There’s not too much you can say about blanking when shore cod fishing. Especially when pretty much everything is in your favour – but that’s what happened at Aberdeen last weekend. The easterly gale had died away but the sea was still pounding in hard, with foam thick on the surface and a fine coffee colour… Continue reading Epic Fail with Aberdeen’s Cod
After my dire showing at the end of December I thought I’d give Aberdeen a second try, with my first outing of 2016. Gales and heavy seas (and flooding) have been pretty much continuous for the last couple of weeks but it looked like the worst of the seas had dropped back enough to make… Continue reading Opening My Account for 2016 (just)
Headed up Aberdeen way yesterday in search of a codling or two in what was forecast to be a large SE swell. Supposedly around 12 feet although I’d say it was a fair bit more than that, but with some real monsters thrown up by the back eddy. Maybe it was the angle of the… Continue reading Braving the Swell at Aberdeen
Rough in more ways than one… I was lined up to drive my M-I-L back to Aberdeen from Edinburgh after spending Christmas with us, so thought I may as well get a bit of shore fishing in as well, given that the weather looked suitably awful. Duty done, I hit the cliffs around 2 in… Continue reading Rough Day at Aberdeen
Weather: Light, variable wind, dry and sunny Sea Conditions: Small (2 foot) swell, but pretty clear water Time: 0830-1600 – 7.5 hours Tides: LW approx 0700, mid-range tide Been a couple of years since I’d taken the inflatable up to Aberdeen but it’s one of my favourite east coast venues, mainly because you end up… Continue reading 29 June 2011 – Aberdeen
A nice bit of wild weather rock fishing in search of Aberdeenshire codling – good fun in stormy conditions, with half a dozen pan-sizd fish as a result.
An after-dark coddie session from the cliffs. Only three fish winched 50 feet above a raging sea to show for my efforts, but a good night for all that.
A fair heap of late season wrasse from Findon, on crab left over from smoothie fishing down the Solway earlier in the year. Only a single codling appeared, but it was a lovely day to spend lazing away on the rocks before winter descends properly.
Weather: S-SW wind 2-4, mainly overcast, a little drizzle. Mild Sea Conditions: Clear, with a 1-2 foot wave Time Spent: 1600-2030 – 4.5 hours Tides: First time up in Aberdeen for a few months, and marks like the Red Rock were crowded with mackerel bashers. Altens was empty as usual so I set up a… Continue reading 30th August 2009 – Aberdeen
Weather: Dry, overcast, with a SE 4-5 blowing. Cold but not too frigid Sea Conditions: Pretty rough, with a SE swell running 8-12 feet and a fair bit of colour. Time Fishing: 0700-1330 – 6,5 hours Tides: LW 10:30 – smallish tide Armed with some hard won lugworm I decided on an early morning start… Continue reading 1st February 2009 – Aberdeen