7th May 2010
Todays trip was a wreck fishing trip and the crew was made up of individual anglers. Conditions were perfect for motoring offshore but the fishing was going to prove to be far from perfect drifting the wrecks today. Despite locating a bounty of pollack getting them to bite was proving to hard work.
After the first couple of hours drifting the wrecks only producing one decent sized Pollack and a few other bits and pieces everyone decided to move inshore onto the ground. This proved to be a good move as it seemed that all the skippers who were out today were finding that they were having the same problem getting the Pollack to show any interest in the lures. Once on the ground everyone on board was soon into fish of various types. With a good number of Mackerel being caught it was time to use some of this nice fresh bait and see what else was out there.
The day ended with the boat seeing Pollack, Mackerel, Gurnards, Dogfish, Dabs and Smoothhounds coming aboard.
8th May 2010
Today fished about as well as yesterday. Plenty of fish were caught but still not catching the numbers of Pollack that we would expect to be catching at this time, although this nice Pollack was caught by one crew member.
Freshly caught Mackerel was again used as bait and it produced a couple of small Smoothhounds and lots more of the usual fish found on the ground during May. Today also saw the first garfish of the year for Grey Viking.
Due to being on my Sea Survival course I was not on board to take the usual photos and gather all the details of the trip in order to write a more detailed report. Having now completed all my courses I look forward to bringing you more of the usual stories of whats happening out at sea with our fishing trips.