Saturday started well enough with three boats heading for wrecks 20 miles out, bait fishing went well in Swanage so off we go, trouble was it was a little breezy and the water was a bit coloured and nobody had a single fish.
Dave and I decided to anchor the deep gulley, I believe Dave and Mick struggled for bites but we seemed to get a few
Started with some Huss, best 9lb to Ian, then some Tope best 28lb to me.
We were just about to move to try and anchor a wreck and Dave was pulling his anchor to come over when I had another close encounter with the Poole Bay Monster on my tope rig. looking down I could see colour and thought it looked odd, then I realised a F~~~~ng big Porgie was swimming straight at the boat, she hovered alongside for a little while as I barked all sorts of instructions at my poor crew to fetch a camera wind up the lines etc etc, then she decided that she didn't like sunlight and set off for Portland. By the time 200 metres of braid was off the reel I decided to up the drag, but all that did was straighten a 6/0 hook.
I then got a bit focused an another go with some bigger hooks, so had to tell Dave I was staying put. we carried on catching plenty of Tope but the big fish did not return
Sorry if I messed up your plan Dave, but it was a very big Porgie, at least 8 feet long and I got a bit excited