Gutted at Grays

Good morning everyone and welcome back to my blog.

Headed off down to Grays wharf again Sunday 12th July 2020. I was armed with frozen squid, razor clams and some frozen black lugworm – these black lugworm was really really sticky making my finger tips go black.

So I got my set abu 484b rod set up with my penn fathom 12 mark 1 reel., which I must say is a very nice set up to use for most venues I have fished. The Penn fathom is a very smooth reel to use and will pull in big clumps of weed and big fish. I then got my other rod set up which is a cheaper brand of rods called Eurostar fitted with my new abu 6000 converted, the level wind has been taken out and gave been mono magged. This is another great reel to use for casting and with the mono mag seems to run for ages.

Today choice of rigs was the trusted 3 hook flapper size 1 hooks with black lugworm on tipped with half a squid head on each hook and the a single 2/0 hook pulley rig baited with anything from a whole black lugworm to a cocktail of squid, black lugworm and razor clam all together and mixed up.

The water was very calm when I had got set up and so out when my baits at around 50 yards for the pair of them as the tide hadn’t quiet reached the wall so was fishing in very shallow water. The day went on and I was still waiting for a bite when 2 other lads came down. I spoke to one them and I see him catch a small flounder and was the only fish caught on sunday.

Another blank it was for myself stroll on Thursday when I get out after them smoothies again.

Casting practice

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog I hope you enjoy this as much as I enjoy sea fishing.

Wednesday 8th july 2020 a very good friend of mine came all the way up to grays from Peterborough to help me out with my pendulum casting.

Got down grays wharf around 12:30pm and set my penn ppt pendulum rod up with a penn 525 gs, which my mate had let me use. I had a 175g lead on and showed him how I was casting. The only thing what needed improving was keeping my arms straight, so wasnt to much to change.

In the end I was hitting a 175g around 90 yards in a light head wind.