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sunday 10th april on bobs boat the carpe diem

Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:43 am
by aston74
myself and gregwwr had a really good day out yesterday in the estuary
6 anglers in total aboard
we set off at 6 am the weather was lovely in canvey, but as we steamed out there was quite a bit of swell due to a light easterly wind.
we steamed for 2 hours and started fishing
the first mark never produced much just a few small whiting and some decent sized doggies, so after a couple of hours we moved to a different place.
rigs used by me were 4/0 pennel and 3 hook boom rig size 1 hooks
bait was squid, herring and blacks.

greg got into the thornies first, he had 6 i think, mostly males, all females were returned.
i was just about to change my 3 hook rig when i got a clonking bite, reeled into it and it felt like i was dragging up the seabed !!!!!!!
got it to the surface....a lovely female thorney about 9lb !!!!!!!!!

i was well proud of my knot tying skills at this point, but must remember for future boat trips to remove shockleaders as it was a bit worrying as it approached the top eye on the rod, didnt want to lose the fish after dragging it up.

about an hour later i had another, a male about 8lb on my pennel rig, he came home for tonights tea !!!!!!!!

to say i am happy is an understatment, my first ever thorneys, yippeeeeeeeeee

not monsters, but well happy

total tally on the boat was

19 thorneys between 5-10 lb
1 x small starry smut
1 x dab
20 odd whiting
loads and loads of doggies to about 2.5 lb

a nice days fishing with a nice bunch of guys....bring on the summer

sadly no pics cos my camera got wet and would not work

Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:52 am
by dontcatchmuch
nice one roy
soundslike a good day you had .icongrats on your 1st thorniei remember mine at last years thames v east boat comp ,like you say its the bottom i thought .lets hope there around fore the thames boat comp on 7th may i cant wait
steve

Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:08 am
by tilburyboy
Nice one Aston, good report sounds like a great day's fishing :D

Thornback Ray

Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:39 pm
by Snagger
Nice report Roy,

well done on your first Thornie mate,

Tim B-)

Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:36 pm
by macer
Great report guys and very well done on the fish. Sounds like you had a good day out with Bob as per norm...

Has his tea making skills improved lol

Cheers macer :D