When the Fishing's Hard .....Aqua Soaka to .......the Rescue
By Marty – Columnist & product tester for Fishing & Outdoors Newspaper
So here I am parked up on my favourite spot for the third night in a row trying to get a feed and nothing seems to be working, when the fish should have been biting.
I recall some fancy sinkers or as they’re called, “Aqua Soaka’s”.
I checked I had tide and current right, then I tried bait for a couple of hours with my usual lead sinkers …No joy there! Bloody trawlers must have sneaked in, the bastards!
So here I am no fish, bloody hungry for a feed, and getting grumpy.
It took me a while to stick on these soaka things, but finally on they go. - I’m sitting there thinking, “Must be cracking up something serious, at sucking me in”. When, Whammo ! My bloody line takes off !!!
After four fish in the bin I’m taking a queue from DoC and saying that there have to be ten other reasons why the fish weren’t taking my bait, yet hooked up with these flash gadgets on. Surely they’re not that bloody good, it must have been a fluke. Bugger me, my bait, berley, nothing attracted the fish, yet as soon as I put down one of these fancy Aqua Soaka’s …. Boom !!!
So back at the barn filleting fish with a cold bevy close by, not in the slightest bit convinced these things worked, I was sure that something unexplainable had changed things.
So I put a plan together for the next afternoon……..
Now this is my favourite secret spot, it rarely let’s me down, the moon, the clouds and everything else, current, tide, late evening, everything was right…. but the fish were not biting. Yet I put on one of these Soaka’s and I get smashed, filled up the bin! I can stop moaning about being hungry, yet I’m a bit confused as to why these things work so well. Nothing’s that bloody good surely, or is it?
If I had a phone I’d ring this dude, and ask him a few scientific questions and congratulate him as well.
You can read the full article MARCH 2015 ISSUE Page 5 at :- http://fishingoutdoors.org/read-online.html