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Arbroath 2011 first trip

Discussion in 'Sea Fishing Forum - Shore, Boat & Kayak Fishing' started by harrythecod, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. harrythecod

    harrythecod Rockling

    Well here it is our report from the north,Friday morning arrived and i was chomping at the bit to get going ,
    Dale , Russell , and Tony arrived at 6-45am and my gear was loaded into the all ready stuffed car :embarrass:,

    have you got everything this time Harry, yes double checked and treble checked, :embarrass:
    so it was talk of things to come on our way north,

    Tony and Dale had come with me last year and it was a grueller with the weather, but they enjoyed it , this time the weather looked spot on so the talk was where are we going to try first Harry, they were like kids at christmas , first stop was the bacon butty stall on the border at Berwick, [​IMG]


    Belly,s satisfied it was none stop to Arbroath, Dale had booked the cottage on the internet,
    we got a pleasant supprise at the standard of the cottage it was a beauty,
    plenty of storage for our bait and tackle ,and our fishing clothes ,

    my appartment [​IMG]


    on suite and telly this is called the bothy and it was all mine :laugh:, well i am the oldest of the crew,and the lads shared this space ,




    after unpacking it was off to fish,
    i decided Rumness was to be the first venue, and it didn't let us down, well apart from me ,
    i was struggling to get to grips with my long rod and braid , i pulled through most of my bites instead of letting them develop, so lesson learned there,

    first into a fish was russell,[​IMG]
    then Dale had a better one ,
    then it was tony's turn and this time it put up a better scap through the kelp,
    it was pretty busy all through the session once the tide started to move another for russell
    then came a fish of a much better stamp ,\Russell was calling ,this feels like a beauty and after a tussell through the kelp out came a beautiful red cod of 8lb 8oz a new pb for him , i was well pleased for the lads after regaling them with many stories of my past trips with Garry and Alan,

    he was like a kid at Christmas and we were all excited for him ,
    after a few more mops and the odd pollack and wrasse i finaly got a fish myself ,
    not a biggy but i was pleased to be off the mark,
    this is a better photo of Russell and his pb[​IMG]
    more cod for russell , the lad was on fire this day [​IMG]
    At this point i must say a big thank you to Dale , as you may know i was suffering with terrible sciatica before the trip and during it , He carried my rucksack to the marks each day ,friday and saturday i nwas in agony , :wounded:
    well after a few more cod and wrasse the day came to an end ,so it was a long climb back up the cliff and a 30 min walk back to the car,we had got off to a pretty good start and the walkl back is allways easier when you have had a good day, now for a chill out and talk of the next days venue ,


    next day started and Tony had cooked breakfast,



    at first i was at a bit of a quandrie as where to start after talking to myself for a while i opted for Ethie Haven, a beautiful small harbour village ,
    we fished off the small wall for an hour half way into the ebb but nothing , so it was down onto the scars to the right of the village,

    once again Russel was first into a fish ,
    followed by Tony ,[​IMG]
    then Dale [​IMG]
    then myself [​IMG]
    this went on for about three hours to the bottom of the tide with fish comint to the rod quite steady, i will point out at this stage 85% of our catch was returned to fight another day ,
    some were to deeply hooked to go back , but if you feel like taking your fish then do so by all means ,

    next mark was the cliff top for an hour untill the tide had flooded a bit more for our final mark of the day ,[​IMG]

    then it was off to the five yard shot ,(well my five yard shot i got it wrong last year :embarrass:)
    first fish a bloomin pollymog,[​IMG]
    then a tiddler,[​IMG]

    then a trebble , one rockling and two bits :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
    then it started to pick up with a bit more tide [​IMG]
    and another ,[​IMG]
    again, [​IMG]


    the gang ,[​IMG]



    after a hectic day once again , it was back to base and of course it was my speciality ,the beef lassagne [​IMG]

    chill out time again a few beers and bed my back was in bits , but one more day to go ,
    next day we awoke to a bit of a blustery wind and i was not to sure where to try ,in the end we went back to the five yard sht , but this time 100 yds further up the gully ,

    we had left it a bit late after a sleep in , and the tide was allmost at it,s peak and not to big as well we had a dabble for about two houra and were rewarded with a few fish ,
    the recovery pool,[​IMG]

    then it was off to boddin for the rest of the ebb when we got there we had a head on wind , not to strong more of a nuisance ,we ahd a few small bits the anchors,
    then Dale had a walk down the scar at the back of the old ruin(the clay store Alan :wink:)

    thats what i told Tony :laugh: :laugh:,

    he had a fish of about 3lb-8oz but he didnt have his camera ,
    we stuck it out untill allmost low and decided to try Aucmithie ,
    we would fish a couple of hours up at ratchet rock,
    when we arrived there was a local match just finishing , the news was not good very few fish had been caught , but we were there so had a try,
    it was to no avail the fish just wern,t biting i was ready to call it a day but the youngsters were still enthusiastic and wanted more :wounded: so Russel wanted to try ethie again , well we gave it another go but for very little one of 3lb12oz and one just size , and a coalie ,so it was back to base for ten thirty and i was f***ed to say the least , but what a trip we had , i was especialy pleased for Russell on his first trip up there with me ,and getting a pb, and for Tony and Dale who after last year saw what can be caught if you work at it , as for me well a little dissapointing with around 15 fish in total , alltogether we had about 60 fish to the scales and some happy memories to take home , i have many more photo,s but it is hard to put them all up ,

