OH I DO LIKE TO BE BESIDE THE SEASIDE – DAB fishing at Talacre. Blog entry 561

Click to play the video. Includes: A look at my sea gear, venue information, catching dab, whiting and cod

I do enjoy sea fishing, and it’s only the fact that I live so far from the coast that stops me from having more saltwater sessions. However, since our girls have grown up, my wife and I have been able to take more holidays. Now that we can go anytime, by avoiding school- breaks, we can do three vacations for less than the cost of one previously.

A double-header
A double-header

One of our chosen destinations is the North Wales coast and this ties in nicely with one of my favourite venues, Talacre. Situated at the mouth of the River Dee, the fishing itself involves a pretty decent walk across the sand at low water.

Dabs are my favourite sea fish
Dabs are my favourite sea fish

It’s usually worth it though, and it certainly was for me as you can see in this week’s video. It took a while to catch a dab, but I did in the end, adding a further three fish to give me a total of four. Added to the eighteen cod and the four whiting, it was a very enjoyable session indeed.

All my fish were returned
All my fish were returned

As is usual at Talacre midweek, I had the place to myself. If it was a venue that could be fished from the back of the car I’ve got no doubts that it would be one of the most popular around. Then again, the quality of fishing could suffer, so overall I’m more than happy for it to be as it is.

I love fishing at Talacre
I love fishing at Talacre

Sometimes I make two, even three, trips to Talacre, but on this vacation it was just the one visit. Enough there to dedicate a blog entry though, with the remainder of my holiday fishing coming next week at Rhyl. I’m still after flatfish, but flounders rather than dabs. So check out my site to see how I get on.

Spot the dab?
Spot the dab?

Regular viewers of my videos will know I have been experimenting with format and content over recent weeks. Well, from this week’s entry I’ve reached what I feel is a good starting point. You can always improve, but I’m happy with the general presentation. Above all though, I am enjoying making them and that’s the essential ingredient. (Published April 12 2014)