Catch Report - Putsborough - 10th July 2021 (0)

Date From: 10/07/2021 10:20:00

Date To: 11/07/2021 01:05:00

Time of day: Night

Location: Putsborough

Mark: In front of car park

Tide Times:

Tide DateHigh or LowHeight TimeHeight
11/07/2021 low 01:22:00 1.61
11/07/2021 high 07:44:00 8.43
11/07/2021 low 13:37:00 1.50
11/07/2021 high 19:57:00 8.65

Moon Phase:

Moon DateMoon riseMoon setMoon PhaseIllumination
10/07/2021 05:06:52 22:20:56 New Moon 0
11/07/2021 06:11:36 22:54:42 Waxing Crescent 1

Weather: Overcast with some wind.


Sun DateSunriseSunset
11/07/2021 05:14:00 21:29:00

Sea: Clear with messy waves up to 3 feet high and rolling for up to 50 yards.

Method: Ledger (shop bought up and over rig) | Ledger (shop bought pulley rig)

Bait: Frozen Peeler Crab, frozen crab cart | Frozen Launce


FishQtyLbsOzDrmBaitDate and Time CaughtWeighed or GuessedSetup

Session and Lifetime Statistics:

 This SessionAll Time
FishQtyLbsOzDrmCommon Bait for SessionQtyLbsOzDrmCommon Bait All Time
Totals:   0 0 0 N/A   0 0 0 N/A

The Session:

I returned to Putsbourough with more crab than yesterday hoping that I could catch more Smoothounds and maybe also a Ray tonight. I fished the same baits and tackle as yesterday but a difference tonight was that the waves were bigger and they were breaking further back and were messy. I was not able to wade out as far as I was yesterday and felt I wasn't getting the baits as far as I'd have liked, thought it may not have been ,much shorter distances than yesterday, maybe 60 yards from where I waded out to.


Both rod tips were bending down gently and straightening back up almost constantly and I found out why quite quickly. I reeled in a spide crab on the crab rod. Once it was recast the rod tip did the same thing and I struck both rods just in case but each time the bait had clearly been had by crabs. I felt some on the end for most of a retrieve but the fell off and on one cast I brought two back, one was hanging on to my line as far back as the shock leader which gave me more reason to beleive that maybe yesterday the cast where I lost the entire rig and leader was indeed done by a crab.


There were others fishing theis beach tonight and they had walked far over to the middle of the beach. I considered moving a hundred yards or so to see if it made any difference but soon decided to get the bait back in the freezer before it defrosted. I had 10 peeler crab with me and 4 crab cart wings as well as one and a half packs of launce so it would be a lot to waste. When I had got back to my car and loaded it up I looked down the beach and the other anglers looked like they were still fishing so maybe they were catching fish.


It goes to show how much of a difference there can be over a couple of tides. Maybe two days agao there were even more Smoothhounds there and less crabs and I'd have had a bumber session if I could have fished then.

Tackle used (price) [ time since first used ]:

MethodTackle Usedsetupsid
Ledger (up and over rig) Rod: Daiwa Seahunter X 14ft 3 piece Fixed Spool (£60.00) [ > 3 years 2 months ]
Reel: Wychwood Riot Fixed Spool (£39.99) [ > 3 years 0 months ]
Line: Maxima Chameleon 20lb (£17.99) 600m
Hooks: shop bought rig, 2/0 (£0.90)
Shockleader: Rovex Surf clear 60lb (£7.99) 150m
Hooklength: shop bought rig, 40lb (£0.90)
Ledger (pulley rig) Rod: Daiwa seahunter Z 13ft 2 piece MFS (£42.99) [ > 3 years 7 months ]
Reel: Lineaeffe Tiger 870 Fixed Spool (£17.00) [ > 2 years 2 months ]
Line: 30lb, free with reel
Hooks: shop bought rig, size 4/0
Shockleader: Rovex Surf clear 60lb (£7.99) 150m
Hooklength: shop bought rig, 40lb

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