Carrying on from my last post here are more of the quality pollack we had that day and despite the cold it was one of the most productive trips we had enjoyed in a while. We decided at the start to use light tackle to give some sport and I think we lost about three fish down to tackle giving it up to the fish. Sea fishing is sport at the end of the day and it is good to fish within a range that if you get it wrong the fish wins.
Not a bad days work we kept these for the freezer and returned what we didn’t want to keep. All fish where taken on jelly worms, rattling shads, various styles of Portland eels drifting a couple of wrecks about 25 miles out. Weather really cold and sea state bumpy but when you’re into fish, all of you, per drift who cares if it’s a bit uncomfortable.
Early January and it’s -2 with wind chill to -8. It’s blowing and the sea state is bumpy to rough and three of us set out on our annual winter charter. Lousy day nearly cancelled trip because of snow in our area so wasn’t sure we would make it to Poole but we where so looking forward to this trip we went for it.
Glad we did too after 3 hours steaming to the wreck first drift we where all into fish and so it went on for nearly 2hours like that. A day to remember and a good catch too to bring home. Wreck fishing is hard work but the skipper Steve Porter gave us a How to fish lesson in wrecking and we where on to them big time