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Bass 9lb 7oz!

Discussion in 'Sea Fishing Forum - Shore, Boat & Kayak Fishing' started by rupert, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. rupert

    rupert Blenny

    Thought you guys would like to see some photographs from yesterday afternoons bass fishing. It was taken from my friends’ boat in about 14’ of water and caught on an 11’ spinning rod, fishing live launce under a float. This was the biggest of nine fish we caught in the afternoon fishing 1 – 6pm.

    As soon as it was hooked I knew it was different to the 2 and 3 pounders we had been catching up to then. No massive long runs but a very, very strong fish that kept close to the bottom for what felt like an eternity. I’d forgotten to bring my landing net (Doh…..) :embarrass: which posed a bit of a problem, but John skilfully picked it out of the water by the gills. :blindfold: :blindfold:

    The bass weighed 9lb 7oz and is not only a new PB for me, but probably my bass of a lifetime from the Yorkshire coast. It just shows the fantastic potential we have for all sorts of specimen fish here.

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  2. harrythecod

    harrythecod Rockling

    :surprise: 9lb plus bloomin great ,bring on the photo,s :canadian:
     
  3. vtech

    vtech Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    That is awesome well done, a catch of a lifetime. :cool: :cool:
     
  4. shammy67

    shammy67 only dead fish go with the flow

    wow!! what a specimen...as long as its looked after,cant see why our bass fishing shouldnt rival that of the south coast in time..cant wait for the pics...very well done rupert
     
  5. Sambo

    Sambo To the MAX!

    Excellent result Rupert, hell of a Bass for the Yorkshire coast.

    This is probably the best pic:

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  6. Mark Gelder

    Mark Gelder Rockling

    Fantastic fish mate.....
     
  7. MidlandYakker

    MidlandYakker Blenny

    I bet you knew you had that on....!! Cracker
     
  8. congerball

    congerball Blenny

    What a fish! Great catch. Well done :yes:
     
  9. quint

    quint Watch out Emperor Zorg's about

    Very well done Rupert, those big boys certainly are very powerful, the fight really is something special, much better than pollock in my opinion
     
  10. harrythecod

    harrythecod Rockling

    Ecelent photo ,it is a beauty :yes: i hope we can get one or two like that from the shore :happy:
     
  11. Patterdale

    Patterdale New Member

    lovely fish

    Well done

    Doug
     
  12. Baramundi Bob

    Baramundi Bob Super Leeds United !!!

    Well done Rupert another specimen to add to your list. Great to see mate Im pleased for you.
     
  13. Dav

    Dav Rockling

    Thats a cracking fish rupert , just out of curiosity what depth were you fishing ure launce ? cheers .....and very well done ...
     
  14. DiscoMick

    DiscoMick Eat Fishing, Sleep Fishing, Drink BEER

    People travel miles to catch fish of that quality,and there they are right on our doorstep well done mate hope it's one of many.
     
  15. bassman

    bassman Administrator

    Well done on your PB Rupert thats a fish of a life time, :happy: :happy: :happy:
     
  16. carpyken

    carpyken New Member

    Rupert what an amazing fish, and very well deserved, know how much time you have spent in pursuit of those bass. Theres going to be a lot of very jealous kayakers out there at the mo :whistle: :cheesy:

    Ken
     
  17. robq

    robq Rockling

    Cracking fish and what a method to catch it on !!

    well done :happy:

    Rob
     
  18. dean__bradley

    dean__bradley Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    exrlant , thumbs up
     
  19. rupert

    rupert Blenny

    Dav - You were asking about the depth. I fish a sliding float, so I can vary the depth, but for water in the 12' - 16' range I set my float stop knot at about 10' When the water is clear, bass (and pollock too) have no problem coming up in the water to take a bait. I've caught pollock in 30' of water with the float set at only half that depth.
     
  20. oddjob

    oddjob Blenny

    holy sh#t.... :scare: bet you bricked it when you hooked into that beastie! crackin fish well done.
     

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