14-1 Saturday Session


I headed down to West Parade in Hythe, parked up and set up at about 4. Things didn’t start well as my first cast broke the 60lb leader due to squashing my crimp to hard. I managed to find my tackle behind me on the beach a little later, so that was good at least. Next cast I manage a lovely birds nest. Then 3rd time lucky I managed to send the bait out…

Nothing much was happening so I set up my spinning rod to use with a 3oz grip for a spot or ledgering. This was tipped with mackerel and on occasion went mental as something attacked the bait, but no hook up.

Meanwhile on the main rod about 7 o’clock I started to get bites. During the evening I pulled in 14 whiting, but nothing plateable, so all of those were sent back and a few had a rid the in the Gull Express flying past for a pick up.

On the spinning rod I had been trying different hook set ups, but still staying with ledgering. I tried with a single hook pointing out of the silvery skin side, a pennel set up and finally back to a single hook. This time thought the hook was buried inside the mackerel flesh. This caught me the doggy for the night.

I packed up at 10:30 and I literally could not see a thing and headed home.

This is currently my best session of fishing since i started beach fishing again.

Here is the catch

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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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