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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck Rog,

Some nice lures and poppers there.

Savagear shads etc would be my first choice.

Poppers are great to use, you need to crank them really fast though to get the water squirting, soon tires you out, good over the weedy stuff .

I wouldn't tie your lures directly to the "tippet" (fly fisher), the lure still needs to flop around and you will be changing lures a few times, split ring or swivel clip needed.

Dexters cast for miles!

You'll get loads of recommendations as to how to fish them, sink and draw, slow, fast etc. I've used them for years for mackerel and pollack and the best method I've found is a continous same speed retrieve, it works for me.

Watch out for braid tangles, it does happen on fixed spools despite what people say, in a little side wind. I use multi's with braid, tut tut, not supposed too. Couldn't care less what people say I'll stick with my methods.

You can also combine a dexter with a redgill, see redgills website for rigs.

Also if you get round to light bait fishing, don't use a weight, use a dexter, then when you retrieve you may pick up something.

This is all probably too late as you'll have left!!!

(I'm out with the lures too this weekend)

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not gone yet Bill. Thanks for the tips. Will be updating and looking in while away so keep them coming!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

John and I stumbled to the beach before sunrise to clear our heads. Tried to fish the gulleys on Down end rocks but tides not very helpful as it had already turned and was on the way out. As expected we didn't see or catch anything Crying or Very sad . John unfortunately left his jacket on a rock and when we can back to pick it up it had mysteriously dissapeared Twisted Evil

Anyway here are a few snaps first spot with magic jacket snatching powers

Second spot where we packed up as tide was going out recall fast and brekky was calling.

no fishing tackle lost, and no wind knots in the braid Laughing
On the way back spoke with a dog walking local who said he had never seen anybody fishing there and suggested we tried the old sewer outlet on baggy point or some kelp beds further round to Saunton. No surf today so a good chance to explore.....
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Second trip out to Down end rocks, unfortunately tides not working for us so we fished an incoming tide but in daytime.

This time ventured a bit further round Saunton direction. Once the tides are out the full size of the gulleys is rather astonishing.



surf was slight.

No fish, but saw one jump just out of range (of plugs, anything not floating such as Dexters snags up within a few chucks). We decide John needs some braid and resolve to make a trip to the tackle shop to get advice and upgrade kit. Razz

We used the blazing hot middle of the day to drive over to Summerlands Tackle in Westward Ho!, where the advice was it was going to be tough, but try the deeper water off Morte point. Despite its name we were assured that with no surf it was pretty safe Rolling Eyes

Looking back to Woolacombe from the side of Morte


Clearest water and lowest surf i have ever seen in the UK,


Our first spot was just left of these rocks - the current of water moving around the headland tended to drag the lures onto the rocks.


Sadly this spot was a bit snaggy so despite seeing what looked like a little surface activity we moved off, leaving my only savagegear sandeel and others to a watery grave.

The headland itself had a serious tidal race running through Surprised



we spotted another angler packing up a bit further along, so with thumbscrews in hand we enquired as to where and what to fish. Turns out we had nabbed the prime location but was snaggy. Everywhere else could also produce so all worth a try.

John and I scrambled down the rocks only to find our mark occupied by a professional



fished along the coast a bit and at last (7pm, after about 4 hrs!) I hooked up with something....



I was well chuffed with my first fish on a lure and just to keep Bill happy - it was on a Dexters about as far out as it would go (there was a weedbed I think that I could just let the lure sink in to before starting a retrieve).



as you can see not the biggest pollack in the world but a start! However no more were willing and it was time to return to the house for dinner with friends Twisted Evil got a bit lost walking back to Morthoe on the headland, glad it wasn't in the slightest dark!

Last day I returned on my own for a few hours in the afternoon sun (i cant do the lying on the beach), but nothing to see but a few seals Cool.

So about 4 sessions, 3 of which were blanks, very hot and bright with clear water and no surf Mad Should have fished dusk and nightime as I saw Allan had been doing with Koz but couldnt really do that with our friends in the holiday house. All very enjoyable - will deffo be doing more trips to the coast - I should also dust off the SWFF kit which I parked as in the conditions distance and depth were I felt essential.

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Rog
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