A windy day


I headed to Church Norton to have a crack around the harbour entrance but got there to see huge waves and no chance to fish. I decided to head for Hayling island to a place I normally fly fish for bass only to find that full of wind surfers, but who can blame them…

I headed to the car park by the hayling bridge and headed round to near the Billy tracks. I found a fairly sheltered area with the wind to my back. I set up and cast out.

I was getting bites through the afternoon, but no connections, so out came the spinning rod. I tried it with feathers and when that didn’t work I set up a simple 2 oz ledger with a 3 foot trace on it. I bated up and chucked that out and left the rod on the ground due to the wind and lite weight.

I carried on fishing having forgotten about the spinning rod. I finally wound it in to see this little chap on my 1/0 hook:

It was about 4″ in size and about 2 oz in weight.

That was it for the day as nothing else was coming in, but it’s another species for the list putting me at 1/2 way to my 10, but nowhere near my bass to eat size. I left about 2 hours before low tide on a very windy day.

About Chris Ainger

I have been working in IT since 1998 in the Public Housing Sector. I have worked with Citrix since 2003 in the days of Citrix Metaframe XP 1.0 FR2. Since then I have been through the processes of upgrading to Presentation Server 4.0 with a farm of around 150 servers. Since then I have helped create a farm of around 200 servers using XenApp 6.0 on VMware 4.1. This was a great experience which has only increased during the upgrades of the environment for out 2000+ users. All of our clients are the WYSE 10 series using ThinOS which I have helped configure for individual users from a central location making administration very simple. I gained my CCA qualification in XenApp 6.0 in January 2012. I am a big fan of SolarWinds also, which is a great monitoring tool. It is very versatile with a small footprint of resource usage on the targeted devices. I am currently designing the interfaces for the IT department for daily use and also a Service view for the Support Desk Team. I am also a keen fisherman, having restarted again after 20 years. I set myself yearly targets to try to complete which makes this more interesting and belong to several forums of other like-minded folks. I, on occasion, fly fish for trout as a treat once in a while or when the fridge gets empty and also sea fly fish for bass and mullet. My main area is sea fishing from either beach, harbour wall or pier. There are so many species of fish to catch around the UK that you can mix up the locations to try something different.

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