Dominic Dyas

Pretty Little Things

So, with the sea flattening , and a load of peeler crabs in the fridge gagging to be used, we headed to Shoreham Harbour West Arm

Run by a group called SHACO, with Lee as the main warden , who always greets you with a wee smile, this arm is a pleasure to fish, with plethora of species knocking around.

Today the target was Bream and Flounder, along with a small chance of a big smoothhound or undulate ray

The smaller species gave themselves up easy on small strips of fish baits and size 4 hooks 5 metres out , with some beautiful fish landed and a few decent 1lb+ fish dropped !

First little Black Bream of the day

Next on the list was a postage stamp place , but nevertheless, what we came for , and then a lovey size mackerel for my son Kai , on mackerel strip, blimmin cannibals i tell thee!!

The big rods stayed doormant , for hours on end, with not even crabs having a sniff . Then out of the blue the ratchet starts going. Within a second, my braid gives me the feedback i needed, and tells me ive got a lovely set of feathers bouncing all over me and a guy next to me with a smile on his face like hes hooked a giant, it took 5 times of telling him its my line, and £55 worth of it at that that hes trying to play up onto the beach before he finally stopped pumping and winding. Funny stuff.

Sums up my day for the Cobras, was not the day for a specimen size fish unfortunately . However , the bream and Horse Mackerel were very obliging and at least i now have some freezer baits for my winter piking and bassing ..

The biggest bream went 14z today , a touch under what i would call a dinner fish, but all good fun on light tackle !

Next session hopefully were back on the hounds , and hoping for a new personal best !

Tight Lines all, Dominic and Kai

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