We all headed down for a well deserved and full days fishing in Lyme Regis, Dorset. Our favourite spot at the Harbour Wall was free to take as usual, as its not really a great place to catch massive impressive fish.
But for us, its relatively easy to get to, has great amenities (with Herbie’s being amongst my favourite reason!). The parking is only £1.40 for all day/night, so lets face it you can’t do much better!
Ok, so the weather was fantastic today, the sea was so clear it was untrue. We have never seen it so clear, you could see the bottom, and even your own weight and bait if you cast close enough to the wall.
Of course the other thing that you could see was the fact there were no friggin fish!
Now, I am a lazy bugger when fishing (unlike Dave Thurlow who never rests!), and my record for getting a rod in the water is measured in over 60 minutes, but today I beat it and then some! I don’t think I got a rod in the water until some two to three hours after arriving!
Of course, all during this time I had equalled the results of my mates Dave and Neil, so win win as far as I was concerned. Me and Neil on our journey down had discussed how long it would take before Dave started moaning about the fact there was no fish and that he wished he was back at work. I can’t remember what we chose, but it was over three hours in reality! Which is a record I think for Dave, normally its much earlier.
Dave was unlucky and caught the 6 in shoal rule for Pouting, plus one Ling of somekind (see below). In fairness he caught a total of 11 fish that evening, but only 7 counted.
I managed 1 codling, but it was enough to increase my lead on Neil by another one, which wasn’t hard as he was already on zero! To summarise his score for the evening it was… nothing.
At one point he fell asleep on the harbour wall, in the dark! He was snoring like a pig, which I believe hampered our fishing for the evening by frightening away our potential catches….
Dave 7 fish (6 pouting, 1 ling)
Duncan 1 fish (1 codling)
Neil blanked again!