Monday, 11 May 2009

Does fishing get much better than this ?

  • Del and I got out yesterday afternoon for a crack at the local pollack population, and I knew it might just go ok when I caught one on my first cast !! Honestly, it has got to be one of the best places there is to come pollack fishing from the shore. We fished the last few hours of the flood tide and nailed fish after fish, with loads around 4 to 5lbs, and a few bigger fish from time to time.

  • The sea conditions were right on the edge for where we wanted to fish, but we had to go for it - we went to a mark we filmed at once a few years ago, in fact Del reckons not one person has either been out there or fished it since we were last there. How's that for fishing pressure ?

  • Here's Del with a nice pollack I landed, around 6lbs I reckon, and it hit me within say fifteen turns of the reel handle from the lead hitting the bottom. We were deep spinning with 4oz leads, running ledgers and a variety of soft plastic worms and small shads. Proper deep water - regular spinning rods don't cut it for where we were fishing. At one point we are catching a pollack every single cast. I love this kind of fishing just as much as I ever did, indeed I can't see how it is possible for fishing to get more exciting than this.

  • This was the best fish of the session - Del nailed this one, and it weighed 7lb 10oz, which in anybody's book is a fantastic shore pollack. They have had double figure fish from this particular spot, and then bear in mind how regularly it is actually fished. How big could they be down there ? I still reckon the Isles of Scilly offer some of the best and most unspoilt shore fishing there is, and every time I come here I am just amazed that so few locals sport fish, and also that so relatively few shore anglers make the trek out here from the mainland. Come on the ferry and you can bring all the fishing gear you could possibly need, and I know Del is always up for pointing people in the right direction to go and smash a few fish. It's been far too long since I have been out here myself.

  • Perfect fishing in my mind - Del hooked up into another crash diving pollack as we begin to lose the light. Things worked out perfectly yesterday. My wife and I went over to Tresco in the morning and the weather was stunning. We went for a bit of a walk and then she went to have a look at the gardens and I went for a proper yomp with Jess around the north point of the island. What a beautiful place, but then the whole Isles of Scilly is off the scale pretty anyway. A great pub lunch sitting outside in the sunshine with my wife, jump on a boat back to St. Mary's, grab a bit of fishing gear and my cameras, and then off down to the rocks with Del. If a Sunday can get any better than that then I would be amazed. Back home this afternoon and I can't wait to see the girls. What an awesome few days. What a place.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Brilliant post, glad the fishing was good.

Henry Gilbey said...

Thanks for that. Such a cool place.

supafly1982 said...

Lucky man, you get to fish some nice places, great photo's

Steve said...

Hi Henry what a fantastic report those are shore caught Pollock that most can only dream of, and so many of them in one session! I am just going to have to get over there and experience that myself. Went out myself over the weekend taking my son and his friend and they had a strange catch. I think it was a Twaite or Allis Shad but to be honest i am not sure at all. I have posted the photo if anyone can help.

Stu said...

Some good Pollock there Henry - well done, what a great place to fish.

Stuart
Sea Fishing and Walking in the UK

Henry Gilbey said...

Thanks for the comments - if you ever get out there, Del will always help with some decent local fishing information. OK, so he might "forget" about his absolute favourite marks, but there's so many fishing spots over there yet to be fished........

Jose Manso said...

Buen abadejo, no sabia que tambien se pescasen desde la costa. Yo los pesco desde embarcación en profundidades de cerca de l00 m.
Un saludo desde España

pollok man said...

henry dose the spinning set up matter .mate as i use a spinning rod wich is soft in the tip and it cast weight is 15-40G thanks paul

Henry Gilbey said...

Paul - that kind of spinning rod won't cope with this "deep spinning", but it should be fine for the more general stuff.

pollok man said...

what spinning set up would you recomend henry thanx paul

Rick W said...

hhen i fish there for the pollock i use my greys Bze or regular beachcaster both work well