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Bristol Channel 30th Oct


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Xc Weather saying high winds and the Windy app saying 12kn ish South Westerley , I rang Nipper to see if he fancied a gamble hoping for the lesser of the 2 forecasts

He picked up some Rag Friday and we met at 7am Sat morning, to get the 7.30 lock out for low water around 8 ish

A very small tide, so only limited where we could go by the wind

Got out of the lock on to a relatively flat sea, with very little wind, result !

Opted to fish @Odyssey's suggestion between the Monkstone and the middle sand bank, made the 15min steam and had the anchor down by around 8

What little wind was with the tide, so pretty much perfect, albeit had no real tide run until 1.5 hrs after low

Dogs were being sent back fairly regularly, with the odd strap conger, then we started picking up the Blondes and Thornies


Hims and hers


These rays give good sport in small tides, no fun in a 12m plus though

Started loosing the tide and decided on a move up on to the spoil grounds, just inside Cardiff North to see if there was a bit more movement up there

There wasn't and the wind was starting to pick up

Dogs were a complete pain here, plague proportions almost, with double shots regularly

Nipper managed a nice Smoothie and a miniature one, quite late in the year for these up here

The larger of the two gave a cracking scrap fair play


The strengthening wind was holding us side on in a fair bit of building chop, making things start to get a bit uncomfortable

With no signs of any Cod and only hearing of one 6.5lb caught earlier in the morning, we decided to get the 2.45 lock back in and get home in time for the rugby (wished I hadn't bothered)

Glad both forecasts were not quite right and we gave it a whirl.


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10 hours ago, jonnyswamp said:

Big tides next weekend too, may push a few more up the channel

Yep, wind is NW so May end up on the coral foreshore but it’ll be first trip from Cardiff in over 18 months, need some practice for the cod comp. 

Got to get back first……

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