A day with the dream machines

As the builders were working at home I thought it was a good idea to escape for a few hours on chesil after early very early plaice!!!!

Armed with the dream machines special match and Gsi I hit the shingle near the clay beds at bexi with various baits including crabs black lug and squid. The 7HT mag and a 140 gm lead on a dropper rig on the special match and a dvice on the Gsi . Both rods are over 25 years old and have been rebuilt recently although a bit more chunky than modern rods they both have brilliant fishing tips and are a dream to fish with.

From the start it was a whiting fest with both rods nodding well with perhaps the dvice rig catching more than the standard rig range was in the region of 100yds into a brisk wind.

The more I use the dvice the better I like it it puts a large squid bait or in this case a crab a good distance without having the bait wobble in the cast and I think because of its shape it flies better into the wind and it also planes to the surface on retrieve .

That’s how it continued for the session at one stage I thought I was into something decent when the dvice rod kicked and I struck and the rod bent over in a nice curve however with lack of fight I had thoughts of the famous chesil plastic bags!! It turned out to be a ball of nylon with 3 leads wrapped up in it so that was a plus

All in all a good session no plaice but it is January still however with reports of turbot being caught and plaice in Weymouth harbour you never know what is about.

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Colin "Crack off" Olver

Wed, Oct 5, 2016

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