We spent yesterday afternoon down at Brighton marina potting around on the boat making sure all was tip top for tomorrow’s winter cod fishing trip. We headed home after getting battered by the wind changing the warp on the anchor chain but with the job done headed home.
After listening to the wind and the waves crashing on the beach last night we were thinking that we might not get out at all today. It was a matter of hoping that the forecast was right and that all would be calm by morning.
The weather was in the end very pleasant as the rain stayed away and the winds were very light. Everyone on board was in good cheer and enjoying being out at sea together.
It was 11am before the tide got going and so all was quiet for the first couple of hours.
The crew today were using a mixture of bait, which included squid, cuttle and worm, and although the fishing was slow today in comparison to how it has been over the last couple of weeks, during the afternoon we started to see a few bites.
Three good-sized cod were caught up to 11lb. There was also a good number of good sized whiting.
The weather is looking like it is going to stay settled for the whole of this weekend so we will be back out tomorrow with a new crew and chasing those cod down once again.