Well with the summer cod fishing not exactly flying on all cylinders on our coast I decided on a trip to the cod mecca of Arbroath with deadlyfish rich, just waited for the right conditions, they arrived this week. Met at Deadlyâ€™s around 3.15 on Wednesday morning, after filling the van and sinking a quick cuppa we were away for 3.50, 4hrs and 40 mins later we were in Arbroath, a journey of â€˜white knuckleâ€™ like proportions. We decided to fish Ethie mains the 1st day, the weather was glorious, unbroken sunshine, we headed to our 1st mark, â€˜the 5 yard shotâ€™. We were joined by 2 very unwelcome guests, 2 seals were swimming around right infront of us, needless tp say the fishing was pants with not 1 bite on either rod. Just before HW we headed back up the cliff to our next mark, a spot of cliff fishing. The weather was now beginning to change and no sooner had we cast in than the heavens opened, it rained heavily for over an hour, during this time Deadly managed 2 mops. As soon as the rain eased the sun came out again and temperatures once again climbed, deadly was absolutely soaked through to the skin, he set about doing a â€˜Robson Greenâ€™, stripping down to his boxersâ€¦.. Using the fence behind as a washing lineâ€¦â€¦. The score was 2-0 already, and didnâ€™t I know it, I then managed to miss 2 penalty kicks, as 2 rod wrenching bites came to nothing, undeterred I cast back into the same area, this time I managed to hook up with a nice red 3.5lberâ€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦.. I cast straight back out and almost strainght away hooked a better fish, this turned out to be my biggest of the trip weighing 4lb4ozâ€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦ The bites then tailed off so we moved to our next mark, Ethie haven. Once fishing I was into a fish almost straight away, this one weighing a smidgen above 4â€¦â€¦ after a few missed bites we moved onto the small island infront of us. 1st cast and Deadly landed his 1st ever wrasse, looked about 2lbâ€¦â€¦â€¦ I then had a few chucks of the side of the island along the kelp fringes and landed 3 more mops to 3lb. We were knackerd at this point so decided on a walk back and a chinkyâ€¦â€¦score after day 1 Gelder 6 â€“ Deadly 2. Day 2 we decided to fish Rumness, started off on the rocks to the right of the pebbly beach, I was using fresh peeler and defrosted cart which I bound on with cellophane wrapped around it, it looked like a tennis ball, it did the trick as 2nd cast I landed a nice fresh fish which looked around 3.5-4lbâ€¦â€¦ Deadly then got a fantastic bite, it was the sort that just pulls the rod tip over and keeps going, had he not been stood beside his rod it was going for a swim. Being the highly skilled angler he is he managed to miss the bite and feed the fishâ€¦. :cheesy: :cheesy: the bites then became fiicky and as we had decided to head home after HW I was desparate to have a go off the â€˜submarine rockâ€™ to see if we could pick up some tide fish. No sooner had we cast in I hooked a mop, Deadly then managed a nice Pollock, the Pollock took his bare hook as he reeled it in, spawney git, reckon it was around the 2lb markâ€¦.. He recast and before he put his rod on the rod rest he was into another fish, this one turned into a nice fresh run 2.5lberâ€¦â€¦ The tide began to slow about 1hr before HW and the bites stopped, I had a bash at spinning and managed to land a maccy and Pollock. It was then time for home. Apologies for the lack of pictures that was down to the weather. A massive THANK YOU to BIG CLIFF, GJW & MATTY for their help, it was a belting couple of days in a fantastic place, a cod fishermanâ€™s paradiseâ€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦..