Desperation. After today‘s poor performance so far,  I just  couldn’t end this day fish-less. I headed to Hobb’s Point to try for the smaller species. This venue had been productive last October.

As the only angler at the venue, I stood warily on the pontoon as it juddered in the wind and tide.  I threaded the last of the sorry ragworm onto small size 6 hooks and tried both sides of the pontoon:  inside, tight to the wall; and about a meter in front of the seaward side. The bites weren’t as consistent as my previous visit, but in an hour and a half I caught a few gobies and a couple of small ballan wrasse.

Ballan Wrasse, Labrus bergylta
Rock Goby, Gobius paganellus

One innovation I tried, was a goby fished under a float for a bass. This, however, provoked no interest. The chilly wind had taken its toll and I stopped fishing just after 9 pm as the sun was setting.

It was hard work today, but at least I have a little to show for it.

Total Catch:

  • 2 Ballan Wrasse
  • 3 Rock Goby