Cornwall Trip… Day Four – Sometimes it pays to moan!

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A full day after the Cornish Rattler experience, followed, by the Tribute beer evening, and then coupled with his cold Nobby was still whingeing on about how rubbish he was feeling when we woke up on day four!! He obviously got bucket loads of sympathy from Mo and myself!

The plan was easy today – literally drop down to a local mark and fish the rising tide again and if the winds got up go give the south coast a go. Simples! We headed down the cliffs in the morning some of us more easily than others…

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We found a tidy mark with some nice gullies and I decided to stick with the hard lures but it was a bad choice as it turned out with Nobby straight into the pollack on his Savage Gear sandeel and Mo picking up a solitary mackerel. Not a sniff on the hard lures for me and as the wind picked up and tide came in we were once again starting to have fun and games with the waves…. it was time to move and we found a bit of shelter a bit further round the bay and once again Nobby nabbed a couple of small bass and pollack. Nothing for Mo or myself!

Finally, we agreed a change of scenery was in order… Nobby dripped on about how rough he felt all the way back up the cliff path to the car and we decided to head to the south coast. After a quick pasty lunch we were fishing in much calmer conditions – too calm in fact – there was still not a lot happening for either Mo or myself but guess what? The moaning member of our party was into a fish again and this time a real surprise….. a sea trout! Nothing big but it went like stink leaping clear of the water on a couple of occasions!

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At this point Mo and I came to the conclusion the fish too were fed up of Nobby’s whingeing and simply snaffling his lure in a suicidal manner because they couldn’t take any more of him whining!! Sometimes it does pay to moan I reckon?!

We were back mid-afternoon and ready to head up the coast for our final day on tour. We packed up and left the North Inn – heading up to Newquay and the grand hospitality of friends Paul and Carol. That meant another night with a couple of ales to consume and some great food for which I thank Paul and Carol! The proper bed was very welcome as well – top notch!

Tomorrow was to be the last day of the trip so we were hoping for a good one!

Until next time…

2 thoughts on “Cornwall Trip… Day Four – Sometimes it pays to moan!”

  1. Hi Andy – I love the SGS, started to use it as my go to lure, it's always first out of the box these days. I like it in every weight – the 100g ones are great for cod too, and the 65g work a treat for both pollack and cod if your not drifting too fast. For bass I generally prefer the 25g model. Rarely gets outfished by anything, soft or hard. My only fault with it is that they soon start to slip round the hook after repeated casts, and then you have to change them. But a very good, cheap lure.

    Great report – wish I was fishing myself ATM!

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  2. Thanks Kes – they were certainly the go to lure on this trip. Agree on the slipping of the hook too but a quick bit of super glue came to the rescue! Honestly, the one Nobby was fishing with for the longest duration was beaten to bits but he was still catching 🙂

    Wish I was fishing too!!

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