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    Portland Harbour on Sunday afternoon out on my Hobbie Kayak and 1st chuck produced my hoped for target.

    I really couldn't believe it.
    I've been hoping one of these would turn up someday but didn't think I'd much chance. ;-)

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    That superb start soon went downhill though and it was a bit of a struggle out there.

    I eventually added a couple of red band fish and a fat Bass that took a tiny #16 squirmy worm fly I was using to temp the bandfish out of their burrows.

    It worked out to be about one fish per mile of paddling and we did about 8/9 miles!

    Happy with that 1st fish though even if I'd had nothing else.

    Dee
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    Tasty, baked on a bed of tomato's, yum.

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    In the morning we fished Weymouth harbour off the rocks/bank.
    Hard work mainly because I didn't have any of the right patterns for the small wrasse but I managed 5 of these little corkwings.
    With the right flies I might have had 20 plus.
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    Later out in Portland of the kayak I had a couple of Red Band Fish to size 16 short squirmy flies that I usually use on the GUC for small perch!


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    I catch them pretty much at will now I know where they are and what to do to temp them. ;-)


    Dee
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    A very interesting thread, I have to admire your ability to coax the Red Band Fish out of their home and congratulations on the Bream too.

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    Good effort on the bream. There's a bunch of us trying to get one on fly for ages. And I have never even seen one of those red band fish before!!
    There is usually some decent pollack in portland by the outer walls and squid by the pier of course.

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    I had a gilthead bream when Oz first started his guiding down in Cornwall - we were out in our kayaks at the time because he was thinking of adding kayak fishing to his repertoire, before he got Zen2. My bream took a small clouser tied as a shrimp too, but mine was in chartreuse over white. I had a couple of them, close in to the rocks over broken sand.

    The red band fish is a first though. They are a bit deep in Plymouth sound, the mud bank is about 60 feet down. Plenty there on sabikis and this time of year they come up to mid water for breeding. Sometimes you get a full house on a string of sabikis! I only say that because they don't need tempting out of their burrows at that time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tailing Loop View Post
    I had a gilthead bream when Oz first started his guiding down in Cornwall - we were out in our kayaks at the time because he was thinking of adding kayak fishing to his repertoire, before he got Zen2. My bream took a small clouser tied as a shrimp too, but mine was in chartreuse over white. I had a couple of them, close in to the rocks over broken sand.

    The red band fish is a first though. They are a bit deep in Plymouth sound, the mud bank is about 60 feet down. Plenty there on sabikis and this time of year they come up to mid water for breeding. Sometimes you get a full house on a string of sabikis! I only say that because they don't need tempting out of their burrows at that time.
    Interesting to see those red band fish, checked them out at

    Red Bandfish | Britishseafishing.co.uk

    Red bandfish have been eaten by humans since ancient times. The Sicilian-born cook Mithaikos who was influential in Greece in the fifth century BC wrote a recipe for red bandfish in which he advised cooking the fish in olive oil and then adding cheese. This recipe survives due to being quoted in the famous book Deipnosophistae which was published in the third century AD, and is believed to be the oldest known recipe by a named author.
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