I've been itching to get a session in on the North Coast to see if i could catch a Tope. Conditions haven't been great for several weeks but things were shaping up for an evening session with a big Spring tide. With the light evening there was just enough time for a few hours on the water after work.
I have often contemplated targeting Tope from the kayak but have never got round to trying for them. News was in of Tope showing on the North Cornwall coast so hatched a plan to dedicate a session targeting them. A bit of research online into rigs, gear and conditions and I was ready. I spent the evening before tying tope traces – 8/0 Mustad o'shaughnessy hook double crimped to 12” of 100lb Sakuma coated Wire biting trace attached via a swivel to 5ft of 80lb Fluorocarbon rubbing leader. If I hooked one I wanted to land it!
The first catch report of the blog - enjoy!
I spend the majority of my time in Plymouth at university but every so often i get the odd weekend when i can get back home to Hayle. I watch the weather forecast eagerly when i know im going back in the hope that the weather will allow me to get out on the kayak. Last weekend one such weather window opened up so a quick message to my brother to tell him to get his gear ready and all was sorted. We were going after the Ray!
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