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fairziff
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PostSubject: Surely Not?   Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:27 pm

Venue - Kinmel Bay
Tide - Low
Time - Day
Bait: Peeler Crab, Shrimp, Fresh Lug

It's become an annual event heading down beyond the end Perch in Kinmel Bay on the big tides in search of a Smoothound.

Previous years attempts had resulted in nothing but the odd Rockling.

Confidence was high as usual. Although a massive tide and the addition of the the Smoothound's killer bait meant that today was going to be the day!!!!!!

Crab is well known as a good bait for the species. However, Live Shrimp is said to drive them wild!!!!

Time will tell!!!!!

An early start and the long walk out to the mark threw up an interesting sight.

Something caught my eye in one of the gullies.



On closer inspection, it moved!



A Seal Pup had forgotten that the tide goes out!!



He seemed healthy so I left him be.
He did eventually find the low water mark and disappeared from view.

At the mark, time to setup and bait up.
A 'Wormy Special' Pully Pennel rig was loaded with a Crab and Shrimp Coctail. A 4oz plain lead was enough to get it out there.



Notbad was out too.
Fishing 2 rods. One with Crab and Shrimp and his lighter gear with a single Fresh Lug.



Cast out, the waiting began.



Not for long!
A micro-flattie managed to get its mouth onto a 3/0 Lugworm offering Smile



Simon joined us.



Low tide was upon us and Notbad's flattie was the only action to speak of.



Having rebaited a couple of times, I eventually registered a knock!

A Doggie saved the blank for me.



Next cast, I was having a chat with Notbad when he shouts 'Rod'!
I turned to see an almighty bend on my Fladen Beachcaster.
A quick check to see if a Seagull had snagged on the line followed by a bit of a sprint to to get into the action.

Fish definately on!
Slack line followed by line being taken confirmed that this was no Rockling.
I caught sight of both my leader and also a grey dorsal fin.
In he came and boy was I a happy chappie!



My first Smoothound from the shore.



Time to call it a day for another year.
I will be checking the tidetables and making a date next year for the annual pilgrimage.

Happy Days!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Surely Not?   Sat Aug 22, 2009 11:15 pm

I’d been looking forward to this “ big low tide” and an attempt
at a smoothie from the shore for ages,

I didn’t really expect to see our target species though!


Well done Mike, you’re one smooth operator!
I’m really chuffed for you!
Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Can’t compete with yours but here’s my pics from this morning,


6am


Cute


He’s off!




It's a long walk. Who’s that in the distance?







what a star


cheers cheers cheers
I can’t wait for next year!


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PostSubject: Re: Surely Not?   Sat Aug 22, 2009 11:28 pm

Top stuff, Well done on the Smoothie. cheers

Sorry i missed it now. Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: Surely Not?   Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:19 am

Well done gents on getting out.

Another top report.

Well done Mike, i take it you will put the Photo up in work with all those other top catches...

bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce
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PostSubject: Re: Surely Not?   Sun Aug 23, 2009 3:28 pm

that's brilliant you cant beat going out and targeting a fish and catching it.
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PostSubject: Re: Surely Not?   Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:01 pm

sinbadfishing wrote:
@ Tony , is it plus VAT Smile


Shore caught smoothie: Priceless.

Some things money can't buy. Cool


After nipping home for breakfast I switched to Horton’s Nose for High



Had a visit from a bloke with a huge grin on his face, I don’t know who he was but he was boring his kids senseless, repeating the story about how he’d caught a 6lb + smoothie off the shore that morning Razz




After tea I moved venue to Prestatyn,


Chanced upon Wayne, he’d heard a rumour some guy had caught a 10lb hound at Kinmel Bay that morning

It’ll be a proper shark next! - here's hoping -Good Luck on Friday chaps, I hope to read a report of another jaw dropping catch!

( Let me know when it’s safe to go back in the water ) affraid
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PostSubject: Re: Surely Not?   Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:02 pm

well done mike , not many have caught a smooothie from the shore round here , whats your next target ?

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PostSubject: Re: Surely Not?   Mon Aug 24, 2009 11:08 pm

Thanks for all the replies.

I feel a bit guilty that my Smoothie has taken the limelight from Notbads Flounder.
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PostSubject: Re: Surely Not?   Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:14 am

fairziff wrote:
Thanks for all the replies.

I feel a bit guilty that my Smoothie has taken the limelight from Notbads Flounder.



lol! lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Surely Not?   Fri Aug 28, 2009 6:29 pm

fairziff wrote:
Thanks for all the replies.

I feel a bit guilty that my Smoothie has taken the limelight from Notbads Flounder.

lol! lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Surely Not?   Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:46 pm

Tony Lever wrote:
Not been on for a while, well done Mike ("I love it when a plan comes together", Hannibal Smith, "A Team") Bet it took a few days for the grin to disappear. See you didn't get a chance at the Porgies, still always another day.

Still smiling Tony Smile

There's always a next time for the rest!
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PostSubject: Re: Surely Not?   Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:42 am

Dug out this old report for another read, it deserves it Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Surely Not?   Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:56 pm

Logger wrote:
Dug out this old report for another read, it deserves it Very Happy

Your right dave it is a cracking report cheers cheers
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