I was beginning to think the swell was going to put an end to the prospect of getting onto the water.....a quick think and we decided to have one last try at a sheltered spot a couple of miles away, the fishing wouldn't be great but i just wanted to make the most of the summery weather, get on the water and test my fish finder out!! We parked up 50 yards from the waters edge and was greeted by flat water with hardly a drop of swell rolling onto the beach....finally! The sun was out, not a breath of wind and the air was surprisingly warm.... I've been out in colder days in summer! Wetsuits on, kayaks loaded and we were ready to launch.
We paddled for about a mile up the coast and i got to grips with the Lowrance 4x DSI controls - initial thoughts.....what a fantastic piece of kit! I was paddling past buoys and could clearly see the rope hanging beneath and the line of pots between them. Rough ground was fairly easy to distinguish from the sand (a lost set of gear confirmed this!!) and small reefs and rocks were clearly shown on the colour display. A few small shoals of fish were seen off bottom, most probably small whiting. I look forward to putting it to good use on my regular kayaking spots!