    OH as a post script i forgat my leads, and the sauce mixes for my lassagne , Dale got electricuted through his B*ll,s on the cliff top fence :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:, and Tony put some rind on a hook off his ham shank and caught a cod :surprise:,
    hope you all enjoyed the report and tight lines untill my next venture north ,
  2. GJW

    GJW Rockling

    Glad to see you lads didn't plunder the cod stocks to much and just got rid of the mops and left the big un's for us when we go on Saturday.... :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

    Only joking fella's well done to you all and well done Russell on the 8lb 8oz kelpie off snaggle scaur.. :wink:

    More fish and less lasagne and sausage bun pic's Harry..... :cheesy: :cheesy:

    Great report

  3. GJW

    GJW Rockling

    At this point i must say a big thank you to Dale , as you may know i was suffering with terrible sciatica before the trip and during it , He carried my rucksack to the marks each day

    What!!! Not only did the lads show you how to catch fish but they carried your gear too!! By you have a good system H..... :laugh: :laugh:

    Can I come along with you lads next year? My rucksack is lighter than Harrys....... :whistle:


    Russ looking for the porn channels.... :cheesy:
  4. snap off!

    snap off! Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    howdo, it was a great weekend i had 20 cod biggest 5lb and 1 wrasse on the lite rod, it was very enjoyable with great lads, roll on next year, and harry you left out that tony got a 3lb cod on hokki,s
  5. GJW

    GJW Rockling

    Great stuff Dale can't beat getting away catching some fish and having a good laugh :yes: and your always sure of a laugh or two when Harry's around.... :cool:

    Glad you seen how the fishing can be up there Dale. Just imagine you lived up there i reckon you would have had a few good fish to your name...
  6. harrythecod

    harrythecod Rockling

    aye it was a bit of a rush to get it on Dale and left out some things ,
    it would be great if you can get some photo,s up as well,

    just to show they wernt all small fry , as you know most of the time i was in agony and trying to photograph and fish isnt all ways easy even when your young and fit :whistle:
  7. harrythecod

    harrythecod Rockling

    What!!! Not only did the lads show you how to catch fish but they carried your gear too!! By you have a good system H.....

    well i must have been a good teacher Garry, after all you and Alan showed me :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
  8. Crab Nut

    Crab Nut Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    well done harry and the gang, a canny trip with some nice fish, topped off with russells 8lb 8oz p.b- glad you put most of em back for us to catch , a bit surprising that you forgot something though harry
  9. big cliff

    big cliff Rockling

    A good report there Harry and the lads , It was nice to see you had cleared a few mops away :laugh: :laugh: :wink:
    at one time I thought I was looking at 60 minute makeover :laugh: , then :yes: :yes: a bit of Nigela lawson :laugh: you had some
    nice fish there and its wetted my appetite for next week , if we only lived there , the mind boggles , any how well done to all of you :yes:
  10. snap off!

    snap off! Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    howdo,some more pics here
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  11. snap off!

    snap off! Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    howdo, im getting the hang ofv posting pics,

    had a great time with most of he fish betwwen the 2lb 8oz and 5lb mark, cant wait till the mull now
  12. mattylamb

    mattylamb Rockling

    great stuff lads , well done. I left those fish in the five yard shot just for you :cheesy:
  13. ste muir

    ste muir New Member

    A big well done to you and the lads there Harry,looks like you had a cracking time up there.Me and my mates are off up on friday,fingers crossed for a similar result.
  14. harrythecod

    harrythecod Rockling

    Matty you did bloody well considering the weather,
    we were just a bit more lucky with the weather,

    But for me rummness was pretty good , but a long walk now :wounded:
  15. Antony

    Antony New Member

    Cracking report and pictures matey.Me and my misses are off up to aberdeen in mid august,gonna sneak a couple of telescopic rods in the boot the night before we hit the road lol.
  16. SAGE

    SAGE always trying...... some say very trying !!!!!

    another cracking outing for harry and the lads..... well worth the long drive up....
    hope to get up across the border myself later this month... if things go to plan..
    well done once again..

    THE DOLPHIN Rockling

    Excellent report and pics Harry and nice one Russel on your pb. It will be a trip you will all remember for a long time well done.
  18. Baramundi Bob

    Baramundi Bob Super Leeds United !!!

    Great stuff lads, thanks for giving us something worth reading, and of course great photos too.
  19. Mark Gelder

    Mark Gelder Rockling

    Fantastic report Harry and a massive well done to you all on the fish..............me & Deadlyfish are going up for a couple of days this week, appetite is well n truly wetted...........
  20. congerball

    congerball Blenny

    Cracking report Harry and co. Lots of decent fish there! Nice write up Harry enjoyed reading that. Looking forward to the west coast report now. All the best

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