What a glorious day to be heading out of Brighton Marina for a days fishing. The sun shining and the flattest sea we have seen for ages. After the gale force winds that saw the Easter holiday blown out and the stressful trip of two days ago that saw one of our crew taken very ill we were all looking forward to enjoying the weather and the fishing.
Today we have a crew made up of individuals and we ended up with only 6 aboard as 3 forgot they had booked and our good friend Nick had slept through the alarm.
The crew today were David, Clive, Dean, Darren Marcin and Arkadiusz.
We headed out in search of Pollack and Cod on the wrecks and steamed out for around 1 hour 40 minutes on a sea as smooth as silk with the tide pushing us along. It was a glorious trip out at around 15 knots allowing time for all to prepare all the gear, have a good old natter and also enjoy some time just to relax and enjoy being out on the boat.
On approach to our chosen wreck it was obvious that we were not the only ones taking advantage of the glorious weather, but we found ourselves a spot and the shout went up to get fishing.
Lines down and we didn’t have to wait long before the bites started. Clive kicked us off with the first fish – a very nice Pollack swiftly followed by David and myself bringing in a couple of very nice Cod.
More Pollack followed again Clive was in the fish and David was not far behind him. Not to be left behind I also hauled one in.
Another fish followed and it was yet another Pollack for Clive. Either he had chosen the perfect spot on the boat or he had stepped in the jam pot at breakfast.
The day was off to a good start but it was interrupted by a quiet period with the fish showing in plenty on the sounder but not wanting to bite. This was the perfect time to move onto another wreck and we visited a couple more before we found another wreck where the fish were interested in the lures we were dangling in front of there noses.
We were soon busy again bringing in fish with more Pollack finding Clive’s lure and a smashing Cod being reeled in by Marcin.
Arkadiusz caught a cracking Pout and Darren also landed a nice Pollack.
Dean at this point was getting some stick, as he was the only one on board who had not yet caught a fish despite having had some bites and losing one. The day was not about to end in a blank for anyone though and despite it being time to head for home it seemed that we were about to get a flurry of bites and so we decided that we would stay out for a while longer.
Dean used this time well and landed the biggest cod of the day and to put the icing on the cake also landed a decent Pollack. Well done Dean and 2 nice fish to catch on your birthday.
Before we started for home Arkandiusz also landed another Cod.
Today’s catch was made up of 18 Pollack, 7 Cod and 2 Pouting. No monsters but plenty of double figure fish all in wonderful condition.
Well done to all the crew and thank you all for a lovely day out.