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SPITTY'S BUMBLE PART 1...

Hello, as you know Tom is currently back in Gods country and just like last year he was kind enough to let me join him on his west wales bumbles,

we both knew that the water temps didn't hold much hope for us catching alot (if anything), but in the good ol' spirit of "you gotta be in it to win it" , we set off to one of Tom's favourite marks and trust me it was blowing a freezing cold northwesterly hoolie, and threatening to snow,

but ignoring the wind, the rain and hail, we got to the mark only to discover that the water at the said mark was literally like chocolate, in fact i think the Severn estuary probably had less silt particles in the water :(

So the only place i could think of with any shelter from all the freezing cold wind, and murky water was stackpole quay, so off we toddled in the car, took the wrong turn, and ended up in some posh estate where some elderly gent kindly pointed us in the right direction,

then on arrival, we were gripped again by the freezing wind and hailstones, and i wasn't looking forward to standing about in all this nasty stuff, but this being "GODS COUNTRY" within an hour or so of us starting to fish, the skies cleared and we were greeted with this...



Tom was happy wrapped up nice and warm and giving his Zonk a good thrashing, (what a lure that is, gotta get one soon)



Anyway, the fishies didn't want to come out and play on such a cold day, ( we did mistake a seabirds arse as a rising fish at one point..:D ) but the good company made up for a fishless day...:D:D:D


SPITTY'S BUMBLE, PART 2...

Right, seeing we didn't get any joy on the first bumble, last Wednesday we had an earlier start, and on route to the fishing grounds down west we went and picked up Simon Claphams dad Jeff,

the weather conditions were alot better than the previous trip, but we still had a strongi wind and large swell to contend with, when we got to the first mark, we did a bit of gentle mountaineering and got to a point down the cliff where the first large wave decided to break all over my back soaking me, :eek: (sorry no pics of that bit guys )


Then because it was getting a bit dangerous, we decided to move and climb down into a little bay full of gullies, boulders, weed, etc (a bass's paradise)

Here's a couple of flicks from down in the bay...

Tom fishing a gulley...



Jeff giving the sea a thrashing...




With the Tide making ground rapidly, we thought it may be a good idea to get out of this bay before all our exits were cut off, so we climbed out and made our way back to where Tom had parked the car,,, once back we had a look at the little sandy bay surrounded by rocky outcrops and decided to give that a bash

where Jeff made his first (and only) catch of the day... :D

His Hand....



We managed to free the lure from the hook, but alas we couldn't get the barb out of his hand (even though we had a hammer and chisel :eek:)

So off we trotted to the nearest hospital,



(Tom has got some cracking pics of the operation itself, but you'll have to wait till he finds his camera's USB lead..:))

Then after just 40 minutes or so we were back on the road to do a bit more bumbling, and within a short drive we had found a mark that was out of the way of the wind and swell,



where we could have a nice session that wouldn't involve climbing cliffs, falling into gullies or any of the usual hazards associated with a good days bumbling..(even though i did manage to slip over the only bit of weed weed on the beach. :D)..

So, all that's left now, is to send a BIG THANKYOU, to Tom and Jeff for a great day out, and to say that i look forward to our next great adventure in GODS COUNTRY...
 

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Cracking report Marc, I hope Jeff's hand is now OK and what a change in the weather from last week to this eh.
 

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Nice one Marc - thanks for that! Water must still be a bit cold as we blanked today despite condtions looking gorgeous. I did that with a hook last year - same spot on my hand too. Simple solution - cut the offending arm off the treble with the sidecutters on George's multi-tool, then simply passed it through my palm. Carried on fishing (with John Orrells and his son Jack) and we had 8 fish between us!
 

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. I did that with a hook last year - same spot on my hand too. Simple solution - cut the offending arm off the treble with the sidecutters on George's multi-tool, then simply passed it through my palm. !
We did attempt that Tim, we cut the eye off the treble using sidecutters, but the barb was far to deep into the palm of jeff's hand to try pushing it all the way through (without the use of a "local anaesthetic"), and doing so would have probably caused more harm than good...
 

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Great report Marc shame about Chris's hand........ Ouch!


Another new member of the barbless club??
 

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Great report lads, always handy to know where nearest A&E is !!!!! :) Better luck next time. Been out last 3 mornings and just realised how weak my ankles have gone when not been climbing over rocks over the winter.
 

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was a great laugh - conditions were far from perfect......................





Was a brilliant day anyway - thanks guys !!

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Jeff was very brave despite our pi55 taking lol ;)

Says hes going barbless in future :)

















 

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Nice pics and vid Tom,, the more i look at that mark the sexier it looks,,

Oooops,,, i'm s'posed to be giving the computer a break
to earn brownie points... :D
 

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Soooooo glad I was not there to witness this carry-on guys, but fair effort to all for continuing the journey onward to another mark :D


Fingers crossed there is no similar occurrences tomorrow ;)
 
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