The hottest day of the year so far and the crew today wanted a Bream fishing trip. Despite not being the most perfect tide for it, we have been hearing that at long last the Bream are starting to show and are being caught even though they are not yet in massive numbers. This was to be our first Bream trip of the year and so we were down the marina early in order to change the anchor and get an early start.
Leaving not long after 7.00am we headed west. The crew today were Mr Hirose’s group and I am not going to embarrass myself by trying to remember and miss spell anyone’s name.
We enjoyed a lovely motor out and made good speed at around 14 knots. Perfect timing and just as we were ready to drop the anchor Mr Hirose who has his own Japanese restaurant appeared in the wheelhouse with this wonderful feast for us.
Absolutely fantastic “Thank you Mr Hirose!”
As soon as the anchor was set and the food eaten it was time to get on with the fishing and we didn’t have to wait long before we saw our first fish.
To start with the crew were into Wrasse, Pouting, Mackerel and Garfish but as soon as the tide started to get going up came the first Bream which was caught on a size 2 hook tipped with a piece of worm and squid.
This is what we had come out for and it was wonderful to see the first one lifted.
For the next couple of hours we had a nice steady stream of fish being caught and a good number of them Bream. The crew kindly invited me to get my rod out so I could try for my first Bream. Here are a few photos of some of the fish caught.
My first Bream and a really bad hair day!
The biggest Bream of the day was this one which just under 4lb.
A cracking Bream!
When the fishing on this mark started to slow down we upped the anchor and moved on to another. We fished here for about an hour, enjoyed some watermelon and caught a few more fish of which only one was a Bream.
It looked like the Bream fishing had dried up and so as fish was wanted for the table the crew asked us to find them some Mackerel. So we moved in closer to the marina where we stopped for the last hour to catch some Mackerel using feathers.
Again we have enjoyed a smashing day out with Mr Hirose’s crew and his fantastic food. We look forward to seeing you all again next month.