Thursday, 24 May 2012
It's the wrong Rockling Gromitt!
As Three Bearded Rockling are normally caught after dark I decided to fish three short after dark sessions to try to catch one.
The outside of the breakwater is very rocky and I was told to expect to lose loads of gear. I was advised that the ground was snaggy up to sixty or seventy yards out so I fished relatively close in amongst the rocks.
Knowing that three bearded rockling were normally caught by accident whilst fishing for conger I decided to fish with decent sized mackerel strips.
Taking advice from Geth the next couple of sessions I fished closer in and caught rockling after rockling with several double shots. However despite catching between twenty and twenty-five rockling I had failed to catch the target three bearded rockling.
Catching species 100 is proving harder than I expected and it will be June before I can next target a "new" species.