The weather continued to bake us during the day so our next sea fishing trip was an early evening at Cymyran to try and avoid a bit of the heat, lure fishing the ‘river’ between Holy Island and Anglesey proper.
I was using my 8 weight fly rod armed with a ‘Clouser’ type fly that I’d caught on last year (in different colours) or small plastic ‘red gills’. Wendy was using ‘proper’ lures of either the hard plastic surface type or soft plastic ‘shad’ type on a Sakura Shinjin rod designed specifically for lure fishing.
The conditions looked perfect but although we saw a few fish splashing about and even a couple jump clean out of the water which indicated they were indeed Bass, the target species, we failed to get any sort of response or ‘take’ no matter how hard we tried.
It was still a fantastic evening and definitely something we will continue to do but I need to practice casting the heavier salt water flies before I venture back out with my salt water fly rod.
Our fly casting tutor would have been horrified by the mess I was making…