Fishing is something I do every now and then. It's not glamorous, nor would I consider it cool, but it's a peaceful past time none the less. So with a rare day off from working mid week with no one to spend it with, I thought I'd briefly escape London to spend the day fishing along the east wall off Brighton Marina.
25mph winds, choppy sea's, and constantly overcast. The weather wasn't desirable, but the conditions definitely made the day more characteristic.
Bait for the day was rag worm. They were pretty fat and juicy, leaving me with constantly grimy hands resorting to using this cloth after every cast. It's a shame I didn't get a picture of them - one for next time.
I arrived at my spot for low tide and the sea was already breaking over the wall. After the first casts, I resorted to moving my stuff up from the exposed side of the marina wall. Along with the strong swell, surfers started to appear, riding the amplified waves created by the large swell against the marina wall.
As time passed, I observed from above.
A couple hours pass, and still nothing.
It was kind of odd that nothing was biting. I tend to like fishing slightly choppy/murky seas with bait, as I have this theory that it helps to move things up from the sea floor.
Maybe the sea was a little "too choppy" that day?
None the less, pretty nice view of the white cliffs that day.
It's getting later and later, but I was still determined to get a bite.
No bites for over 4 hours, and it was time to go.
Packed the bags up, gave my leftover bait to some guys that we're fishing a few bays away from me, and made my way home empty handed.
Awesome light at the end of my trip though.
All in all, pretty nice day spent out of the city and on open air sea front!