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Bemmo Bonanza - Mop Attack !!!

Discussion in 'Sea Fishing Forum - Shore, Boat & Kayak Fishing' started by Baramundi Bob, Oct 13, 2010.

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  1. Baramundi Bob

    Baramundi Bob Super Leeds United !!!

    Looked at the weather forecast, 5-7mph Northerly and decided that tonight was the night for our annual outing to Bempton Cliffs. I phoned Mike and we arranged to set off at 4.30 to get there just before dusk. The gruesome twosome agreed to join us later after they finished work.

    When we arrived it was good to see an almost empty car park meaning most of the marks would be free for a spot of fishing. we headed through the bird sanctuary and followed the cliff top path North until we found Quint fishing in the dugout. Iain informed us of a couple of decent marks either side of him and we opted for a pirch just south of his location.

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    First cast and the bites were instant, but it soon became apparent that we were being hit by the large shoal of coalies which appear to be present right across the region at the moment. As darkness came, the billets went off the feed, but it was to be almost 2 long hours and slack water before we saw our first codlings. we had by this point been joined by Dan and Damo.

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    First into a fish was Mike, who pulled up a nice mop, then almost instantly my rod went along with the 2 others. Mikes fish was only a small mop, and not long after I pulled one in of a similar size somewhere between one and one and a half pounds in weight.

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    Then the 2 youngsters landed fish of a similar size. The action was then frantic and it was clear the mops were in full feeding mode. Mikes rod never stopped all night but his bite to catch ratio was not good. It got me wondering if the braid had something to do with it ? Some of the bites were fearce and on most cats he had at least 3 bites but often wound in with no fish on.

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    Through the next couple of hours I managed to winkle out five mops from far fewer bites than Mike. Damo took 3 as did Mike whilst I think Dan finished with 2, but the poor lad also lost a better one when his line parted at the top. The air was blue at that point.

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    All in all another fun night. Nice to see a few other forum members up there, and would you believe that when we returned to the car all four tyres were fully inflated, which came as no great surprise to myself.

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  2. neil bugdol

    neil bugdol Blenny

    Sounds like you four had a great night, plenty of fish and plenty of laughs by the sound of things.
     
  3. woody

    woody New Member

    well done glenn funny you should say about the bites mark had real good posative bites , as would be expected with the braid!n hit them , i on the otherhand had shit bites n missed m all lol just had odd knocks !!!!
     
  4. lochbois

    lochbois Guest

    Them fish would be a match winner wouldnt they.
    Iread the match results in the gazette and they never sound very encourageing.
    Im not a match fisherman fished that big geordie match one year many years ago now . We fished Blackhall rocks in sunshine no wonder we blanked.
    Love a frosty night on one of the piers . Wheres all the whiting gone?
     
  5. ducky

    ducky maybe one day...

    well done lad :yes:

    nice report and pictures glenn :yes:
     
  6. Jellyworm

    Jellyworm Rockling

    Well done lads, seize the moment with the conditions for the cliffs being good. Pleased you had a good trip down and got into a few.
     
  7. Mark Gelder

    Mark Gelder Rockling

    Nice 1, Lads, was a well infuriating night, I was well pi..ed off in the end, managed 3 mops, dropped 2 off and missed shedloads of bites, was a difficult night with the forecasters getting the wind strenghth completely wrong, if that was 7-9mph Nly I'll show my arse in Sainsburys.............................
     
  8. Sambo

    Sambo To the MAX!

    Nice report Glenn and well done everyone. Some good fishing there lads :cool:
     
  9. mattylamb

    mattylamb Rockling

    well done lads :yes:
     
  10. GJW

    GJW Rockling

    Top fishing lads, looks like you had a great night.. Great stuff.

    Tightlines.
     
  11. biscuitlad

    biscuitlad Guest

    Cracking report Glenn, and a great bag of fish.

    Do you think Mike's braid didn't have enough "give" in it for cliff fishing? I could imagine something with a bit more stretch would cushion some of the shocks as you haul fish up the cliff.
     
  12. Baramundi Bob

    Baramundi Bob Super Leeds United !!!

    Thanks for the kind comments lads. Bempton is a very enjoyable nights fishing. Very easy, just sit at the top of the cliff and cast out. With great company and a good nights fishing there are few finer things in life. Anyone interested in fishing there should do so quick as it starts to go off the boil in the next few weeks.
     
  13. quint

    quint Watch out Emperor Zorg's about

    Good report Glenn, glad you lot managed a few fish, interesting about the braid, same thing happened to me the other night, plenty of missed bites, but the week before I couldn't fail to connect

    Your probably right biscuit, when winding fish up the cliffs on braid every knock is felt and you are on your nerves particularly when you have a good fish on when match fishing, that said when the fish are deeply hooked they aren't going anywhere, mono cushions all the knocks out and you tend to be more relaxed when winding up
     
  14. robq

    robq Rockling

    Well done lads :cool:

    Was going to have a go there myself yesterday but went off chasing fish reports from the day before !!

    You live and learn :whatever:
     
  15. dan the pollock

    dan the pollock Rockling

    mono cushions all the knocks out and you tend to be more relaxed when winding up :surprise:

    i was puffing and panting winding a fish up last night. :hurt: relaxed - NO WAY. i think i need to start going to the gym

    It was a really enjoyable night tho but i really dont envy you match lads that go on there week in week out
     
  16. woody

    woody New Member

    it was a lot easier with a bank stick and a roller !!! , well only had one on half way up !
     
  17. Mark Gelder

    Mark Gelder Rockling

    Was alot easier than the week before using the bank stick, roller and the alvey......
     
  18. timbo007

    timbo007 New Member

    Good fishing there lads - I'm going to have to start getting myself up on the cliffs.

    Anybody fancy a days guiding to get myself and Congerball started on the cliffs? Wouldn't know where to start. Willing to pay cash
     
  19. go go gadget

    go go gadget Rockling

    Well done lads, Sounds like you had an enjoyable nights fishing
     
  20. seanyrooroo

    seanyrooroo Pig Hunter

    Well done lads, cracking pics Glenn.
     

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