Fished theÂ ‘Paddle Round the Pier‘ competition on the 4th July. This annual charity event is held on the East arm of Brighton Marina and is in aid of the RNLI, Rocking Horse Appeal and Surfaid International. Quite a few turned up and braved the sunshie, heat and crowds to do their bit.
After the book in, draw for walk off places and raffle, we headed off towards the end of the arm where it would be less crowded and should have been cordoned off for the event. I finally settled in bay 45 and started fishing.
Now I’m not really into the match scene and am not used to targetting small fish to build up a score, so I decided to fish as nornal and hope I got enough to get a good result. I stuck to my usual tactics ofÂ one rod with a two hook flapper baited with worm and mackerel strip which I hoped would get me some bream and the second rod with a large bait of mackerel fillet or head in the hope of a bass.
To cut a long story short, I should have done what the match regulars were doing and gone for quantity as my tactics resulted in an astounding catch of zero!
Anyway, it was a decent day out – sunshine, good company and a few quid for charity.
Full report can be read here Results from bottom of page 9 onwards (Opens in new window).