Species hunt week of 9th June 2009
We started out on Tuesday the 2nd of June chasing 20 species for the week , weather permitting it should have been plain sailing.
Tuesday 2nd 14 foot tide headed out to a favored wreck to start, with a light wind forecast from the east south east it was shaping up to be a great day, but within 20 minutes of shooting the sand anchor the wind began to freshen to a 5 or 6 not nice. good old weather forecast. I sat it out with the wind against tide keeping us away from the wreck, producing Pouting, Ling, Whiting, and Cuckoo Wrasse , to small hooked baited feathers and running ledgers, Mackerel being the best of the baits.
It was soon time to head for calmer waters, running to an inside wreck it was looking like the weather was going to have the last laugh.
The Wednesday was looking much better so we headed around Lands End for a crack at Sennen cove sand Banks, this produced all 4 of the Gurnard, Grey, Tub, Red, and the Streak. Nice bit of sport on the light tackle with Sand eel out fishing the Mackerel baits, but as the tide eased up it was looking like a dog fish bay, not my cup of tea.
On the beginning of the flood i was of to fish the Reefs with jelly worms for a bit of light sport, this producing fish to the 8 pound mark, great rod bending action.
The Thursday was a right of to the weather east 6 - 7 .
The friday saw us in Porth Curnow, again with light tackle offering long thin pieces of Mackerel or snake lance. the fish came thick and fast from Weaver, to Place , and Dabs on the drift and as soon as the Anchor went over the first fish was a great 6.8.0 Turbot, nice way to end a hot and still day.
Again on the Saturday we was back under the rain and wind, so we headed out to bait fish the inshore reefs with baits of Mackerel Sand eel Squid and Crab. usual species started to feed but nothing of any great size to speak of. At around 2 in the afternoon i headed for an inshore reef to anchor for the slack water to try again for an eel , first fish to come aboard was species number 20 a Red Bream taken on a tiny strip of Mackerel on a 6 pound class outfit, great bit of sport. Then it was time for some fun on the eels and species number 21 with the best 2 eels going to 35 and 30 pound but in 90 foot of water they really try to get back to the bottom with great power on 20/ 30 pound class outfits.
A great week was had by all. Simon and Jim Brown will be Chartering the Bite again for a 5 day sharking session in August i think they will find this a totally different challenge.