A Tough Day in Dover

Well, Paul and myself headed to Dover to fish the arm inside of the harbour. We knew it would be a tough day with ultra clear water and bright light. We got the bait from Brazil’s and picked our spot and set up. Two rods out with lug/ragworm/black lug in varying combinations. And one rod out with a whole mackerel in case a hungry bass just happened by. That was at all at about 11AM, then nothing until around 3PM when I was fishing a float rig with feathers underneath. After not paying much attention I was looking for the float and couldn’t see it… I reeled in and found a mackerel making a futile dash for its life. Lets just say it tasted great with the pasta in the evening…

We had tried everything we could thinking of and nothing was still coming up. t was time to fish the wall for the mini species and anything that may have been there. Well there was, after dropping the first baits down the wall the bites came meer seconds later and over the next hour I had the a Tompot, Ballan Wrasse, Corkwing Wrasse and what I believe is a Shanny. That means I have reached my 17 species with 4 months still to go. Paul pulled up a Shanny, Pollock and Starfish.

We packed up at around 6:16PM and headed home to eat the mackerel and we felt we had a nice day although it being light on the fish, but not the species.

Here are the stars of the day:

Ballan Wrasse:


Corkwing Wrasse:

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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