Sometimes you get up in the morning, look out of the window and you just know that you are going to have a good day. With another beautiful day forecast and the sea as flat as a sheet of glass we headed out from Brighton marina at 7.30am determined to find some good fish whilst out drifting the wrecks. We steamed out a couple of miles along the coast and turned the engines off and dropped over some feathers to pick up a few mackerel. With nothing much happening and no shoals showing on the sounder we soon decided to get moving. With the tide behind us we made good speed and time and were soon arriving at our chosen wreck.
With the last of the flood we set up the first drift, which didn’t produce any fish so lines up and time to go back round again. The fish were showing tight to the wreck and a large concentration on just one end. We kept the drifts shorter so we could stay in the hot spot!
Our youngest crew member David (14) got us off to a nice start with his first ever Pollack and he was thrilled when it weighed in at 10lb. Very well done David!
Before we had time to get David’s Pollack out of the net Tom was also playing a fish and the second Pollack of the day was landed this time weighing in at 8lb.
Westley was next with a Pollack a smaller fish but it gave a good fight before finally reaching the net.
Time for a change and on the next couple of drifts it was time for the Cod to make an appearance. Radek was the proud owner of the first a smashing looking fish of 12lb followed by David (9lb), Tom (12lb) and Pavel(9lb).
And so it continued. This was proving to a good day with some lovely fish being brought over the side in a nice steady flow up until just after lunchtime when things went quiet for an hour or so before picking up again and seeing another flurry of both Cod and Pollack being caught.
Young David was thrilled with catching the most fish today and he did extremely well. Well done again David and you will have to spend some time showing your dad how it’s done. 😮
A big “Thank You” to all of the crew who made the day very enjoyable. See you all again soon.