same weight as Robs bass, my fish hit me as i was about to bring my Rudra out of the water, I learnt my lesson from the bass i lost earlier and thought to myself i will play this one to the beach area where we can get to the bass far easier, which i did, it still took me 10 minutes to land it due to the bass using the current to make it as difficult as possible for me.



 

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Yesssss! You make it out today mate? Fished same place yesterday for about 30 mins in the cold but the NE swell totally ruined it. Never seen it like that before.
 

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Looks like a good day, sorry to hear about the big missing it's photo opp. I feel for you, as I know how gutted I would be.
Cracking photo's as well, love the colouring on the bass's backs.
 

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we had -16c here last night - glad someones still having fun & catching - well done boys!
 

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Jordanis3r said:
Hey Nath - great that you guys are still getting out in this weather - its brass monkeys this way!
I think somebody needs a boga for christmas ;)
Yes mate ..i do need Boga grips badly!!
 

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Well done lads !!! Very jealous . . it's -5degs here today, and the roads are just too dangerous for the 120 mile round trip. Gotta get me one of them snuggly Mr Fish Beanie's though :wackit: !!
 

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Nice to know the Bass are still there to be caught, shame on losing the big one though !!
 

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Well done guys, looks like great fishing.
It has been so cold here the last few days that fishing never crossed my mind! Even to cold to vernture out piking. Glad somebody is still getting amongst them.
 

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Cracking job lads - good to hear people are still catching. I haven't been out for a few weeks but I had been considering it. Nathan, take more time next time you hook a biggie - please!
 

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Stormy said:
Why what was up with the mark?
waves weren't so big but were weak and breaking further out and coming in from the left. There was just White water everywhere. Not so good. Gave it half an hour but it wasn't good. Fished another 30 mins at the spot further along. Conditions perfect for the left point but unfishable elsewhere.
 

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Nice one chaps. I love reading catch reports with photos.

In a funny kind of way Nath you learned a valuable lesson losing that fish. You'll never take a risk like that again with a nice fish of 8lb+
 

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How far north were you Stormy?
Don't have to tell me exactly but as far as Bude?
Reason I am asking is that Bude area is only 45 minutes from me and worth a ride down for. Any further than that it becomes a good hike!
 
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