The conditions were perfect on arrival at the launch spot and within an hour of parking up we had set up, launched and paddled out to the mark. The sea was glassy calm and the sun shone through thick haze. All was very quiet and calm. The tide was just starting to flood as i anchored up with Kieren tied off my bow. Big mackerel baits were lowered to the seabed below. Soon enough the usual dogfish were attacking the baits. A few dogfish later and Kieren hooked into something a bit different, a lovely Tub Gurnard. Dogfish followed more dogfish and after 30 minutes i suggested moving so we paddled 500 yards up the coast and dropped anchor again.
It was a very good decision.... within 15 minutes we both had Blonde Ray on our hooks! It amazes me how powerful they are and its a job to lever them from the bottom. After 10 minutes or so we both had 2 Blondes on the kayak in the 10-12lb range!
Some hard pulls of the rod tip and i hit into solid resistance followed by a powerful run..... this one felt bigger!