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 Mersey, Otterspool, 16th dec

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SimonT
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PostSubject: Mersey, Otterspool, 16th dec   Mersey, Otterspool, 16th dec EmptyFri Dec 21, 2018 8:57 am

We are close to the end of December and I still hadn’t had a go at the Mersey Cod! I made the effort following my works Christmas party, rough is an understatement. I dragged myself from the couch complete with cold sweats and a huge headache. I grabbed some lug and squid and made my way down to Otterspool in search of the Mersey winter Cod. I had planned a short session as I had my youngest and his friend in tow, it was cold but the rain stayed off until the 5pm high tide.

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We arrived at the Jericho lane car park to the above picture, a match from the Leyland fishing club. We walked towards the pumping station until we found a spot, set up and rods out. Using frozen black lug as the main bait tipped with squid tentacles to help keep it in place. We missed a few bites, more than likely due to the minions of pin whiting that decend upon the Mersey at this time of year. We did however manage quite a few small crabs inbetween the decent size whiting we caught… It kept the kids happy

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Unfortunately they did not show for me, I saw a few similar sized whiting come out either side of me and the odd tiny codling. It was a small tide hence me deciding the fish the Otterspool stretch. Maybe next time, still good to get out.

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PostSubject: Re: Mersey, Otterspool, 16th dec   Mersey, Otterspool, 16th dec EmptyFri Dec 21, 2018 7:30 pm

Great report and pictures. santa rendeer
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PostSubject: Re: Mersey, Otterspool, 16th dec   Mersey, Otterspool, 16th dec EmptyFri Dec 21, 2018 11:33 pm

Cracking report mate hoping to have a sess on there soon myself thumbs up
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PostSubject: Re: Mersey, Otterspool, 16th dec   Mersey, Otterspool, 16th dec EmptySat Dec 22, 2018 8:44 am

Squid what?

Oh tentacles!

Sounds like a great fresh air cure for a works do hangover!
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PostSubject: Re: Mersey, Otterspool, 16th dec   Mersey, Otterspool, 16th dec EmptySat Dec 22, 2018 9:06 pm

Well done Simon cth
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