New Mark, New Rod…

Living in Bristol, its hard to find clear water near by! Usually, Devon and Cornwall are the places I’d drive to find it, but fancying something new I opted to cross the bridge with Graham.

Up at 4am, and at the mark after a walk by around 7ish. The sun was starting to appear and the sea looked delicious! We both started working Patchinko’s and it wasnt long before we both into bass. No biggies but great to christen my new Teklon 802.



As the tide approached high, the wind picked up and the waves started to roll in. Off came the pacthinko and on went a range of shallow divers, working the shallow water was hard due to the swell so I moved to some deeper water.

I was soon into the smallest mackerel I’ve ever caught – would have been perfect livebait


A garfish followed – a welcome sight and my first for a couple of years.

We fished on as the tide receeded but the waves seemed to get bigger and bigger and we struggled to hook anything else.

A tough day but great to find and fish some new water, get a few bass and christen the new rod first time of asking!

Leaves are falling and temperatures dropping so my attentions might fall to Perch and Pike on the fly from my local rivers now!


Adam Rawson
Dad, husband, maker of split cane fishing rods and lover of the great outdoors.

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