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After @Andy135 decided that looking after his daughter was more interesting than fishing with me (what's that all about 🤷🏻‍♂️), I decided to head out solo and find the last Solent cod. 
I set off at 07.45 from Hamble and was greeted by a nice slight sea and a great sunrise. 
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I aimed east and 20 mins later I dropped anchor off browndown beach, a good 13lb cod had been landed from this exact spot just two weeks ago so it was worth a shot. 
The pout we're home 

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And too were the whiting....

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But no cod unfortunately. Also, not one strap was seen today which is weird. 
Or not as it happens, especially when these two bastards spent the whole day going up and down and up and down hoovering up what was left. 
 

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And to add insult to injury, the fresh NE breeze decided to liberate my bait bucket complete with my last squid. 
 

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So the tally was 3 pout and 6 decent whiting which all swam back well.
 

Oh well, still better than working!! 

 

 

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You don't have a great track record with buckets do you? 🤣

Here's a link to a new one. I'm sure @mike farrants can sort you out with a Black Friday discount or something...

https://www.screwfix.com/p/plastic-builders-bucket-14ltr/64253

Looked like a nice day to be out, and certainly beats working.

Would have loved to come along, but instead Abigail and I went to a local rainforest zoo which she loves. Big fish in there too - bigger than yours at least 😋

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Just now, Saintly Fish said:

I think he is just trying to fit in. You know, get down wiv da kidz

Well he will have to stop wearing a blazer whilst he’s typing for that to happen. 

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4 hours ago, Saintly Fish said:

So the tally was 3 pout and 6 decent whiting which all swam back well.
 

Oh well, still better than working!! 

Nice to see a solo report Neil.

As I have said before, Pout don't count, but they can save a blank. We normally refer to them as 'spinners' as they always spin on the line and have about as much fight as a freshwater Bream.

Yes, 1000% better than working.

Did you do a MOB recovery of your bucket ? It would have been good practise 👍

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8 hours ago, GPSguru said:

Did you do a MOB recovery of your bucket ? It would have been good practise

Erm, no I didn't . It was surprising actually how quickly it sank. That was probably because of the black backs who were clambering to try and reach that last squid, and I was saving it for my last cast. It was my lucky squid. 

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2 hours ago, Saintly Fish said:

Erm, no I didn't . It was surprising actually how quickly it sank. That was probably because of the black backs who were clambering to try and reach that last squid, and I was saving it for my last cast. It was my lucky squid. 

Most likely be the best catch those trawlers will catch!!!!!

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16 hours ago, Saintly Fish said:

After @Andy135 decided that looking after his daughter was more interesting than fishing with me (what's that all about 🤷🏻‍♂️), I decided to head out solo and find the last Solent cod. 
I set off at 07.45 from Hamble and was greeted by a nice slight sea and a great sunrise. 
29589D87-12D2-4D0D-B1CC-F9561A046A6C.jpeg.190a355ab880fb1e69a564a4b9f6899f.jpeg

I aimed east and 20 mins later I dropped anchor off browndown beach, a good 13lb cod had been landed from this exact spot just two weeks ago so it was worth a shot. 
The pout we're home 

F3B39912-D969-4804-A359-73C08F8A7E8B.jpeg.0e7ad5dd77cb38efa47a13a24adc89ef.jpeg

And too were the whiting....

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2C5D570C-4332-4130-97E4-F0B92E879DA6.jpeg.6757071a513ad5939f1f834de4c08901.jpeg

 

But no cod unfortunately. Also, not one strap was seen today which is weird. 
Or not as it happens, especially when these two bastards spent the whole day going up and down and up and down hoovering up what was left. 
 

B4164196-0800-49A2-A769-3B1DDCFDD30F.jpeg.0b71f796cb924e94bab2a1cfedf515f9.jpeg

 

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And to add insult to injury, the fresh NE breeze decided to liberate my bait bucket complete with my last squid. 
 

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So the tally was 3 pout and 6 decent whiting which all swam back well.
 

Oh well, still better than working!! 

 

 

Hope you informed the coastguard about the danger of floating debris 🙄

well done on catching.

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