The forecast was much calmer than last week and i fancied my chances at getting Andrew hooked into some hard fighting Pollack. We had struggled to even get a rod in the water last week with the rough conditions but things were looking much better. Little wind forecast and only a drop of swell. The sun was out too!
Time to try and haul the anchor......snagged....absolutely solid. Bugger. I paddled uptide to try and break out the cable tie weak link but couldn't get up enough momentum to break it out. Andrew come alongside and we pulled as hard as we could. Nope. We stayed put and carried on fishing. It was quiet. 10 minutes later i was bored. That anchor is either coming up or I'm cutting it free. I pulled as much as possible but still solid, passed the anchor line to Andrew....pop...out it comes! (i loosened it first!). Up comes the anchor and time to find some new ground.
Mackerel were scarce but every so often we would paddle over a shoal....
Andrew was first in. Rod bent over, fish taking line. This looked a half decent one! He was giving it stick and the fish was giving it him back! Eventually he got the better of it and pulled his biggest kayak fish to date onboard... A Pollack around the 6lb mark