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The early bird catches the...mops

Discussion in 'Sea Fishing Forum - Shore, Boat & Kayak Fishing' started by mattylamb, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. mattylamb

    mattylamb Rockling

    Well as I was unable to get out Fri or sat night I made the decision to get up early and have a couple of hours this morning. Anyway as usual I couldn't sleep and I was out the door well before 3 am.

    Knew the swell was dying so headed to cowbar for a look but it was still far too heavy for there and breaking over the jetty so I headed for Runswick. Nice bit of sea on and I was fishing by about half 3.

    Started off in front of the lifeboat station and it was a fish a chuck there but as seems to be the way for me this year they were all mops, just size and probably weighing just over a pound each. I managed 5 here plus a decent coalie before heading on to the rocks where I got 2 more of them pesky peas in a pod mops. As daylight came the fish were still there but the bites became more shy and I decided to call it a day

    A picture of a mop :laugh: sorry only 1 pic but I returned all the fish as I don't tend to keep mops, I prefer a bit more meat on my fillet...


    Now I'm off to play football then it's club match tonight so hopefully a goal or 2 and some more fish tonight! It's gonna be a long day!

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  2. Woodsmanuk

    Woodsmanuk @woodsmanuk

    It could have been worse. :wink:

    Nice write-up

  3. Sambo

    Sambo To the MAX!

    Nice one Matty, that is an early start! Glad you were rewarded with plenty of mops :happy:
  4. bowesy

    bowesy Blenny

    mop miiissstteerrr!!!!
  5. wec

    wec Nunc est biben dum

    thats dedication matty,well done.
    seems to be mops all over,had a go down cayton bay last night,was plenty of them there,still there is the odd good fish in with them been weighed in the club matchs
  6. deano72

    deano72 Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    well done matty,that was a early start..
  7. mattylamb

    mattylamb Rockling

    Just finished football 2 goals for me in a 4-4 thriller. Spragg tonight?

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  8. N.INGLIS 28.8

    N.INGLIS 28.8 Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    nice looking sand fish,shame sea's about gone for tonight.
  9. halfprice

    halfprice Owt For Nowt

    Well done mate
    looking like a good season then if the mops are in big numbers
  10. woody

    woody New Member

    nice one matty
  11. Lobbers

    Lobbers phwwore i love gwen stefani me like

    you might get a better one from simmy tonight matty, you'lle have to beat me to it though :cheesy:
  12. mattylamb

    mattylamb Rockling

    lmao Paul you know me too well
  13. MidlandYakker

    MidlandYakker Blenny

    3am....!! That's dedication ;-)

    Good to catch a few though, Matty.
  14. SAGE

    SAGE always trying...... some say very trying !!!!!

    well done matty both on your early morning catch and your goals.... lets hope you get a couple tonight as well... to make it a hat trick of successful outings...
  15. Dink

    Dink Blenny

    The good ens from simi are long gone!!
  16. Lobbers

    Lobbers phwwore i love gwen stefani me like

    nahh!!!! 6lber
  17. Mark Gelder

    Mark Gelder Rockling

    Nice 1 Matster.................
  18. go go gadget

    go go gadget Rockling

    Well done matty, There are a few better fish about. I got one about 6 1/2 lb last night. Only bite of the night though

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