Ok so as you have probably guess from the title you're not going to see many, ok any fish in this report.
I left work just gone 1pm and headed straight home for some lunch. On the way home I couldn't help but notice what a beautiful day it was. The wind was slight the sun bright and upon passing the coast the water was calm and clear. What more could I ask for with an afternoons wrasse fishing planned.
Well to start with I would ask for some dry cliff paths. When I arrived at the top of the cliff and looked down the water looked perfect and my expectations were high and maybe it was my eagerness to wet a line that got the better of me. After dodging several horses I found my path down and down is where I went... straight on to my knees. Ok no harm done and with a little less haste I gingerly made my way down the path. Moments later I was skiing for a good three yards but stayed upright.
With my heart rate slightly increased and a little adrenaline surging through me I continued my way down. Just as I thought I was getting the hang of it I saw my feet in front of my face and the next thing I remember is the back of my head slamming into the ground and the wind being knocked out of me. By now as you can imagine my mood had changed somewhat but I soldiered on and soon I was at the top of the rocks.
Bollocks! Somehow I ended up the wrong side of the gulley. With a quick scout about I soon realised the only way over was back up through the over grown trees, the slippery paths and the brambles that tore me to shreds on the way down. Some time and many bad words later I was back up the top and on the correct path down and after an uneventful climb down I was on the right rocks.
Well as you know the fishing was rubbish I tried various pattern and colour lures but I didn't even see a fish let alone get a bite. To sum up the fishing I have put together the very short video below.
So not the best days fishing but I did get to witness a beautiful sunset and left on a high. This high didn't last long as I proved to myself it is just as easy to fall uphill as it is downhill. With me hitting the deck several times today I have learnt my lesson and I will be donning my walking boots next time, as let's face it these shoes are useless. I one good thing is I managed to protect camera and fishing rod on every fall so the only thing damaged was me and I'll heal. I also got to play with my new timer remote which I used to create the video above.
Fingers crossed for more luck tomorrow when hopefully I will get off the mark for 2013 with my first wrasse.
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