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It’s always the same isn’t it, that stupid excited feeling you get as your first holiday of the year arrives. So it was a few weeks ago when we ventured once more to the beautiful Isle of Anglesey and 2.5 hours later we were unloading a small expeditions worth of gear into ‘Bethan’s Corner’, the cottage at Ty Cristion that was to be our base for the coming week. We were so relaxed it took us a while to get going. The bait was keeping well in the fridge and…

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Last weekend the conditions looked perfect for a late try at Smooth hounds, sea fishing from Rossall beach, Fleetwood at low water. We arrived around 9pm and made our way to the water in the dark with hardly a wave to make a noise in the darkness. Setting up the gear we noticed a slight sea mist but knowing the area well, and checking that we weren’t going to need to wade any filling gullys on our way back we were unconcerned as we launched our crab, sandeel or squid…

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Finally our first visit to Anglesey of 2011 came around and to say we were looking forward to it would be an understatement and then a bit. We stayed, as we nearly always do at Ty Cristion Holiday Cottages, in Bodedern, which gave us access to the entire Anglesey coastline with about 30 minutes. After the thankfully non-eventful journey down, unpacking more gear than would supply an Amazonian expedition and a trip to the local supermarket to stock up on food and beer we decided on an easy venue for…

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After my previous sea fishing trips to Fleetwood it was with some dismay that I found out that BLAS had to have the Christmas match before the Christmas meeting and after the first attempt was a resounding blank for everyone the venue chosen was Rossall Hospital. I’ve not had much luck here this year either due to weed, weather or just being a bit crap but I was determined to catch. The sea was flat calm but there was no sign of the rafts of weed that have plagued us…

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After the gale force winds of the previous week we joined the guys from BLAS (Blackpool and Layton Angling Society) for a sea fishing session up at Rossall Hospital, just south of Fleetwood where we hoped the seas had churned up the bottom enough to bring the Cod within casting range as they foraged on all the food washed out of the sea bed. It was great to see the guys and after a quick chat we made our way onto the beach, suitably attired in as much warm clothing…

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After picking up our POLSAF (Port of Liverpool Sea Angling Federation) passes a few weeks ago we joined a few of the guys from Wirral Sea Fishing for our first venture fishing the rocks at Seaforth docks. As we were new to the venue we thought it better to tag along with some guys that were familiar with the mark so we met up with the guys at the designated car parking area 2½ hours before high water. The target species was to be Cod as Kev had managed to…

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Our final sea fishing trip to Anglesey this year coincided with what was hopefully to be a run of Small Eyed Rays feeding up in the shallows of Cymyran Bay ready for winter and although the weather forcaste looked a bit rubbish we still took every single piece of fishing gear we owned to make the most of our time on the island. We arrived on the Island just after lunch after stopping off in Liverpool to get our POLSAF permits sorted so we can fish Liverpool docks, and after…

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Met up with a few of the guys from Blackpool and Layton Angling Society for an afternoon sea fishing match at Perch Rock, New Brighton, and to get details of how to get a Port of Liverpool Sea Angling Federation (POLSAF) permit to enable us to fish Liverpool Docks Alex Wall in time for the winter Cod season (I can always hope). As BLAS matches aren’t exactly serious I elected to alternate casting fairly close in with a two hook rig baited with frozen Lug / Squid or Sandeel sections…

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It’s that time of year when normally sane (if there is such a thing) sea anglers treck miles out onto a sandbar at New Brighton called The Rock Channel in the yearly pilgrimage to catch a Smooth hound. I had a go last year as you can see here with not much success but this time I’d at least heard of a few coming out the previous week. As I was driving through Liverpool the weather changed dramatically for the worse and by the time I exited the tunnel on…

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With the high pressure dominating the weather and the rain finally giving way we manged to get out on Sunday night for a spot of sea fishing with a few of the guys from Blackpool and Leyton Angling Society (BLAS). Along with all sorts of seasonal running about I’d picked up some Black Lug from Wayne’s Tackle in Preston which although a bit lazy saved me having to pump any in the freezing cold at Formby so money well spent. We arrived with about 3/4 hour to spare until the…

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