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Summer sport in our region is superb !

Discussion in 'Sea Fishing Forum - Shore, Boat & Kayak Fishing' started by Jellyworm, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. Jellyworm

    Jellyworm Rockling

    Another good forecast and a day off work so the gear was readied for another go at the summer pollock fishing. This time same launch site but concentrating on a slightly different patch of ground.

    Kim was also off work so both kayaks were chucked on the van and an early start up to Boggle Hole was made.
    We paddled out into the bay for 8am and a nice flat sea with the fresh breeze going more or less straight over our heads.
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    The paddle across the bay was really pleasant with an escort of seals most of the way. I dropped a 5oz lead and a jellyworm down to see if I could troll anything on the way to our mark but all I did was drop a couple of fish as we crossed Blea Wyke backs.

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    Once we reached our chosen mark after a steady 35 mins paddle I changed tac and set up a light lead for casting and deep spinning a small black and yellow eddystone eel. First cast and I was into a pollock. Not a monster but target species as it dived and took a bit of line. These fish really are great sport on light gear.
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    Kim had set up a float rig and was drifting a sandeel under it about 20ft deep in 30ft of water. It wasn t long before she was squealing, "I ve got one ! " and her first kayak pollock was hers :cool:
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    The next hour was great nice flat sea out of the wind and a steady haul of pollock coming to both of us, I was still deep spinning and Kim on the float.

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    We paddled back towards Blea Wyke and landed for a welcome spot of lunch.....no matter how many times I go there I m always blown away at the beauty of the place.

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    Anyway suiteably refreshed we set about the fishing again and split up a bit to cover more ground, Kim was casting a jellyworm now but I think she needs to work on the method as all she did was lose gear less her.

    I had a couple of nice fish around the 5lb mark and then I got a very very delicate bite , just a couple of slight knocks. Then all hell broke loose, crashing and diving several times and when nearly up it screamed off again really testing the light Fladen Maximus rod. Eventually a very nice came to the top and was quickly hauled in as I turned and headed for the shore to weigh this one accurately.

    After giving it a rest in a rock pool after the hard fight it had given me this fish took the scales to 9lb 8oz...my pb kayak fish :cool:
    A few photos and the fish was held in the water until with a powerful kick of its tail off it went......superb !
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    The wind was picking up now and so we made the decision to head back and so I put down an eel to troll and worked it in about 25ft of water. Kim had headed off to go see the seals.......she missed out....I had four more fish all around 4-5lb in successive drops.
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    Once past Peak Steel the wind really did pick and we had to turn back away from our landing site and paddle inside to get some shelter as it was just pushing us out. Once under the cliffs it was like a different day and we had a steady paddle back....
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    thankfully tide was still well up meaning only a short carry back to the van.

    No mater what anyone says our summer fishing is up there with the best of places.
    All fish were returned I had 12 fish and kim managed 4 pollock , they are a great sporting fish and I hope they stay that way for us all to enjoy for the future.
     
  2. brian carragher

    brian carragher Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    Great fishing

    Amazing is'nt it how things change, 5 or 6 years ago if you asked anglers up here what they fished for and how they'd have ssaid cod and winter beach fishing only, putting away their rods once Janurary had passed not getting them out again till the October

    Now I think everyone realises just what fantastic fishing we have right on our own doorsteps with year round fishing and some of the very best summer fishing in the country right here and right now

    Long may it continue
     
  3. mattylamb

    mattylamb Rockling

    Cracking report and pics dave and very well done on your pb yak caught fish!
     
  4. mattylamb

    mattylamb Rockling

    Cracking report and pics dave and very well done on your pb yak caught fish!
     
  5. big cliff

    big cliff Rockling

    A top class report Dave and as you said some great fishing that was a cracking pollack , it would be great if we had a wealth of shore marks for
    them , because theres a good stock of fish out there
     
  6. Jellyworm

    Jellyworm Rockling

    I think there is more scope than first thought Alan....it is just a case of time tide and getting the method right.....most of those fish came well well within casting range and there was no heavy kelp line inside....food for thought.
     
  7. BigBen

    BigBen New Member

    superb fishing mate congratulations glad you broke your pb with that stonking fish glad use both did well and completely agree with you this are is up with the best of them :happy:
     
  8. Ramsrod

    Ramsrod Rockling

    Well done Dave, another top class report, you're certainly nailing those pollack now. Despite what people think a lot of the ground down there is relatively short of kelp when seen from the top on a clear sea but the deep water options for the fish and tide strength make it a great pollack area. I have seen a few caught from shore inc 3 of about 7lb but they were caught by accident.
     
  9. brian carragher

    brian carragher Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    Those Fladen Maximus rods are ideal for the pollack, nice and light , very tippy to absorb the crash dive lunges and a bit of backbone when required

    I have the 15/30lb and by the look of yours I'd guess its the same is it, fantastic bit of kit for the job
     
  10. Jellyworm

    Jellyworm Rockling

    The rod is a maxximus 5g-25g spinning rod....very very light but still has the back bone to beat them.....I did have the 25g-50g spinning rod but that is now residing at the bottom of nth landing as I dropped it last year.....I don't fish with boat rods at all.......I went out on sea otter2 with a pike jerk bait rod and di really well on cod and ling on very very light gear.....I just love the scrap you get on light gear....my favourite rod is a Fox jerk bait extreme....closely followed by A Wychwood Extricator carp 7ft jungle stick....all jig nicely but are sensitive enough to spin and plug with.
     
  11. ste muir

    ste muir New Member

    Nice report and some great pics.Well done lads
     
  12. carpyken

    carpyken New Member

    Great stuff there Dave, and congratulations on the PB pollock, thats a stonker of a fish - maybe even the one that that Spawney fella lost last week :cheesy:.

    Good to see Kim out on the yak and looking very much the part.

    Keep up the great work

    Ken
     
  13. Jellyworm

    Jellyworm Rockling

    She's not happy with that one.....lol :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
  14. Jellyworm

    Jellyworm Rockling

    I think Kims fish were down to the lucky hat she was wearing ....courtesy of our Spawney on his world travels two or three years ago.
     
  15. carpyken

    carpyken New Member

    The girlies seem to do quite well for the pollock down there under Ravenscar, another session were I got out fished last week...

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  16. Mark Gelder

    Mark Gelder Rockling

    Great report dave n well done on the PB...............
     
  17. willybendit

    willybendit Rockling

    great report as usual Dave and congratulations on the PB all you need now is a tope next few weeks should see one or two about with a bit of look tightlines Alain
     
  18. Maxie

    Maxie New Member

    Thats a great pollack they are a great looking fish when they are fresh out of the water,give me a good pollacking session anyday over a good days bass fishing,well done.
     
  19. Jellyworm

    Jellyworm Rockling

    Oh I ll be keeping an eye on things....mind you AL......those co-ordinates you gave me ..closest is 3 mile off and the other two 5+ mile and 4+mile off......maybe a bit too far for a long session on the yak in case the weather turns.
     
  20. harrythecod

    harrythecod Rockling

    Well done Dave and Kim, some lovely fish there and some cracking photo,s you luck so and so,
     

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