Hythe 11/02/2012 – Princes Parade

I went for my first session this for 2012 at Hythe Princes Parade. I arrived at about 10:30 having picked up my bait from Micks. It was cold but with a lovely blue sky above.

I set up at the far right near the stone and concrete groins close to the white bus shelter. I had just cast out when the phone rang and it was JW sitting in his car behind. He came down and set up and cast out. We were having a natter and I decided to pull in my lines to check and replace bait. I had a nice surprise when I pulled this little critter out…

A 5 bearded Rockling. I have never caught one before or even seen one before in the flesh. So thats species one for the year.

Nothing was touching the squid that I had out so I set up a wishbone rig and sent it out. I noticed a small twitch after about 15 minutes and so pulled that in to find a double shot of dab. So thats species two.

JW had pulled in a few whiting so I changed to a 2 hook flapper to try and one of those as they seemed fairly illusive all day. After a while I managed one.

So that was three species. A gentle flow of whiting followed. Eventually I had about 8-10 in all, I stopped counting after the first one.

We started packing up just before 5 as the sun was just heading below the horizon and it started getting cold.

Was good to get and also catch up with JW.

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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