New Year and so far so good, January has been good but not great. Managed not to blank but not got much to show for the effort.
1st trip of the year was to Dubmill Point, where I caught a Flounder and a Whiting on mackerel, on a self-made 2 hook flapper. I was pleased to get catch the Flounder as I didn't catch 1 last year and a lovely way to start the New Year.
2nd trip was to Silloth, to which was a hot days fishing in a cold day had 13 Dabs in 4 hrs. On a 2 hook flapper, using fresh Lugworm as bait, with the 8 fish being caught on the same 2 Lugworm lol. The 1 thing I learned was I need to improve my casting or change from an overhead thump to an easy cast.I fished with a new fishing buddy and he had 23 dabs.
3rd trip was to my home turf of Flimby where I fished with 4 others and we had fun. Had my 4th species of the year with a 3 bearded rockling, closely followed by a whiting. In all 4 fish was caught inc a nice flounder.
4th and 5th trips where pretty much the same in regards to what I caught dabs and rockling. Did catch a 28 cm dab from Maryport, which was lovely.
So far I've fished Dubmill Point, Flimby, Maryport, Silloth and Workington.
And caught Dab, Flounder, Whiting and 3 Bearded Rockling.
Not bad for a really cold month.