First week in July and time for the first summer jolly of 2011. Westward Ho! with the intention of kicking back and relaxing, spending some time with Cerys and maybe a spot of fishing to hopefully bag a few Smoothies.
The holiday went basically like this:
Most of the time was spent doing a lot of this.
|Out on a recce|
After spending several hours collecting enough bait for the week I managed to spend some time doing what we all love, wetting a line.
|Back on hound alley|
Sadly, this year I didn't catch any of these.
After a couple of good days, the wind swung round making rock fishing for Smoothhounds a bit tricky.
|Rock to beach panorama|
So I headed for the gulley's at the entrance to the estuary to fish for these.
|Well below legal size|
When the tide was out it looked like this
|Where's the water gone?|
But as the water level rose, the 'south gutt' filled up and in moved the shoals of Bass.
|Ah, there it is!|
It looks lovely and sunny in most of these pictures but a fair bit of time was spent with my back to the wind and heavy rain showers.
|Go on, rattle it again and I'll av ya!|
Even though I fished hard, the Bass didn't get much bigger than this.
|Bass like worm down here!|
Roll on the next holiday.