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Return to Cod-ville.... A trip North of the border. Part 1, 2, 3.....

Discussion in 'Sea Fishing Forum - Shore, Boat & Kayak Fishing' started by GJW, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. GJW

    GJW Rockling

    Further Reading :

    Hi Fellow fishy folks..

    Just returned from a truly fantastic trip up North in to that beautiful country they called SCOTLAND, lets hope next time I visit, I do not need to show my passport, but lets not get into politic's on this post, just lay back relax and enjoy the fishing...

    I always get such a warm feel good feeling that surrounds me when I head North to do a bit of fishing, maybe I have got some Scottish blood running through my veins, but funny how my car always wants to head North rather than South, So north it was on our annual pilgrimage to Cod-Ville aka Arbroath.

    Once again we were not disappointed, the whole place never fails to deliver. We met up with good pals, Jimmy, and Ron and Tricky Ricky who had travelled down from Orkney, great to see you all again!! Always guaranteed some top quality banter and leg pulling when these guy's are around.. That's what fishing is all about spending time with good friends and sharing memorable moments and well if you get a few fish well that's an added bonus..

    Well what can I say... Phew what a scorcher! and they say it always rains in Scotland.. Well if that's true then I guess we have been extremely lucky on our visits over the years... When I return home people think I have been on some exotic holiday, but only I know the truth,,," I have been somewhere much better". :glee:

    There seemed to be lots of Codling's this year and my first session seen me catch 15 Cod, which more or less set the tone for the week, most sessions seen 6-14 fish per person and most fish between 2-4lb with the odd better fish making an appearance.. Best fish on the week fell to our good pal Jim who pulled out a doulbe shot with a Cod just under 7lb and a 2-3lb Cod on the bottom hook..."That lad know's were to find them".

    Anyway I guess you wanting to see a few pic's?? Well here goes.

    Jim lad with a fine Summer Coddy.

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    Well done that man..

    Not as big as Jim's but a fine fish all the same..

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    I even managed half s dozen Pollock with this being the best one..

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    Back to the Cod.

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    Al (Big Cliff) is never far away from the fish...

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    A few fish that couldn't be returned, so Cod for tea it is..:)

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    Part 2 to follow.

    Bye for now.. Gary..


    Part 2..

    A few Wrasse popped in to say hello.

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    There was a golden Cod at the end of the Rainbow...

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    This plump Wrasse was taken on a lure..

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    Fishing in shorts and T shirt.......Love it. :)

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    Were there is Cliffs, you sure to find Big Cliff... :concern:

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    Sky high Cod..

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    Back for more Cod capers in part 3... Cheers Gary..

    Part 3.

    That's better back on solid ground.. I was getting dizzy up there...:)

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    Oh no back on a Cliff again...:)

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    The main bait we used was peeler crab..


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    Thats all folks...... Yibbida Yibbida. :glee:

    A big thank-you to Jimmy, Ron the Wrasse and Tricky... :)


    Tight-Lines.

    Gary.
     
  2. dan the pollock

    dan the pollock Rockling

    Nice one gary. It looks fab up there at this time of year.

    Know what you mean about heading north. Scotland is a very magical place.
     
  3. harrythecod

    harrythecod Rockling

    top post once again Garry , some lovely fish and lovely scenary as well,
    looking forward to my trip up there with you guys in August,

    lets hope we can add a few Bas to the picture ,
    tight lines for now , Harry.
     
  4. big cliff

    big cliff Rockling

    Another top notch report Gary , much better than Sea Anglers attempts , Lovely photos , fish , weather , company what more could you ask for ----- we fished our regular marks but fitted in a couple of new venues , one of those I had been thinking about for several years
    was from a cliff mark , me and Martin made our way to a ledge , when we got to there it was longish grass but as flat as a board , lovely
    I was getting a buzz before casting in --- First cast -- bang fish on --- We only had a short session but ended up with 8 nice cod , lost a couple and missed a few bites , so no doubt I will be back on there , over the week we took cod , coleys , ling , wrasse , dogfish , Pollack
    mackerel [ that was taken on peeler ] all in all a very enjoyable week , roll on the next time
     
  5. congerball

    congerball Blenny

    Always a good read Gary. I'm heading north myself next Thursday cant wait.
     
  6. big cliff

    big cliff Rockling

    I hope you noticed I was using pebbles all week as sinkers , they cast really well with a fixed spool reel , there was no need for concern
    on the cliff tops , no crumbly edges , flat as a snooker table , next to no wind ----- in a word --- Perfect
     
  7. robq

    robq Rockling

    I noticed your pebble sinkers Alan :) A lot cheaper than lead these days !

    Great reports and pics as always Gary :) thanks for sharing !
     
  8. Baramundi Bob

    Baramundi Bob Super Leeds United !!!

    As Always Garry, you do us proud with your reports. Pleased youve had a great time with the lads once again. Alan seems to be getting younger, has he got a time machine ?

    Actually just been talking to a friend of Alans up here on Skye
     
  9. big cliff

    big cliff Rockling

    No time machine Glenn , its just a trick of the light
     
  10. foo

    foo You've gotta be in it to win it.

    Another superb report, very well done guys
     
  11. Baramundi Bob

    Baramundi Bob Super Leeds United !!!

  12. Supersonic

    Supersonic Whitby Bass Club

    Great report mate :) Some lovely looking fish there
     
  13. jc

    jc Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    CRACKING REPORT AS USUAL
    WELL DONE TO YOU ALL MUST TRY IT SOMETIME
     

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