Grey Viking II was on a mission to catch Bream today, and it all came together with a good haul of 41 Bream and out biggest of the year so far at 4lb 8oz. We were out with one of our regular crews (Mr Hirose) and today the target species was Bream. It was an early kick and we were down in the marina at 6.00am. With the crew all arriving in good time and eager to go fishing we were underway before 7.15am. We stopped on the way to feather up some Mackerel on our way to the reef and found that they were easy pickings. No sooner were the feathers lowered and they were returning to the surface with some really good sized and quality Mackerel hanging from them. There was no need to stop for long as we soon had plenty so the engines started and we on our way again. The first drop produced our first Bream. This was the first of many more to come.
The morning saw Bream being netted just a few here and there. A Pollack was also caught along with Wrasse and Pouting. Then things started to slow a little as we approached lunchtime and with our fish count (Bream) at only half a dozen everyone stopped for another bite to eat.
It was after lunch that the fish really start to bite. The net was busy for the rest of the day. The crew landed some lovely fish of around the 3lb mark but the winning fish of the day was this fantastic 4lb 8oz Bream.
4 lb 8oz Bream
Todays fish count was 41 Bream, 2 Pollack, 2 Garfish, 1 Cuckoo Wrasse, numerous Ballan Wrasse, Pouting and more Mackerel than I care to count.
Here are a few more pictures of some of the fine fish that were caught today.
A great day – Well done guys!