Early start up at 3am loads of coffee and a shower. We left at 04:30 so we could squeeze a hour feathering on the breakwater in before we set off on My Way for an epic adventure. Weather was just perfect warm , sunny , and a faint breath of wind ….fantastic!
Managed 1 small mackerel on the feathers but was itching to get out on the water so my mind wasn’t really in it. So time to get out on my way a boat with a well deserved reputation for quality fish. First few hours was on the drift inshore with lots of sport form Pollock , cuckoo , ballan and a few other species with Gethyn Owen top skipper and host keeping us supplied with plenty of brews and snacks.
We then headed out to a wreck for a few drifts for some bigger Pollock unfortunately they didn’t play ball. Skipper had a suspicion this was because there was some toothy critters forcing them into hiding.. So anchor down and big fish baits on! Great call as 20min or so later the bites started.
For me personally this consisted of dragging double headers of doggy up through 180ft of water haha but it wasn’t long before I got a real bite and then one hell of a scrap on the 12lb class greys rod paired with a Penn fathom reel and braid (all supplied by skipper) a lovely spurdog a first for me 13lb 6oz and one happy angler then a nice little tope a pb for me.
What a day!… But tides turn and things change.. So anchor up and back inshore with the best butty ever (true story) few more drifts produced loads more fish including another new species for me a small coal fish …nice 2 new species and 3 PB’s that’s.
Amazing! After that it was off looking for hound sadly wasn’t my day for hounds but a few got landed so happy for them lads and I wasn’t too disappointed (how could I be) so all in all 1 to remember.
Thanks to all the lads on board for making it such a laugh big thanks to Jonathan Hudd for the lift and really big thanks to top bloke and Skipper gethyn nice one mate but you still owe me a huss haha
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More photos in Gallery 205