As stated on previous reports, the windy weather has played havoc with the catching of larger fishes, mainly due to the fact the we do not wish the boat to go out too far and make the trip uncomfortable for the passengers. So it was staying nearer to calmer waters for the day and although we did not get a hit on the big rods we did land a huge amount of smaller varieties such as snapper and grouper etc. Personally I prefer these to eat as against the larger fish.
Paul, Sean, Neil and Bradley enjoy their day out at sea.
I guess that we must have caught about 25 to 30 kilos, some of which we gave to the boat crew and others we shared out for the two families on board and me to take to our sponsors for their staff. My freezer is quite full at present.
I was very pleasantly surprised at how the two young boys knew what they were doing and they contributed greatly to the total catch. Even baiting the hooks and taking the fish off as well. Not bad for 6 and 7 years old!
About 4.00 p.m. the men and the boys stated that it was time for a couple of beers back on terra firma (for the men that is) before taking the catch home to the ladies.
The next possible trip will be either the 25th or 26th August and then into September. If anyone is interested please call me (Mike) on 087 091 7565. It really is a great day out on the ocean!