Dan and I could not resist the combination of a small tide and good forecast to try anchoring a wreck on Sunday
Rowing out to the boat at 0700 there was no wind and a flat calm, fully loaded and off we go. the usual call on channel 6 gave us a brief chat to Martin on Madness looking for bait fish.
Passing the chains we go up to 20 knots to the chosen mark, after recent trips I decided to not even try for mackerel, we would use frozen and catch some pout at the wreck.
On the ebbing tide we were soon at the wreck. Big anchor down and settle on the tide. According to No 2 son I got lucky, we were 57 meters in front of the wreck in 40 metres of water.
a couple of baits down on 12 oz leads, and we wait!!
😀😀 Fish on.
That was the start of a busy session on the increasing ebb tide, mainly conger and one stroppy Tope.
Baited feathers kept us supplied with poor cod and pout for bait and occasionally we got up to 2 rods each. 😎
The small tide meant that we could fish through, but did go up to our largest leads for about an hour [1 rod out each and Bacon Butties on]
As slack water approached so did a Swanage diving boat called "Wight Spirit"
The skipper asked me to call him on 6, "here we go" says Dan [remembering some history with dive boats]
He asked me what our intentions were, when I told him we were going to re anchor for the flood, he asked if he could put divers down on slack.
after I told him that it would ruin our fishing he moved off to another wreck close by, what a nice skipper, Many thanks
we moved a little early and it took a while for the flood to start, no problem as we were now getting lots of medium size Tope.
Just as the Lasagne was cooked and ready to eat, we swung into place and the congers started to feed again, catching and T barring weighty fish off, while trying to eat our late lunch is just the sort of Multi tasking we like. 😍
No monsters this time, the only one weighed went to 39lb in the net, allowing 2lb for the net, its a 92% specimen. But my god did it make a mess of the boat. It reminds us why we usually leave them outside of the boat.
We had at least 10 eels each averaging 25/30 and half as many Tope that were a little smaller.
Nice warm day with a dropping warm wind
Just my sort of day.😍😎