Well after being out all day yesterday it was a struggle to get out of bed at 5.00am this morning, but a day out at sea is not to be missed and today we have a full crew made up mainly of guys who want to go sea fishing for the first time.
Shaking away the sleepy head we got ready to leave for the marina. With everyone arriving in good time we spent some time helping the crew get the end tackle they needed from the Tackle Box and got everyone set up with feathers as the first stop was going to be to catch some mackerel or should I say that was the plan.
We did make a stop were we had picked up a lot of Mackerel just last night but this morning there was non to be seen so without wasting too much time it was full steam ahead and making way to our first mark of the day.
Once again we were met with a barren land, a quick drift over the wreck showed us that is was not worth hanging around so again we moved on.
Mark number two and we had found fish but the water was murky and the fish weren’t interested in taking lures – if they could see them that is!
So ……… you guessed it, we were off there was no point hanging around.
Finally on the next mark and just when we were starting to wonder if we were ever going to see a fish the lines started twitching.
Bob got us kicked off with a Pollack, not a huge one but it was a fish and we all know that after a period of no action that first catch spurs the rest of the crew on and determined to be the next one needing the net.
Thanks for getting us started Bob.
This was followed by quite a flurry of action, which saw Pouting, Mackerel and Cod making an appearance. Bob was delighted with his Cod.
Nice one Barry!
With more Pollack and Cod being landed the day was getting better, even the sun shone down on us for the last part of the trip.
At this point I should also mention that our youngest crew member who was out on his first ever sea fishing trip was also feeling better after suffering for most of the day from sea sickness. Aaron you were a real star today and smiled through it all. Well done. We hope it hasn’t put you off your dinner or fishing.
Almost time to head for home we made another stop not far from the marina for one last go with the feathers. There is nothing better than taking them home freshly caught at the end of the day.
Everyone today (well accept poor Aaron) bagged fish. The day started slow but we all had an enjoyable day out. Well done!