Today we have been fishing the reefs for Bream on one of our regular Friday individuals trips. The day started with persistent rain but this didn’t put a dampener on our spirits as we know that fishing for Bream on light tackle is always excellent sport. We used a running ledger with a 6 ft trace to a size 2 circle hook and used squid as bait.
By the time we reached our fishing mark the rain had stopped and we were even lucky enough to see the sun come out before the end of the day. The first fish of the day was this lovely Cuckoo Wrasse which was caught by Bjorn. Everyone took a moment to stop fishing and admire this one.
The usual flurry of Pouting was halted when Mick caught a Smoothhound.
It was then another half hour of Pouting and a couple of nice sized Ballan Wrasse before we saw the first Bream of the day. Bill kicked us off with the first but had already thrown it back before I had a chance to get a photo. A couple more were soon landed but this spot was proving to be a little to slow for us so we upped the anchor and made a move. This move proved to be a good one as on the new mark the Bream were coming in a nice steady stream. Most of them were a really nice size too at between 3 and 3 1/2 lb.
Mick with the biggest Bream of the day!
Nice Beam and Bream!
Ron Ron to do Ron Ron!
With a good haul of Bream and time ticking we started our way back to the marina with a stop of the way for some fresh Mackerel. Today saw the Mackerel caught easily which was great as they have been easy to find but difficult to catch the last couple of weeks with the clarity of the water being poor due to May bloom. Buckets were soon filled and a happy crew gutted, scaled and cleaned the fish on the way in.
We have again enjoyed the company of a lovely crew and thank you all for a lovely day out at sea.