Sunday 5 October 2014

Catch of big Cod - Ann and Russ Blaney boat fishing on 'Hoppy Three' out of Eastbourne Sovereign Harbour - October 2014

Many thanks to Russ Blaney who sent us this report of recent boat fishing trip out of Eastbourne Sovereign Harbour:

Have been fishing out of Newhaven for many years and fishing Seaford Head for Cod  and Codling this time of the year using my preferred bait from 'Anglers Den' the frozen lug with added oil with great results.

Moved our boat 'Hoppy Three'  to Eastbourne Marina last summer looking for pastures new. 

Well now would like to update you regarding our progress.

On a lovely sunny October morning with two mates and the second in command Ann my wife headed 2.7 miles south of the marina and put down the anchor.  

Kettle on and before it boiled with all lines in big mess and Ann fishing single 4/0 Aberdeen on short trace using your frozen lug not tipped with squid caused mayhem with us landing a nice double figure cod, scales swinging between 21 to 22 pound.

Have attached two pictures one with me holding the fish showing the prime condition of Ann's catch and the second with Ann  trying to preserve her clothing  and arm muscles.

cheers Russ Blaney.

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