Just took delivery of my new Reddington Pathway Rod and reel last week so headed out on Friday early morning for a trip on the flats.
Forecast was not great with high winds and scattered rain but aint no stopping me with a new bit of tackle to try 🙂
Stopped off at the petrol station along the way for supplies and of course the legendary Chicken Franck Sandwich (every fisherman should consume one in their lifetime )and then back on the road to the fishing grounds.
A good few years since ive been here to fly fish and quite a bit has changed with respect to the entry points to the flats. Used to be able to drive my car right up and walk a few hundred yards. Now you need to pull up quite far away and walk a food 25-30 mins to the flats. But like i said, aint no stopping me with new tackle to try and this place has a special place in my heart. Have caught good fish here in the past and a good variety to from queens, to breams to milk fish.
Extremely quite when i arrived and begun the walk around to the flats, set up with a floating line at first and a red and white clouser.
Nothing doing after 35 mins so changed onto a blue and white clouser and had some takes from needle fish (the rats of the ocean…). Eventually hooking and landing this little fellow which i put back safe and sound to annoy me another day…
Lots of Flamingos feeding and wading in the background made for a pleasant view and the rain did actually hold off for the 3 hours i was there but sadly the winds did not.
In the end id tested the rod and reel and was satisfied id had my fishing fix for the day. Lunch was planned in Dubai in the afternoon so packed up and drove home for some bacon butties and a cup of the tea with the wife 🙂
Tight lines and Fish On!