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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.