Well I must say a big thankyou to Dan and Damo for being kindenough to lead us to the bass tonight - Just what friends are for. Initially we had decided to go yakking, meetin up at 4pm. However the wind semed to freshen as the day ore on, so wecalled it off. The lads said they were going bassing on the shore instead and invited me and Mike to try another new found venue. So I agreed to meet up with the lads later on in the evening. When I eventualy got there about 7pm the lads had no fish. We spent some time chatting and I did my David Bailey bit. Afer about an hour or so Damo hit the first bass of the eveing. I got into position with the camera, but it wasnt to be nd the fish was gone. Poor old Damo tooka bit of a ribbing off Dan who told him it was probably a mackerel. After another 10 minutes the lads decide on a bit of a shift so I hopped on the rock they vacated. Well you know whats coming next !!! Just as the plug got the the edge, I seen lovely bass, with flaired gills and arched body, take a big swipe at my maria chase BW. The fish was on and so was the fight. Because the bass had hit me so close in, it tore line off my eel a a rate of knots. Dan who was still close by, saw what was happening. "You jammy B@stard, Ive just come off that rock" the lad said loudly. After a short while I had the bass on the rocks and the bloody treble hook in my finger passed the barb. With a bitof effort I managed to get the hook out and the bass in the bag. My first fish of the year estimate at around 3lb. Within seconds I loked over and Damo was into a bass. The next 10 mintes were hectic with all the lads getting fish and a few more takes aswell. Then, just as fast as it stared,it was all over. We plugged on for nother 90 minutes or so, but nothing else showed. As usual the evening was rounded off with a pint in the local and few plans for the next session later in the week.