HW was at 0800 and I was only just able to make it for dead on high tide due to doing the school run this morning. Conditions looked great so I baited up (fresh crab) and got to it.
I only fished for a few hours but managed 4 or 5 small codling. I decided to make a day of it and so I headed off early to grab some lug worm from the tackle shop. I then high-tailed it down to the coast to find a rock to sit on for a few more hours.
Crawleys is a great mark just on the northern edge of Browns Bay. I had heard that it had been producing some good fish lately so I thought it was worth a shot. I got set up for half-tide and planned to fish down to LW at 1400.
First cast saw me get a few small bites which came to nothing. Second cast saw me pull in the first red Cod of the season which weighed about 1.25lb.
I fished until about 1320 until disaster struck.... my rod stand tipped while I chatted to a few fellow anglers. My rod hit the rocks and I smashed/snapped/destroyed 5 rings which put an end to any further fishing....
Oh well at least I had one!