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Drewsephine

Sharrow point

I set off from Plymouth Angling at around half four hoping I would miss most of the footie traffic and tourists.
Got to Sharrow Point at around 5.30 and had a little nosey around.
After stopping to chat to the lifeguard at the bottom of the cliff I picked my spot and set up my kit.
Got a little eel on as livebait and was just about to cast out when a group of four people turned up and decided to start jumping off the rocks and into the oggin.
Once they'd moved round the corner I thought it might be worth giving the eel a swimming lesson so out he went.
I waited, and waited....................................................
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nothing.
Finally the people got out as it started to get towards dusk.
Right, time to launch into the fishing proper.
Out went a one up one down with crab on the bottom hook and lug on the top hook.
On the other rod I was still using eel.
Around 8pm I settled into my chair after retreating from the advancing tide and repositioning my rod rest.
Ciggy in gob and just about to strike the lighter when BANG the rod with the eel on went flying into the oggin with me at full pelt chasing after it. I just managed to get hold of the rod and strike but there was nothing there. Bloody thing had got away.

I quickly re-baited and chucked back out and sat down again to finish my smoke.
I waited again
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Till I got warning from the wife to come home.
Better keep her happy so I started to pack up not having had so much as a nibble since that massive knock earlier.
I thought "its around midnight so i'll just have a quick smoke" when I noticed my rod tip wiggling again.
So I struck and landed into my first bass of the year.
For the size of the fish it didn't fight very hard at all. It just gave up and came willingly into the shore.
A bit of a shock but still sent me home with a giant grin on my face (even when I had to kart all my kit up that narrow cliff path)
Fishy dinner in the Drewsephine household tonight.
Tight lines all
D.
P.S. No pics I'm afraid as dopey here forgot to pack his camera.
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