Monday, 21 November 2011

West Cornwall Wrasse Light Games 21-11-2011

Fished the flood this morning for a couple of hours, from one of my favorite West Cornwall rocky perches. Deep water, big granite towers and weed. No real swell to speak of, but the surface was choppy with the occasional surge up the rocks, with fairly clear water. Decided to fish light, with the Nories Slow Retrieve 0.9-5g, and 3lb Sunline Small Game Fluorocarbon straight through of the Daiwa '10 Certate 2506.

I enjoy fishing the fluoro straight through, no messing with leaders, quick and easy fishing. The bite detection is different to the fine 8 strand braids, and I have found takes to be more subtle on occasion, especially when deadstick. The sink rate is great, cuts through the water nicely, and as the fishing is short range, no worries over loosing casting distance.

First fish of the day was taken on a dropshot rig, with a 3.5g weight, and an Ecogear Aqua Straw Tail Grub on a size 10 strong Carp hook. The following six were taken using a combination of 2" Ecogear BugAnts, and Jackson 3" Delicious Shiner lures, both rigged Texas style on a size 4 EWG weedless hook, and a Zappu 1.8g bullet weight;

All on the smaller side, and as you can see from the last pic, this Wrasse had a very large sore, and scarring on the opposite side, no doubt caused by a net of some kind, he swam off strong after being returned to the water. So a fun session in all, the Slow Retrieve rod works so well with the light lines, really protects them well.

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