Drifting the wrecks for Pollack
I say this for nearly every blog I write but I am going to say it again because its true – “what a great day we had!” We were out drifting the wrecks for Pollack with a crew made up of individuals and they were a smashing bunch of guys one of which I knew were going to be trouble from the outset. So he will be known for this blog as…….. Trouble!
He arrived with a large bag of sweeties, which I was offered throughout the day. Doing what every good girl shouldn’t do I accepted the sweeties and soon found out that it was to become the on going joke of the day – but that’s another story and one which will have to be told another time.
Those of you who read my blog will remember this chap from a trip just the other week. Today Bob came along with a friend Justin who was out sea fishing for the first time.
Once again glorious sunshine and not a breathe of wind. A sea which was perfectly flat and a couple of pairs of legs which looked like they had been let out for the first time this year – not that I was looking of course!
The morning was tough going and it was after visiting several wrecks and a dozen changes of lure before we saw our first Pollack. It was quickly unhooked and thrown to the deck as now the fish were biting no time was going to be wasted and it was back down with the lure.
The proud owner of this fish was “Trouble” ……. Read on….
A few pouting had been caught and this second Pollack wasn’t much bigger than they had been – but it was a first ever catch for Matt who was also out for his first time sea fishing.
We won’t mention the shirt again Matt!!! Well done.
Soon after it was Justin who like Matt out for the first time. He caught this lovely fish.
Justin also managed to catch a good amount of sun today, which greatly improved the white pins he had started the day with. (You will need to put some after sun on the back of your neck tonight though!)
Now lets get back to Trouble for a moment. His corner of the boat was filled with a lot of taps on the line and some monstrous bites. He had huge fish on and it was taking all his strength to play the first to the surface. With the camera at the ready on one side and the net at the ready on the other side we were holding our breathe in anticipation. Steady reeling was in order as this fish felt heavy!
This was the monster he landed.
Oh but the excitement didn’t stop there. On reaching the bottom he was in again. I couldn’t help but pull his leg on how this one was bound to be a pouting, but no this one was a lot heavier. With more huffing and puffing and what seemed like an endless wait for the fish to surface.
This is what he had.
A real whooper!
As you can see no one could be more delighted with this prize catch.
Next was this one, but what was to be the possibly the biggest fish of the day ended in disaster and left him feeling a little sore as it fell off the hook on the surface and was just out of the reach of the net as it floated for a second or two before diving back down to the wreck.
Matt thought he was into another fish several times before winding to the surface to find that all he had hooked was one of the other anglers, but his persistence paid off and he was soon showing off his second Pollack of the day.
Nice shirt by the way!
Mark was the proud owner of the biggest fish of the day with this beauty.
Then on the next drift caught this one.
We saw quite a few more smaller fish were caught and we lost some good fish when a few good bites fell of the hook before reaching the surface. After a few more tangles and a lot more giggles Bob, took the prize for the final Pollack of the day.
Well Done Bob!
Time to head for home so everyone got their gear put away on the way back to marina. All the fish were washed, gutted and bagged up leaving everyone a chance to have a good old natter and enjoy the sunshine.
See you all again soon for another fun filled day.