Whitby Bass Club Report With a rather dodgy forecast of 18 mph gusting westerlies myself and Mike took a chance on Sandsend. Fortunately the forecasters got it totally wrong and there wasnt a breath of wind all night. We left Sandsend at five and Pollack was our main target. Now fishing is a funny old game and 2 weeks ago at this mark I had non stop pollack to nine pound, but today, and yesterday has been a different story. Same conditions, if not better, nice sized ebbing tide, crystal clear water and all we could manage was ahandfull of small pollack to 3lb. Time and again we paddled back to opur favourite little mark in search of those big pollack, but they just seem to have gone completely AWOL. Like I say, its a funny old game, I get the feeling those fish are still in there, but for some reason they wernt switched on. But all was not lost, myself and Mike tried another little venue not far away. This place has a bit more tide flow and weve had lots of bass in there in the past but for the last few years they have been absent. Tonight was different, they were back. Although not in massive numbers we managed a couple each upto 3lb, and missed the chance of several more with the rod hammering round and then they were gone. Next something very strange happened, Well, I thought Id seen it all but tonight was another amazing experience on the kayak. Seals are funny creatures and fall asleep upright in the water. I spotted one from quite a distance away and went to see how close I could get. To my amazement myself and Mike got right upto it. Sat laughing at it for 5 mins before it woke up and buggered off. Snoring real loud it was as well. And then to round the night of nicely, Mike paddled back to our favourite pollack spot alone as Id given up on the idea. Old Golden balls did it again with a single pollack he says would have been touching 9 to 10lb. So they are still in there. I do wonder what makes them feed at different times. So another great nights fishing and a funny encounter with a seal. Hoping to get out again tomorrow but if the weather doesnt allow, the next fishing we will be doing is north of the border as the lads are heading to the mull early Saturday morning. Heres the pics with a few from last night also.