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Moniar

Llanrhystud April 17th 2011

Second paddle of the year and I remembered the camera this time!

Launched from Llanrhystud beach in hope of some late turbot after putting a radio call into the coastguard.





Paddled out a bit and put down a mackeral baited shrimp rig in very shallow water - nothing doing so paddled a bit further out and towards one of my bass marks - still nothing on the shrimp rig trailing behind or close in with my favourite artificial eel. Still it was a nice afternoon for a paddle so I carried on with the last of the ebb tide.







I headed back up to the launch point and then further out on the first bit of the flood tide - the fish seemed to have woken up at last and as soon as I started on my lunch the ratched screamed and this double trouble came up:



They wrecked my baited shrimp rig so I replaced it with a one down two up beaded rig and sat back for some more dogfish sport on light tackle. Then this little ugly guy came up:







Finshed off with another few dogfish close in and enjoyed the sun going down before paddling back in and checking in with the coastguard again on the vhf.





So, two outings so far this year and two blank free sessions. Roll on the bass and mackeral and tope season:-)
Northern Boy

Very calm out there!

Def going to get up that way with the yak this year.
Moniar

Very calm out there!

Def going to get up that way with the yak this year.


Yes its a great peice of coastline when the weather is calm, and the bass are bigger than the schoolies I used to get around Anglesey.

See our link below for kayak/fishing friendly B and B we run, only 20 mins from Aberaeron and the beach I was on yesterday. I am happy to take guests out on a few of the local marks, and for the adventurous and paddle fit I am trying out some tope marks a bit further offshore this summer Wink
Dabinett

Tope from a kayak?! That must be pretty exciting.
Moniar

Tope from a kayak?! That must be pretty exciting.


Yes, it gets the adrenaline pumping when a tope takes your whole mackeral bait and goes off on its first run Laughing All tope are unhooked (we use non stainless steel barbless hooks, which are easier to unhook, and rust out quickly if the line breaks) and released, as are all fish that I dont intend to eat. Usually fish anchored up so the tope cannot take you off for a ride accross the Irish sea Laughing although some people I know do go for an occasional free ride
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