Sunday, September 1, 2013

Sea fishing at the Brittany holiday cottage with private pool

Last Thursday evening we took a guest staying at the Brittany holiday cottage with private pool down to the Bar de Etel for our first night fishing trip.

We stopped of at Decathlon in Lorient to buy our bait (rag worm) and arrived at the Bar de Etel at 19.30 and began fishing at 20.00. High tide was at 12.15 with a very low coefficient of 37.

As the tide was still very low the causeway to the light house was still accessible and the chap staying at La Forge began using a lure in the hope of some Bass but noticed some large fish swimming around right next to the causeway. With a change in tactic he switched to using a worm and very quickly caught a fish that neither of us could identify and cared not to touch.

I decided to join him on the causeway and with a light spinning rod fixed up a simple float and used the rag worm as bait. Within 10 minutes I caught my first ever Wrasse.

At 21.30 the night was drawing in and the causeway was soon underwater so we switched tactics and concentrated with the beach casters, on the second cast I caught another first a lovely Dover sole.

Up until high tide we caught 4 small conger Eels, which again was a first for me and Naomi's biggest fish to date.

At high tide the bites stopped and we stopped fishing at 1.30, at the end of the night Naomi and I had a wonderful time catching 6 fish in total ( 3 new species for me and Naomi's second and biggest fish todate)

Guest staying at either La Forge or La Veille Maison the Brittany holiday cottages with heated swimming pool are always welcome to join us on a fishing trip and a spare beach caster and reel is always available.