Ended up being quite busy the back end of last week and not managing to get the reports up, however the sessions were fairly uninspiring anyway!
Last Tuesday I decided I would try Llanbadrig and fish further round the headland than I have done previously. I arrived to sunshine but a brisk easterly wind meant layering up like the Michelin Man to keep warm. It was about mid flood tide as I started fishing at the rip around the headland was pretty strong so I kept my casts closer in slightly out of the current. To cut down on the waffle, this was a massive blank, even the tide getting slacker towards high didn’t result in any fish. The only fishing action I got was one bite which I missed, and not long after that I had an octopus. I was kept entertained by a pod of porpoises, I think, that were doing a bit of surfing/hunting in the current. The novelty wore off as they started to move further offshore and I was left thinking with the weather we were having I should have gone to the otherside of the island.
Thursday looked spot on for a bash at the rays, and after not catching anything notable for a few weeks I was itching to get out there. I went straight from work but had to take a detour over the Menai Bridge, as there was an incident on Britannia Bridge. I’m not sure whether this cost me time or saved me waiting in traffic but as I got to the car park a couple of fellas had just scarped down the track and sure enough were heading to “the hotspot”. I settled for the rock next to them but the fishing was very poor as I only managed about three whiting and two doggies all night, with baits coming back basically untouched about low water I got fed up and called it a night.
I had considered a trip to Cymyran on Saturday night but being very weary and unmotivated I binned that plan for the time being in order to recharge.