With the Bempton fever in full flow I decided on a trip up to my favourite mark of Blea Wyke, I don't venture up North this early usually but my mate fished up here the other day and had a few fish so I thought why not. Rob had already had a go but not had any fish but different day different tide so a nice early start and a variety of baits were packed. Once at the top of the cliff a quick glance over the top showed some colour but not much :cry: oh well small tide building sea, plus only day free to have a go......was still hopeful of maybe a fish or two. Duke was with us so my bag was even heavier with his water and food.....going to have to get that dog some panniers to carry his own gear ! Last time I was down for the pollock in summer but the well trodden path was giving away that a few have obviously been trying the marks under the cliffs early on. With plenty of chatter about what could be Dan and I were soon down onto Lady Green rock. We'd had a look at the ropes but nobody appears to have been down and it was well over grown...looks like a route rapidly vanishing back into the undergrowth. I quickly set up and blasted out a small cart and worm bait out past the kelp and shelf . The weapon of choice today was a Century Kompressor Grand Prix 14ft and an Okuma Magnetix 20 loaded with braid. I m really surprised at the Okuma, three winters ago I was doubting the longevity of the magnetix. The one I m using has been strapped on my kayak rod till this winter was well furred up and nearly seized. But a quick service and clean and it is working like new again....not to be knocked for Â£60 with a 5 year warranty as well ! The first cast produced a rare this year Wrasse and it was a good one of about 3lb (actual weight !) a good 15-16" in length. Not a lot more from there so decided to try the scar itself. I was more hopeful of the flood off the north side but the swells were building and making fishing the sth side of Blea Wyke steel itself very difficult. So I bit the bullet and moved onto the nth edge of the scar. There was a lot of colour in the backs but also about a dozen seals , which Duke found facinating. I loaded up the 5/0 Varivas big mouth with a cart,worm,razor,oyster cocktail and with good footing gave it a full on back cast out into tide. I didn t have to wait long before a more definite three pulls on the rod tip signalled the arrival of some codlings. A mop of about a pound and a half was soon in the bag. Re bait and I had three more fish in quick succession. Dan was percevering over on the other side but not having much luck. With slack water fast approaching the weather blowing in looked nasty and Duke scurried for cover behind the rucksack. It was very squally when it blew in but thankfully didn t last long. When it passed Duke surfaced, not looking very impressed...with that " Dad can we go ?" sort of expression. I managed another two mops and two more good wrasse before the bites dried up, so decided to hop back to the fronts before making the climb back up. Anyway no more fish and as darkness fell after a full day we decided that we'd had enough. Poor Dan blanked , I ended up with 5 mops and 3 wrasse so at least a few fish down there. That climb has left my legs burning and a huge thirst for a few lagers that has just been quenched. A great day out at a lovely remote venue, still my all time favourite venue. Cheers Jellyworm.