I had been waiting for a weather window for weeks. No wind forecast, hardly a drop of swell but i would have to compromise.... it would be freezing cold! I was going regardless, it would be my only chance for a number of weeks as I'm back to Plymouth soon and the coursework will be heavy. A plan was forged. Simon, Laurence (and Nobby the dog!), Huw and myself would be trying a spot of reef fishing to see if the Pollack and Cod were feeding......
I left home at 8am and the car was telling me -4°C. A few miles down the road it had rose to -2°C.... half as cold.... who am i kidding, the celsius temperature scale has a false zero so in true terms the temperature had risen from 269.15K to a measly 271.15K. K being Kelvin the international standard unit of temperature.
Drop the baits down again, instant snag.... this wasn't going well. I managed to snap out and began winding the slack in.... BANG! The rod bent over and line started pulling off the reel.... well i hadn't lost all the rig then! A few sharp fast runs before a half decent Pollack of around 6lb came aboard the kayak
It was nice to get out for a paddle in the sun even though it was cold. The few fish that turned up made it all worthwhile. It was great to meet Laurence, and to fish with Simon and Huw again. We will get amongst the big fish next year! Thats my last session for 2014. Its been a cracking year.... here is hoping 2015 is just as good!
I had promised a friend some fresh fish so the Pollack and Cod came home. They produced about 5lb of fillets between them... not bad at all.