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A Dab Hand

With a fishing trip planned next morning the car was packed in advance with bait fishing and bait digging equipment. Upon awaking the following morning it quickly became evident that spare clothing would be required in the car because of the horrible conditions outdoors. Thankfully the forecast was for an improved evening.

A short drive to a local bait digging location to top up supply was required. Thirty minutes digging and plenty of lugworms were in the bucket to accompany the ragworms,crab and mackerel that was collected and prepared at an earlier stage.

Sand Dab caught on crab

All set for fishing and the weather had improved slightly as forecast, The poor weather earlier in the day seemed to have revoked other anglers from heading out as it was very quiet locally.

Tackle was promptly set up with clipped down rigs baited and cast out. It did not take long for the first fish a fair sized whiting to be landed. Most casts thereafter produced either whiting, codling’s or some very nice sized sand dabs.

Sea Temp is slowly decreasing with Met buoy 5 currently reading 13.2 degrees.

Whiting caught on lug/mackerel  A small codling

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