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I have not caught a Dab in a lot of years. A fish that is pretty common and a staple catch for most anglers around the coastline just always seems to avoid me. So when I heard from Clive in Southampton that he was being plagued with them at Town Quay, I just had to make the trip and bag one for my 2014 species count.

Well that’s my excuse. It’s always a pleasure and a laugh to fish alongside the clown prince of sea angling. I know there are a few young’uns that read my blog so the content of the evenings banter will remain between me and Clive. However, success!! First Dab since ….. for ever.

First Dab in a Long Time

First Dab in a Long Time

As you can clearly see, it was a monster. I don’t care. It all counts.

A very quiet Town Quay last night. Probably the longest, quietest spell I have ever experienced on there. We did however have a few leading up to the dry spell, with Bass, Dabs, Pout, Whiting, Tub Gurnard, Plaice, Dogfish and Silver Eels all making an appearance. And apparently soon after I left the Smoothhounds started showing.

That’s to be my last sea fishing session for a couple of weeks. Saturday sees my Dad and me returning to Kingslake for our annual pilgrimage. Carp and Tench gear at the ready.

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