I’m going to role 2 months into 1 because quite frankly just about bugger all happened in Decemeber and not a whole lot more in Novemeber either!
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Not a lot to report for October unfortunately. What should have a been a very good month thanks to the hard work put in the last few years turned out to be an almost total washout! Wind, wind and more wind made things very difficult from the boat and even worse from the shore. To give you an idea we missed out on what is by far our best time of the year for Cod and the conditions made the Bass fishing from the shore unbearable. Still we did get out once….
September was the month that just never stopped giving…giving crap weather that was. I hope you can appreciate just how annoying it is to see so many of the people I follow in Instagram out there enjoying their fishing in flat seas and warm sunshine whilst we endure endless cycles of strong westerly winds! For as great as July was August and September have been equally bad, we went fishing 6 times (doesn’t sound so bad) but 4 of those were in conditions that could best be described as lumpy (or rough as f*** to be a bit more agricultural). Desperation kicked in a couple of times.
There was no way the weather in August could be as good as July, could it??? Well as it turns out no it couldn’t. Despite still being a nice warm month the wind has been a bit of a bugger. Not only did it stop us getting out that much in the boat but it also caused big problems along the north west beaches and made the Bass fishing from the shore a weedy mess. However the fishing as good again and we did get a few trips out so I’m not going to bang on too much.
Weather, weather, weather! You’ll be getting no complaints from me about the weather we had in July, no doubt July of 2013 will be one of those months that we look back at fondly for many years to come. Shame really, wouldn’t it be nice if all our summers could be like that again? Anyway, the fishing. It was a bumper month, with everything settled we could plan in advance, try new things and generally not feel as if we had to make the most out of every trip out. The result was more species, many lessons learned and a proper Manx tan to go with it.
Another late report thanks to the amazing weather we’ve been having! June seems like such a long time ago and with going fishing almost every day in July so far it’s a bit hard to remember what happened what and when, good job I keep a fishing diary then. So this is what happened.
It’s taken a little while to write this because I’ve had better things to do, namely going fishing. In the last week we’ve enjoyed weather the likes of which we’ve not seen for years and I’ve been taking full advantage, sometimes working for yourself has plus points! But this is the May report so this is what went on.