The first outing of 2010 was at the old favourite, and “blanking” hotspot known as Severn Beach!
So it was arranged for a 06:30 start, and subject to previous comments Mr.Thurlow did indeed turn up (and for once we were there ahead of him!).
So even after an early start we were mad keen to get cracking, and see who (if anyone) could get the coveted “First Fish of Bristol Channel”).
Dave “catch ‘em” Thurlow ready to start the 2010 season
Neil “Care In The Community” Bedford ready for the off!
Duncan “Wheres My Coat” Smith grinning with excitement
So the fishing commenced, and in no time at all… the crown of “First Bristol Channel Fish” went to Dave!
What we believe to be a very small codling, but a fish none the less, and in Severn Beach!!!!
The crown lost, not smiling now 🙁
Neil thought he had a bite, but it turned out to be seaweed, but with the added bonus of a lump of stone attached to it. Not sure if this warrants an entry in the weird catch league!
Dave had the bit between his teeth now after his catch!
Neil still smiling, and look how much that tide has gone out from the picture above of Dave on the steps! That was only a matter of less than 40 minutes!