Tuesday, 2 October 2012

You just got to love plaice!

Another quickie session today produced my best plaice of the year so far. Only fished for 3 hours due to the weather, but during that time it was very productive. The rig I used was a one-up one down invisible rig with size 6 hooks and fresh crab for bait. Unfortunately the majority of fish came in the form of double headers of whiting; not big ones either, most of them struggling to make 20cm. The day was saved though by this lovely plaice of 2lb 3oz and 40.5 cm. I had been keeping it in a bucket of sea-water and debating whether to release it or keep it for tea. In the end, a helpful persuasion from my mate Lee tipped the scales in favour of keeping it and home it went. A simple mix of breadcrumbs, chilli, parsley and spring onion to top the fillets and then a compliment of  new potatoes and veg went down extremely well. Think I'm gonna have to catch a few more plaice of edible size. God they taste good!

Thanks for reading,
Tight Lines,


  1. Hi ross
    I have been reading ur blog posts and what a fantastic read!!! I am a fly angler by heart but have dabbled at some sea fishing in Anglesea earlier this year for the mullet!!! Well I ain't had much luck yet..
    Is there anyway I can send you a email as I would love to get some advice off you...

    1. yes, course you can Glen. I'll do my best to help you with anything you want to know. my email is ross_johnson1989@hotmail.co.uk