Staithes Uptide fishing 20-10-2012 With the calm sea's and sunny days a session cod fishing was far from my thoughts, that was until my good friend Darren Hanson (Dink) rang to ask if I fancied a bit of uptide fishing. he said he had been the night previous and had a couple of fish to 6lb. Well with not much prospects of catching much from the shore I jumped at the chance to join him on his boat.. We couldn't get afloat until 4pm because of the tide, so we decided to take our lamps and fish a little in to darkness. After 5 minutes from leaving the harbour Darren stopped the engine and dropped the anchor, We were fishing a few hundred yards off the low water marks. The fishing was slow for the first hour untill the tide increased and then the fishing improved. We were useing Crab, Cart, live Hermit crab and mussel for bait and casting it uptide 30-40 yards with a 7oz grip lead. Darren soon was pulling in the fish which left me scratching my head as to what I was doing wrong. The light started to fade and this seen me get my first fish, but it was no cod but one of the jumbo pouting which frequent the Boulby/Staithes area. it got dark and the size of the Cod was increasing me and Darren both landed some good cod around the 5lb mark then Darren got a cracking bite and it picked up his lead and headed down tide, by the bend in his rod I could tell that it was a much better fish and after a short tussle a lovely fresh cod of 9lb broke the surface. The smile on Darrens face showed that he was well happy with his cod and rightly so. Well it was time to head back to the harbour and for 3 hours fishing Darren had landed 7 cod and a pouting while I could only muster a couple of cod and a pouting but it was a lovely calm peaceful night at sea.. So hopefully just goes to show the fish are just out of casting range but with a bit of swell it should push them tight inshore.. A few pic's. Tightlines.