It promised More

By , 13 June, 2010 16:58

I’d been looking forward to yesterday all week; with the bigger tides and the arrival of mackerel in numbers, the prospects for a good nights fishing on Brighton Marina, after bass were pretty good. I arrived on the East arm and headed out and found a space in bay 59, arriving at about 7pm. The place was extraordinarily quiet for a warm, sunny Saturday – hardly anyone out there, anyone would think  there was some football tournament on.

There was a hint of an Easterly breeze but it was literally just a whiff. The sea was flat, clear and the tide was just into the flood and coming up to a midnight high, conditions looked promising. I set up a rod for bait gathering using a set of small  Sabikis to get a few mackerel at dusk. I then set up a scratching rod, using a size 4 two hook flapper baited with lugworm and tried  this at varying distances throughout the session.

Won’t rabbit on as there isn’t really that much to report, I packed up at 3am after a disappointing 8 hours of inactivity – the final tally was one black bream (a keeper), one schoolie bass and a Pout that all fell to the lugworm. The mackerel bait was never even touched except by crabs. An evening that had promised a bit more, failed to deliver.

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