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So close I can taste it !

Been out for a couple of practise sessions recently, no fish were caught and we never expected to catch any. The sessions were really just kit testing missions to make sure all was in order and iron out any teething problems. I took delivery of some Needlefish lures from the states about a week or so ago and the first session involved testing these great lures and finding out how they cast and fish. I’m pleased to report they do both very well ! I know they’ll catch fish having fished soft needle very successfully in the past and these are pretty much the same but in a ‘hard’ version that will cast much further than the soft versions opening up new ground when the Bass are holding just that bit further out. More on these as and when I have some catches to report on them.

The second session was LRF based and though the day was warm the sea temperature still hasn’t reached the magic number yet…
Still we hoped there might be a possibility of a few twinky Bass but it wasn’t to be, however some other new items of kit were tested out successfully and again I’ll review these in the near future once I’ve had a bit more time with them.

Despite the lack of any early fish I sense we are really close now, Sea temperatures are rising day on day and we’re now close to the magic number and by next weekend we should be there…fingers crossed ! I think the whole Lure scene in this country is buzzing with anticipation right now with anglers desperate to start catching after having to wait for so long due to the extended winter we’ve had. Hopefully we will all make up for the late start with a bumper season ahead 😉

Tight lines everyone !

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