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Went out today to try the storm beaches on the South of the Island. When I arrived the sea was like mud! Dejected decided to try in the solent to save a wasted trip, although to be honest I was not hopeful of my first fish this year- cold Northerly wind, neap tides, coloured water etc.

Anyway the water at the mark I chose was pretty clear. Tried several lures with no luck over about an hour and was about to give up. Thought I would just give a go to my shore line shiner and BANG, got hit like a steam train only about 10 yards out. I knew it was a good fish and boy did it give a me a good tussle. Didn`t have my scales so I couldn`t weigh it ,but It was over 21 inches against my rod marker.

Sorry about the poor picture, I was too shcked and excited to keep my hand steady, and the other one I took on the deck was too blurred to use.

Fish went back well to fight another day- bl...... Great feeling! Makes it all worth while.
 

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Great fish Dave, well done !
 

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Nice bass, well done on not letting the conditions put you off. Easy to get put off, when your first choice venue goes tits up. Some of my best fish have come from being forced to use an "alternative" venue.
 

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Well done, it's amazing how they often come when your either dejected or not thinking about what your doing.
 

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Nice fish, well done!! That shoreline shiner seems to be producing great results this year!! If you don't mind me asking what size and colour you using?
 

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Nice one Dave! Great to get one under your belt!!
 

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Brilliant Dave. I went out at 5am yesterday and worked about 2 miles of shoreline on a tide that had just turned on the ebb. Didn't see one single sign of a fish. Very dejected.
 

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Shouldn`t get too dejected m8, don`t think there are many there at the mo- I felt the same way as you 24 hours ago, you never know. Keep going and like me they jump at you when you least expect it!
 
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