28 February 2012

LRF's a beach...

For a while now Sam and I have been talking about the idea of fishing some of the beaches over here with the LRF (light rock fishing) gear but the unrelenting high winds and big seas that we've had to endure over here recently have made it an impossible task. However over the weekend we finally got a little respite from the high winds and a plan was hatched to give the beaches a go. So Sam, Neil and Steve headed off to a well known beach mark at low tide armed not with beach casters but instead with ultra light LRF gear. You really have to pick your battles with this style of fishing and it was a perfect night to try the beaches. Unfortunately the fish didn't play ball this time but the lads still ended up getting a few whiting all the same on 2-3g jig heads and Gulp Sandworms / Ecogear. Some how I don't think this will be the end of our beach LRF and we've already begun to hatch a few plans for later in the year when the fishing picks up a bit, watch this space...





In the meantime however Pat and I had arrived at a nearby harbour and were finding the fishing equally tricky but the lads decided to drop up for a chat and to see how we were getting on.We managed to winkle out a few fish but it was slow fishing and after a while the lads understandably decided to call it a day leaving Sam and I to soldier on. The harbour clearly wasn't fishing so another change in venue was in order, that's the great thing about this style of fishing, you don't need to carry much gear so its very easy move around and cover more ground. We headed to a rock mark that has produced for us in the past and sure enough it didn't disappoint. Persistence finally paid off and we caught plenty of Whiting and Rockling on a dropshot fished Ecogear Strawtail, to finish off the night.