Well it was nice to be out again!
Plans for winter fishing fell by the wayside with lots of work on in November/December, family visiting us for Christmas, a trip back to UK over New Year, a horrible bout of flu and finally storms ... a whole succession of them culminating in "Imogen" that saw 8 - 9m swells running into Dunmanus Bay at the worst.
As soon as it abated I was out onto one our local piers. Imogen had ripped off a bench seat previously fastened down with four six inch bolts into the concrete! It was much more benign now with everything looking perfect but sadly not a bite to welcome my return ... large baits and small baits alike came back untouched.