My copy of this month's Saltwater Boat Angling magazine just dropped through the door and inside is a feature on The Hurds Deep in the English channel. Now this is somewhere i am hoping to fish this year and i'm also hoping to put the larger "Hook-Ups" to the test on some monster Conger and Ling! My favorite "heavy" rod for this type of fishing is the Kona Perseo stand up tuna stick. Now I don't have the smallest of hands, but when using this rod in the past and playing large Conger on it, I have found that i often get cramp in my hand! If i'm going to be hopefully hauling fish from 300ft or more, this is something i need to sort. I'm 99% sure the reason it is happening is because the eva handle on the rod is so wide and I can't grip it properly. So....... out with the chalk pen to draw around my hand, and with quite a few careful cuts using the trusty Tronix Bait knife I have cut away some of the eva handle to suit my hand! just needs a bit of sanding down to clean it up, but i'm pretty happy with the result! How long before custom handles on rods become the norm? If you wanted to be an accurate shot with a shotgun you wouldn't think twice about having the stock fitted to you, so why not rods? ... See MoreSee Less
First job of the day is to service a reel that one of our customers dropped in. Can't find my screwdriver so maybe if I try hitting it with a quick sharp blow using my fossil hammer it will open up nicely. What's the worse that could happen???? At least it's only a cheap reel...... ... See MoreSee Less
Hopefully everyone who fished the first club shore match last night in Lyme Regis has now dried out!
16 anglers took part in very wet and windy conditions, targeting the best specimen percentage of up to 2 different species. Due to the wind and sea state everything to the West of the Cobb was unfishable, so the anglers opted to fish from the Victoria pier, the North wall, the sea defence wall at the Eastern end of Lyme, and a couple ventured further along towards the Ven. Pout were the main species that kept everyone busy fishing from the harbour walls, and along with them, Dogfish, Flounder, and Bass were also weighed in. Darren Herbert took first place with 2 species and a specimen score of 121.42%. In second place was Ben Male with 2 species giving him a total of 114.29%. In third place with 1 specie was Tony Bessford with 56.09%. In fourth place was Lewis Hodder, also with 1 specie and 52.57%. The full list of results will be going onto the club website this evening.
It was great to see a good turn out of members for the first match of 2019 despite the weather and we look forward to seeing even more members for the next one, which is the first Wednesday league match on 20th February, again in Lyme Regis and this time targeting the most number of species (up to 3 of each).
The wind has dropped out quite a bit from yesterday, resulting in lyme being more than fishable for tonight's LRSAC shore match. According to the met office, the rain isn't going to be as bad either. Sign on at the Tackle box from 5pm onwards. 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less