June 28th at West Parade Hythe


I got there at about 5:30 and the water was very low, butt chucked a line out anyway and feathered for mackeral as well. There were 5 groups fishing by high tide. About 20 minutes after high tide I caught my first of the night.  He went back after a few pics, the first crab of this type i have ever caught so thats cool.

After that i switched to using a wishbone rig on my spinning rod and caught the first whiting of the night of about 6 inches.  I chucked out a 3 hook flapper with blow lug and only caught fish on the loest hook, so I loosened the line to get all hooks down to the sea bed. After that I was catching 2-3 at a time on most casts. I caught 20 in the end.

Also, during that evening a dogfish took the bottom hook which gave a good thump on the rod tip just as light was disappearing.

For my last cast I used a whiting that had swallowed the hook deep and I couldn’t get it out easily. It died by the time it was removed. I sent that out on a pulley pennel about 80 yards but it came in with no bigger fish attached came in with it unfortunately, only a chewed out belly.

I have been here 4 times now and caught dogs and whiting each time and the whitting count goes up each time.

May be next time I will catch something to keep

Catch count: 20 Whiting and 1 Dogfish and a Spider Crab

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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