No bass….. but wrasse of many colours

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Today was quite possibly my final fishing foray of the year what with work and then the festive season approaching but it didn’t yield a late bass as I had hoped. Location was the Purbecks again but truth be told conditions were not ideal with light northerlies and a flat sea though water clarity was decent enough. It was a beautiful morning though and I just love being fishing early doors and seeing the sun come up…

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As I say, I was hoping for a late bass and I thought my best chance would be as the light changed but it was pretty dead to be honest – not a sniff on hard lures or even soft plastics so not much to get excited about at all.

Stopped fishing for a coffee and then moved round the shore to a different section and finally I had my first bite and a fish on – not a bass but a chunky wrasse on a Fiiish Black Minnow 120…

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I’m not a great wrasse fan but they are colourful nonetheless and I picked up a further three of them during the course of the morning all on the Fiiish Black Minnow 120.

Here’s one in green…

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Another red one…

And a more orange one…

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A change to the Black Minnow in 160 once again seemed to reduce the wrasse attacks but didn’t entice a bass!! I was probably fishing for about 4 hours in total and although the wrasse were not what I had hoped to catch, it was a lovely day to be out with some great light and colour to take photos in if nothing else!

That was pretty much it though here are a few more pictures I took today…

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Better start thinking about Christmas I guess – wonder what Santa might bring me fishing-wise?? Just in case I don’t post again until 2013 I’ll take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a  Happy New Year!

Until next time…