This session was a couple of weeks ago now. I’ve just been too busy to get a report up. I had really struggled to get out recently and the times that I did the fishing or conditions or both were really poor. This session was different though. The conditions were lovely and the fishing was good. It took me a while to find them and there was nothing of any real size but once found, I has over a dozen cod in a couple of hours.
Initially I searched on the inside of yellow can at Whitley Bay and fished around the light house but the water was thick with plankton. I then headed out past yellow can when the water finally cleared enough to give me confidence in my lures. Within minutes of being out there I had my first cod. I then proceeded to get take after take until it was time to come in. I also had a nice scorpion fish.
I have had the last week off work but not got out once locally due to the persistent northerlies but hopefully there will be more out there when it settles once again.
Some pics of the session:
Perfect conditions for once:
Getting some action once out past yellow can:
Plenty of cod but almost all were small and lean:
I was surrounded by charter fishing boats at one point. 4 or 5 fisherman fishing either side doesn’t float my boat. I much prefer the solitude of the kayak.
This was a better fish:
I then got a greedy scorpion fish. My second this summer:
The wind got up so the drogue was deployed:
Fishing started to tail off so it was time to head back in.
I’m back to praying to the weather gods to give the North East a bit of a break in the rubbish weather. Surely it will settle soon.