Sport » Fishing
Beachcomber John / 2012-07-06 18:02:47
‘London Bill’ continued his success at Mojacar beach’s ‘Frog Pond’ mark catching doradas, striped bream and palometes. This only lasted a couple of more days and once the rain water supply from the hills to the sea dried up so did the catching.
Almanzora Valley residents Brian, Roy & Colin joined ‘Orca Steve’ for a day out fishing from Garrucha harbour. The sea conditions were fair with a slight swell and light winds from the NNE which strengthened to SW at lunchtime. Steve dropped the anchor over a 360ft hole behind the harbour wall and they settled in a nice spot and were soon into fish. Brian was the first to catch bringing up a swallow tailed sea perch followed by pouting and pandoras. Colin and Roy caught pandoras, combers and pouting before the fishing dropped off around 11am. Steve had an inkling that an eel was to blame for the fishing going off and put a conger rig on consisting of 200 lb steel trace and 6.0 circular hook baited with a whole prawn. He had a take after 15 minutes but didn't hook the culprit but got a better take 30 minutes later and landed a nice Moray eel which came aboard snapping and wrapping its body around anything that was close, an interesting 5 minutes! The fishing though didn't improve so they tried a few different places but without much success and so called it a day!
Steve’s next trip out was with the "Blocked Drains R Us" squad consisting of Andy, Dave and Suzie and also Jamie who was over on holiday to stay with the family. The sea swell was light as was the wind so it was a good opportunity to drift slowly and cover different areas for different fish. They tried firstly opposite the beach huts on Vera Beach in 100ft depth to fish for triggers that are usually found there at this time of the year but had no success. They tried several places and Dave, Andy and Jamie all caught fish consisting of the usual pandoras, pouting and combers. Suzie tried very hard to hook a fish but unfortunately it wasn't to be her day. Dave did hook and land a nice Octopus near the Repsol garage which was destined for the BBQ and discussions on the best way to prepare and cook it. Everyone enjoyed the day and agreed with one of my favourite sayings "A bad days fishing is better than a good day at work"!
See the crew with their octopus.
‘Baza Barry’ fished Lake Tranco which is well north of Baza and a good three hours drive from Mojacar I guess. He caught some good carp to 15lbs and barbel to 8lbs. Maggot is the bait he used and picked some up on the way, probably the Pozo Alcon tackle shop.
Barry says water levels are already dropping fast which is not a good sign for this coming autumn.
Murcia’s weights on fishing matches were down this week with the infamous Blanca Lake only producing 22lbs and Nancy’s weighing in 45lbs.
All details are available on our website www.abbeyangling.com or from the match secretary Terry Screen on 965328368.
The Albox fishing club meets every two weeks or so at Bar Wassy. For details of the next meeting tel 677 655 049.
For further information on any of the above or to find out about beach, boat or coarse fishing licenses, see John at the Beachcomber Bar Restaurant on Mojacar Playa or tel 950 473 099. In case of difficulty reaching me (Probably out fishing) ask staff for my mobile number.
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Tight Lines, Beachcomber John.