Sunday saw me heading out to a local mark in search of some wrasse. I thought I had fished most marks around the peninsula but after a bit of a rock hop and a short climb I was faced with very nice looking ground. Shallow boulders and deeper weed fringed gulleys looked perfect and I was sure it was going to produce a wrasse or two. How have I not seen this before?
Alarm beeping, head pounding and stomach churning... Time to go fishing? No! Time to curl up and sleep off this alcohol induced state of shite. With my magic hangover cure taken it was back to bed for an hour, before Mr Jones was knocking on the front door dragging me out fishing.
Saturday afternoon saw Ben, my dad and I heading down to Fowey for the first Bay Area LRF meet. We met up with Luke Fox and about 11 other guys. There was a good mix of ages from 9 up to the unmentionables, all keen to land a few fish.
Earlier this year was very special for me. After hours of pacing I finally got my hands on my first baby. Oh what a beauty she was. She had everything, the looks, the action and all the quality you could hope for. I was now the proud owner of a very nice Graphiteleader Corto ex 7’6″ and I couldn’t have been happier. Thanks to The Art of Fishing for all the advice.
I was lucky enough that at the age of 20 months old my parents decided to up sticks and move from the urban jungle that is Northampton. They decided for a life style change and settled in Cornwall on the Rame Peninsula. I’ve spent the last 26 years loving it. This place is my own little heaven. Every day I feel thankful for living here with this week being on exception. I have had the last week off work and with some sunshine booked I was going to make the most of it.
After a little inspiration from Karl Fox I decided to bite the bullet and make my own soft plastics. Karl pointed me in the direction of a UK supplier and I was off. Lure Factors were very helpful and very willing to offer advise. My initial order consisted of 1 litre of plastic 9 colours and 6 glitters. Karl gave me some basic instructions of how to use the plastic. All that was left was to sort some moulds. I manged to source some reasonably price moulds from the US, postage was high but still cheaper than any I found in the UK.
A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to buy a Nories Rock Fish Bottom 7′11″ from Matt Newcombe who is desperately after a boat. I dug deep, begged, borrowed and did all I could to raise the funds to get hold of what I’d been told to be an awesome piece of carbon.
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