Sunday evening saw us pick up rod and tackle to head for a 13m tide at Severn Beach. The weather had held out during the day, and was pretty nice to be honest. All that changed when I arrived at Neil’s house to collect him, as it pissed down!
By some freak of nature Severn Beach appeared to be in a separate weather climate and was actually dry and nice when we arrived, weird or what! So we headed to our usual haunt to start an evenings fishing.
As usual Dave was first to set up, and didn’t even wait for the tide! Above you can see him wading in the mud at the water’s edge! There’s no way I was getting covered in mud for the sake of 20 minutes wait!
Dave’s tenacity paid off as he was first to pull in the coveted seaweed attached to rock!
The localised weather climate was about to change, Wales was disappearing into a black abyss over the water. We were in for a right downpour!
Neil soon joined Dave with the seaweed! Just me to go! The tide is creeping in at a manic rate of knots!
The tide kept coming… along with the waves below! By now myself and Neil had suited up for the downpour about to arrive and the waves!
It was time to move all the gear up, before it was washed away!
Dave wimped out on getting soaked by the waves, and went up top! To be fair his rod stand wasn’t ideal for the steps! He caught an eel, and a codling!
Neil shows us how it is done!
I got soaked by a rogue wave all down my suit front! It was a laugh overall, even if we didn’t catch anything (well me and Neil)!
Dave “Rex Hamilton” Thurlow is streaking away now with 19 for the year! Not closely followed by Neilboy on 8, and me on a paltry 5!