Back in the hunt again

By , 19 February, 2009 16:04
Following the back surgery I had to have a few months recuperation which meant I was not allowed to stretch, bend, lift my arms above my head and all manner of other restrictions which drastically meant no fishing. Well, after about five months of no worm drowning, I finally felt fit enough to go out on Tuesday evening for a few hours. Rather than tackle the shingle at Seaford, I opted for the easier flat concrete of Brighton Marina, arriving on the East arm at about 6.30pm or so.

I had planned to get there earlier in the day and try for some of the herring I’ve heard so much about but unfortunately that was not to be, so I was a little peeved that I got there in darkness.  I was even more deflated when I met FishyRob and Dytiscus, two of the guys from WSF forums who had finished for the day and were leaving with a bucket of herrings.

Anyway, I went to bay 16 and set up two rods, one with 2 hook flapper and one with single hook ledger DVice, both baited with either lugworm, or ragworm or a cocktail of both. I didn’t hold out much hope of anything decent, this being renowned as the worst time of year and the tides heights and times were not good but I was just glad to be out in the fresh air once again. Fishwise, the weather wasn’t brilliant either, flat sea, no wind and no rain but at least it was comfortable.

By the end of session, things had gone as I predicted, with just a load of pin whiting and a 5 Bearded rockling. On the plus side, my back held up with no major problems, so I’m confident of some serious fishing for the coming year. If things carry on improving, I might even be able to get some boat trips in as well.

2 Responses to “Back in the hunt again”

  1. mad on fishing says:

    nice to hear your back, hopfuly see you around.

  2. Vic says:

    Thanks Martin, it is great to be back, just hope for a decent year.

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