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PostSubject: A Quick Stop @ Shotton   Fri May 22, 2015 5:35 pm

Finished work early today, 08.30 to be precise Very Happy
My plan was to stop off at the Blue bridge Queensferry on the way home for an hour or two then get back on the road before the bank holiday madness started Exclamation

Ive never fished here before and Im not familiar with the area but I knew about parking at the back of the pub which was easy enough to find but when I got there it didn't help that the access to the river was closed off due to works going on Sad

Not to be beaten I drove along a little further to try and find another way down to the water which was just across the bridge and down by some houses, a footpath led down to the water but the mud by the bridge looked a little much and after a three hour drive from the lakes I wanted a comfortable session and not one where I end up covered in mud from tip to toe so after a welcome ten minute leg stretch along the river bank I found a spot that looked ideal for me Very Happy

I soon set up and cast in a two up one down rig with frozen lug on board and a 6oz gripper to keep it all where I wanted it as the tide was racing through as the flood began.

I thought I might have trouble with crabs stealing my baits but there was no sign of any as my lug came back in untouched after my first cast cheers Sad  

For the second cast I plonked it a bit closer in and more to the left which had the desired effect resulting in a nice plump Flounder cheers

On my third cast it was becoming obvious that the tide was getting far to strong and it would soon be impossible to hold bottom so that was that, a three hour drive for three casts Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation

Good job I didn't blank lol!







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PostSubject: Re: A Quick Stop @ Shotton   Fri May 22, 2015 6:11 pm

Happy days dave great report and pic's not seen that spot before looked a good one Very Happy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: A Quick Stop @ Shotton   Fri May 22, 2015 6:14 pm

Well done mate,if you go back across the bridge and take your first left into tata works there is a grass verge next to a gate on the left you can park on and it's a 100yd walk to the waters edge just in front of the tall trees in the first pic,fish 90 mins either side of low or high on small tides for best results and to avoid the pull
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PostSubject: Re: A Quick Stop @ Shotton   Fri May 22, 2015 6:14 pm

Nice one mate.. Always wanted to try there, but don't know how to get there! You can show us now... lol!
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PostSubject: Re: A Quick Stop @ Shotton   Fri May 22, 2015 6:21 pm

longranger wrote:
Well done mate,if you go back across the bridge and take your first left into tata works there is a grass verge next to a gate on the left you can park on and it's a 100yd walk to the waters edge just in front of the tall trees in the first pic,fish 90 mins either side of low or high 5on small tides for best results and to avoid the pull
Thanks Andy I'll try that Very Happy
It looked as though that whole side from the blue bridge to the railway bridge was closed off with the works.
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PostSubject: Re: A Quick Stop @ Shotton   Fri May 22, 2015 6:23 pm

syd wrote:
Nice one mate.. Always wanted to try there, but don't know how to get there! You can show us now... lol!
Nice fishy.. fishing

We'll do that Syders Wink I think this place is definitely worth another go Cool
Might get 4 casts next time Rock on
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PostSubject: Re: A Quick Stop @ Shotton   Fri May 22, 2015 7:52 pm

Nice one owdddd good pics cheers

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PostSubject: Re: A Quick Stop @ Shotton   Fri May 22, 2015 8:31 pm

Yes Dear the traffic was terrible on the way home but I got back as soon as I could because I've missed you so much rolling laugh
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PostSubject: Re: A Quick Stop @ Shotton   Fri May 22, 2015 8:40 pm

Not a bad ratio three to one sure cheers  beats a blank looks like it should be flounder fish fish city there though better luck on your next raid there fishing
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PostSubject: Re: A Quick Stop @ Shotton   Fri May 22, 2015 10:01 pm

great result dave 3 casts 1 fish it would be nice if we could all do that every time we went out Very Happy fish fish fishing bye
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PostSubject: Re: A Quick Stop @ Shotton   Sat May 23, 2015 9:36 am

Nice one Logger.boat
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