Set off at 02.30am hoping for a great day’s fishing, good forecast so off I went. Arrived at 04.00am Nobody else about. Quick coffee and then gear on and tackle on the beach. As the forecast was for no rain, I didn’t bother to put the shelter up. Put gear out for Steve and Roy although Roy had man flu and didn’t know if he would make it but I knew if he made and took the remedy, I gave him yesterday he would be there. Nothing for the first 2 hours, Steve arrived just after 07.00am and Roy about 07.30am.
About 07.45am I had a little rattle on my inside distance rod about 50yds, brough in a small rockling and a small flattie not a great start but gets rid of the blank. Things were really slow all around, Both Roy and Steve had a rockling. The wind veered slightly more from the North and did my ears and nose know it. The wind became that cutting that we had to sit with our backs to the wind but facing the low Winter sun, obviously giving us all oriental squints. There were signs that the weed was going to be a nuisance as a few clotheslines came in and so I decided it was dinner time, we made our way up top for coffee and sausage sarnies. After 40mins it was back down to the beach. It did start to warm up around lunch time, Steve even took off his jacket and one woman even donned a cossie and went for a swim. I eventually realised that even though the conditions had the making of a great day it was not to be. I started to go through my arsenal of baits, everything from fresh lug to lug and squid, Belgian blacks, B Blacks and squid, mackerel and bluey, big hooks, small hooks on flappers and pulley rigs but fish of a good stamp were having none of it. I kept catching flattie after flattie. Steve and Roy were similar although they had a few more rocklings among them. Roy decided to call it a day about 16.00hrs Whilst Steve and I gave it until 18.00hrs with no fish from either of us in the last 2 hours. A slightly disappointing day especially after Steve and I catching the biggest codlings of our season the week before and reports coming out of anglers catching plenty of good-sized cod over the weekend. Still, plenty of fresh air, Winter sun and a good catch up not only with Steve and Roy but with some of the regulars that are getting to know us and make a habit of popping over for a chat plus the odd dog that likes the idea of watering your seat box with the owner looking on !!!. Till next week.