With the weather forecast predicting another fine day and mirror like seas we headed out again to the same wrecks we were fishing yesterday. Instead of sun we had clouds, instead of flat seas there was quite a swell and instead of the good fishing we experienced yesterday, today proved to be really hard work. With a bitter Easterly wind blowing and no tide running on our arrival we were not expecting to catch many fish for the first half hour or so but down went the lines for our first drift.
It was only a matter of 30 seconds before the first call for the net was heard and a lovely Cod of 10lb was netted. Well done Colin.
This was just the start that we all want on a days fishing. The next fish on board consisted of pouting, dabs, whiting and mackerel. We were all happy to see the mackerel as its a fish that everyone loves to catch. A great fish for the table, for bait and also for the fight they give considering their size. Mackerel also herald the start of the summer fishing season so we are always pleased to see the first ones caught after the winter season.
The quite period we expected followed and we waited for the tide to get going and the first signs of the Cod and Pollack really come on the feed. This didn’t happen and the fish finder was showing a lot less fish around than we had seen for the last couple of days so a move was in order and we set off for another close by wreck. This proved to be no better. Again the fish seemed to have just vanished over night. Whilst on the move to wreck number 3 we noticed that a couple of trawlers were working the area and so there was no point hanging around as the fish had been netted in this area. Moving a few miles in another direction we set up drift on another wreck which was alive with fish. A large selection of lures were being used today. Sidewinders, Shads, Feathers, Leadheads and Pirks etc but nothing was proving to be very successful today. To cut a long story short the fishing today was not producing the sort of fish we have been catching over the last couple of weeks but then that’s fishing and you some days are good others not so good. We had a few pleasing fish today but it was disappointing not to see more brought on board.