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OK, I know its not a lure fishing report, BUT it does provide some good photo's of some cracking Gower scenery with potential for some lure action.

Fished with Simon and Luke, we knew the weather was against us so decided to fish with bait :eek: :lol:

We headed to three cliffs a mark that has produced the goods for us on a few trips this year.


Luke eager to hunt those Bass

Conditions look very shirley



There is or should I say was a river running through the beach that we fancied trying with some soft plastics, the river is now about a foot deep where as it was chest deep earlier this year. The beach has changed dramatically.

I had a slack line bite whch resulted in this flounder. At 45cm long it was a cracker. This fish is capable of taking a soft plastic lure with a big mouth.



After a couple of hours of fighting a strong rip and strong wind Simon caught fish number two.



That was it on the fish front but it's a mark I will return to with lures when the weather improves. There are some fishy looking areas where the beach reaches the cliffs, the beach also has a number of deeper gullys that look inviting.

Another trip with great company at a lovely location

So a fishy report giving something to read on a wet and windy winter's night, a big flounder that could take a soft plastic and some more marks for a future lure fishing day.
 

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Nice report . . . . you are quite right, loads of lure potential at that mark. Gulleys running all over the beach, with dips, hollows, the river meandering through (albeit its course had changed since last time i was there). That's the 1st time that i've fished it on the ebb . . . so lots more learnt, and i must admit to having my 'lure thinking cap' on a lot today figuring out how to tackle the beach with s/p's. That Flounder was certainly big enough to provide decent sport on a light rod & s/p's !!!
 

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Well done again fellas, i have only ever seen three cliffs from a boat before, but the place is stunning, some cracking flounders too. :D
 

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Good effort boys on what must have been a poor day, Cracking pics and a good report Marc !!!!!!!
 

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I am going spinning said:
OK, I know its not a lure fishing report, BUT it does provide some good photo's of some cracking Gower scenery with potential for some lure action.

Fished with Simon and Luke, we knew the weather was against us so decided to fish with bait :eek: :lol:

We headed to three cliffs a mark that has produced the goods for us on a few trips this year.

:eek: :eek: :eek: looking awesome in this pic........you reckon the bass are still in there Si? Looks fairly sheltered too but then we've had SE today I think? 1.6m swell too so pretty calm? Anyone else wetting lines down there with you?
 

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It was just us there. There were a couple of reports on WSF of people fishing Oxwich, but no Shirley's there either. I dunno . . . . . gut feel . . . . i think that we're struggling on the Shirley front now. Only decent chance now may be a night session with big-baits.

The main challenge down there was the 'rip' !! It was a 'really' strong right to left (you could feel it when wading out to knee-depth . . . deadly!!). Marc had to resort to 3oz grippers, whereas, i hate using grippers, so just stuck to plain leads (4oz on my Flattie Fanatic II), but was getting washed out of the water at times. The surf was superb - as you can see in the 2nd pic above, it looked awesome. At times, when the rip died-off a little, i was able to fish at the range that i was trying to fish, the rest of the time it remained tough. We had a strong Southerly straight in the 'mush', but that wasnt really a show-stopper.

If i was giving it a crack again today, i think i'd try off the rocks to the right of the bay (Tor ?), and fish into the depper water over HW. More chance of countering the rip there.

Last time i fished 3 Cliffs (about 4 weeks ago), it was almost a bite a cast (albiet nothing of any great size), so yesterday was very tough-going by comparison.
 

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Well done for getting out and actually catching - that first flounder is a beauty. Plenty of good research for next season on lures going on too I'm sure...
 

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Lewisman said:
If i was giving it a crack again today, i think i'd try off the rocks to the right of the bay (Tor ?), and fish into the depper water over HW. More chance of countering the rip there.
Try the far left of Tor, just by the rocky headland, high water and a couple of hours back on the ebb. The rip'll work for you and take your bait or SP to the fish. :D Oh and by the way there's always a left to right rip at Three Cliffs.

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Wow, lovely scenery. You welsh boys are so very lucky with your coastline.

I know that flounder fishing is really taking off in Japan, due to their heavy pressured bass fishing, but I was told that they are catching them more on sinking minnow type lures over softies.

I've no idea if their Flounder is much like ours or not.
 
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