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Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 6992
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 14 11:57 am    Post subject: Cod  Reply with quote    

We have had some brilliant cod fishing in the Bristol Channel. Mr Shan caught a 9lb beastie.

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 33601
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 14 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You need a large outside oven to cook that.

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 6992
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 14 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Don't you start!!! :oops:

We ended up salting it for half an hour because it firms up the texture and gives a better flavour and then we hot smoked it. Absolutely delicious.

Chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
Posts: 35836
Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 14 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That's broken my dream. You were at the kids school last night, Shan, talking about fishing. :shock:

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 6992
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 14 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Was I somewhat inebriated?

Chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
Posts: 35836
Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 14 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

*cough*. You had to lean on the reception desk to stay upright. And you were wearing a very nice 1950s netted skirt in black fabric with large silver spots. Apparently you had just moved to the area and were touring the school. My subconscious is a mystery to me sometimes.

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 6992
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 14 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sounds like something I would do. :lol:

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 32660
Location: yes
PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 14 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

cold knapp near barri used to be a decent winter cod beach ,tis a very rapid drop off into deep water and the base of the shingle (20m down maybe 30 out (ish)) has provided some good uns :wink:

penarth pier can be ok at some tides but i cant remember if it is spring or neaps :oops:

church island at the end of rhossili beach has cod and/or bass at high tide so take two rods and suitable kit as you will be on for a few hours til the water goes away again

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 6992
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 14 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We are fortunate enough to be fishing off the back of our little sail boat. We also caught 2 Thornback Skate. Very tasty! Especially with a white pepper and fennel crust.

Northern Boy



Joined: 04 Oct 2010
Posts: 976

PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 15 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That's a decent cod from the Bristol Channel! I had a couple just after Christmas but they were only 3-4lb.

I have had a couple of thornies while cod fishing and agree they are really good eats - very underrated IMO.

misty07



Joined: 22 Jan 2010
Posts: 2209
Location: swindon wiltshire
PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 15 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Going to the channel Saturday then maybe out on boat from Watchet Sunday. Been fishing new passage but been blanking but there was a 22 lb from the channel this week I think it was nice flatties off of Brean atm aswell.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 32660
Location: yes
PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 15 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

i know cod are not very fierce but a 22lb anything is a beast to haul in :lol:

misty07



Joined: 22 Jan 2010
Posts: 2209
Location: swindon wiltshire
PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 15 2:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Il try find post and get a pic of it . Was a big sea pig. Biggest I seen down here and south coast was nearly 40lb on the cod . Same as that 40lb conger or some hefty weight from Ilfracombe iirc

Northern Boy



Joined: 04 Oct 2010
Posts: 976

PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 15 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dpack wrote:
i know cod are not very fierce but a 22lb anything is a beast to haul in :lol:


When those tides are running in the Channel, a 2lb doggie can feel like 20lb!

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