Monday, 28 November 2016

Freezing my Pollocks Off

Three days of crystal clear skies and Easterly winds have certainly helped the temperature plummet here and I have been wondering if the Peninsula Pollock would still take jigs in these conditions.
Today I headed up to Uwchmynydd to test the water and some jigs I purchased on Aliexpress.

I also tried out a different rod than my usual Hart Boushido to see if I could find something in my quiver a little more suitable until I can afford a proper Shore Jig rod. I used my Shimano Blue Romance Stickbait pack rod, It actually isn't bad for jigs in the 30-40g class. Having a softish tip it does work the jigs quite well.

In years gone by the Pollock fishing has generally been good on the ebbing tide, especially at Uchmynydd; the fast, strong currents create lots of good back eddies for predators to get an easy meal but, this year it just has not been the case; I have to say the ebb fishing was bloody tough! I drew a blank at my first mark, the second and third were consistent but the fish were blooming small!

It really wasn't until the tide turned that the fish got bigger, they still weren't epic but better sport for sure.

The fish were a bit more consistent into Sunset, which was bloody welcome.
I was really surprised there were no Coalfish to be had today, the third mark is usually good for them about now.
However, the jigs certainly work ok and it's nice to see that the fish are still taking them this time of year, how long that will last is anyones guess. Christmas and cabin fever approach for sure, it was damn freezing out there today and whilst it wasn't entirely unpleasant, the conditions and short days make windows of opportunity much more difficult here on in.
As long as conditions allow though, I will give it another bash soon.

Tight Lines.