Swansea bay my recent fishing day trips
I've fished the Knab rock for the past four weeks with mixed results, using bought lug worm from the marina fishing shop by the charter boats, (now what's it called...umm) bit expensive but due to illness I'm unable to dig it myself, I reckon we should have a discount for the over 60's lol. I buy £10 worth each time, which is more than enough for me with two plus two hook rods, though I do try the feathers or spinner with one at high tide, to no avail I quickly add. To date on lug only, I've caught three school Bass, one three pounder and no I didn't bung a 2lb weight in it's gob before you ask, with small x-rayed see through dabs, one tidy mackerel which grabbed my bait less silver hook on reeling in I'm quite chuffed to say (NOT) after paying £10 for lug that the numerous small crabs ate. a small spider crab was also napped at nab rock which of course I gave back to davey Jones's locker, then last week I caught a Dog fish, which are quite numerous on the higher tides, ah well it's sport at the end of the day. The good points at The Nab are: that it has portable ablutions in the car park which is kept quite clean, also at the icecream salon they make a tidy cup of coffee, again there are benches to sit on with rubbish bins near, though I do take all my rubbish home with me if there wasn't. I am amazed at the number of people that frequent this area, holidayers and walkers out for an afternoon or evening stroll with bikers and boat sporting activities, also other fishermen and I'm pleased to say fisherladies, along with their children, in all types of weather. I was lucky to fish nab rock around the 5pm through to 10+pm, because the bad part is the car park charges, whereby I could pay £4.50 for an all day ticket which I accept, but the relevent hourly charges are obscene, though from 7pm to 7 am it's free so not too bad, as I've only paid for a couple of hours each time, on top of what I pay for bait and coffee I end up £20 deficit. Is it worth it yes of course it is, especially when the sun is shining and your waiting for that rod to quiver plus chatting with visitors and locals, the scenery is fantastic as all will tell you once the tide is in. Mumbles has a lot to offer, it's a pity they didn't make a harbour there years ago as that is exactly what it needs, thought the wet water sporting building is progressing well and also the one by Singleton Park entrance. I have noticed though when groups of fishermen are together, their language is uncalled for in my opinion, most groups fish off the knab main plaza opposite Verdi's where people are eating outside or eating icecream or even walking past, I'm sure there is no need to use foul language on top of one's voice in front of their mates and people whom have little children, also I'm sure visitors alike us other fisherment don't wish to hear it either, must be a sign of the times I suppose as it's everywhere these days, though It didn't mar my thoroughly enjoyed fishing trips out in anyway.So expect to catch most of what I caught but I'll be using sift crab in due course when it gets warmer for the Bass so Tight lines people.
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