JourneyMEN are proud to announce that we have our very own sea fishing club.
This is coordinated by our very own Des and all training and equipment will be provided.
As this morning dawned with fine blue skies and a light westerly breeze. It could only mean JourneyMEN were out fishing again on the banks of the Mighty River Mersey! The day's event was funded by a donation made by the family of a former client who unfortunately passed away earlier this year and some of his family would be joining us for this session in memory of their family member. Our chosen Mark this session was Maddock Road slipway with the spring tide, an ideal venue for fishing the full flood and ebb. Arriving before the men as usual, our friend Ste Moores was already at the mark and the men began turning up 40 mins before the arranged time. The passion the guy's show is amazing! All set up and as soon as the tide was in range baits went out into about 1 foot of water. Baits at all ranges again this session and this seemed to get the guys on the fish. First fish was a small palm sized flounder but a fish is a fish. Next one of my rods began to rattle, I hit the bite and felt a decent sized fish on the end, staying deep in the water and giving a good account of itself a 36cm Plaice came over the rail. Things went a bit quiet as the flood continued but still fish were coming in next was another small flounder which went back strongly. one of our more experienced guys decided to try fishing short over the rough ground to see what would come out and began pulling small codling out for fun! I went and told the other guys further along the prom to try short range and within 5 mins a small 5 bearded rockling came in. Success! Ste Moores then had a small Plaice just as the ebb started. the first hour after high went quiet again, but as the tidal pull lessened the fish came back on the feed, one of our men getting a lovely Plaice which went back strongly. We usually fish 5 hour sessions but as the fish were still feeding and the tide was fishable we continued.... just as the rocks at the bottom of the slipway were exposed one of my rods rattled again and a small plaice came in around 20cm, I did see the bite but was talking to a fellow angler who had come down to see how we were doing as he had just finished on Harrison Drive. once this small fish was dealt with, I began packing down my gear however I left one rod out as the guys were not ready to finish yet! That rod rattled again and this time a 35cm Plaice came over the sand and up the wall, a cracking final fish to an amazing day. All baits this day were supplied, as usual, by Shack Bait and Tackle (not bad for a shed in a field!). Top quality Ragworm did the business. We will be out again soon, Stay safe, Tight lines. Des, JourneyMEN
Another beautiful Saturday morning dawned and JourneyMEN were out fishing again. Big spring tides and good weather meant that it would be a busy day on our chosen mark, the double slip on Marine Promenade. Arriving at around 0830 the slip was busy already but there was enough room for our small group today on the right-hand slipway.
Blue skies and a gentle north easterly breeze greeted us. The men began arriving at 0900 as agreed. The target species today being Plaice, hooks were small size #2 and #4 on two hook flapper rigs. Baits were supplied as usual by Shack Bait and Tackle (not bad for a shed in a field!) fresh rag worm and fresh blow lug of top quality as usual. The tide hit the wall by 0915 and the first rigs were put out into about 2 foot of water as the flood continued. All ranges were covered from a bait at 20 yards to baits at 80 to 90 yards and all ranges in between. It was a quiet start but an hour before High one of the men called "FISH ON!" from the bottom of the slipway and a lovely 30cm plaice came in, The man who caught it Fishes a lot but it was his first trip out with ourselves the smile on his face was amazing to see. I had had a bite on my rod for about five minutes and decided to eventually hit it, another Plaice, smaller than the last but still the target species. Both these fish fell to rag worm. Unfortunately, these were the only fish out this trip, but as usual all the men loved being outside with the fantastic weather, scenery and good company and conversation. Our next trip will be in 2 weeks on 3rd April 2022.
Tight lines everyone, Des, JourneyMEN