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BEACHCOMBER JOHN'S FISHING NEWS
Beachcomber John / 2012-02-08 13:51:35
I’ve heard from ‘Paul the Rope’ who is holidaying and fishing in Cape Verde and he has caught a 30lb Wahoo and his mates landed yellow finned tunas from 45 to nearly 60lbs. Well done boys but WHERE ARE THE PHOTOS!
‘Orca Steve’ went out fishing with Arboleas residents Trevor and John along with Trevor's son Lee and his mate Adam who are both out on vacation from the UK. The conditions were good with blue skies and a light WNW wind and a slight swell so he made the decision to fish on the plateau between the 2 deep holes just outside of the harbour entrance and drift steadily out behind the harbour wall over the various holes in that area. This initially proved to be a good decision as they were soon into fish and the lads caught pandoras, combers, blue mouths and swallow tailed sea perch. Lee had a good fish on at one stage but it straightened the hook and made a quick dash for freedom. Adam was the rookie but caught fish and also got hit by a conger which bent his rod double before taking the nylon trace and the raw prawn which he was using for bait. After a decent spell of catching the bites stopped and the fishing dropped off so Steve moved the boat to the predictable spot opposite the Garrucha lighthouse and over the 500ft hole. They soon struck into fish and landed some decent pandoras and blue mouths. Trevor landed a small hake and not to be out done, Trevor's son Lee also landed one shortly after. They retired back to port when the wind picked up from the SW and gave them some choppy conditions. The lads returned home proud with a bag full of fish.
See photo of Trevor and a small hake.
‘Captain Brian Cuba’ has been out though with his mates, Basil, Duncan, Rory and Kenolo who have been catching loads of the usual culprits including lots of small red snappers to 3lbs. Rory’s cats, the harbour Capitano and the Pensionista Bar will have been very happy with their bags full of fishy presents no doubt.
‘Tubby Jimmy’ has been back on Mojacar’s shoreline and says that though he hasn’t caught anything some Spaniards have been catching good sized mullet from the Indalo Hotel Arm.
‘London Bill’ has been taking advantage of good weather and his improving wellbeing and fishing the Garrucha beach and rocks had dorada bream to 2lbs and striped bream to 1lb. He also landed an Atlantic scad of about 2lbs.
Spinning from the Macenas rocks he hooked a good fish that shook his hook out after a five minute battle and is pretty sure it was a bluefish though unusually it only left the water once for an aerial display.
‘Baza Barry’ fished the Puentes Lake near Lorca and caught some good fish, mirror and common carp to 9lbs and barbel to 4lbs. All fish were caught on sweetcorn fished with a swim feeder at distance.
Barry also had a short session on a river north of Negratin and although he didn’t catch any he did see some good size trout to 4lbs so they are getting bigger because just a few years ago they were in the same spot to 8lbs before disappearing.
Top weight on the River Segura Rods and Reels match was 25lbs.
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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In fact fingers crossed by the time you read this the 64 bit problem should have been sorted.
Tight Lines, Beachcomber John.