I decided to get a new tandem kayak - the RTM Ocean Duo Angler in Grey Storm. Despite wanting to get out on it for several weeks then weather had other plans, but this gave me chance to rig it ready for fishing. Finally a weather window on a Sunday arrived which would give me and Holly a chance to try it out. The plan was to fish Sennen - the venue where the Penzance Kayak Fishing Meet would be taking place in two weeks time in similar tidal conditions.
The tide was roaring through!
My Ugly Stik 6-12lb rod hooped over and line started to peel off the reel.....This was bigger! I stopped it as i felt it getting towards the bottom, it shook its head in disagreement and i started to gain some line. Its in midwater and then it makes another powerful run to the bottom. This time its tiring and i eventually tease it towards the surface. Peering over the edge of the kayak waiting to see it appear from the blue, a dark golden shape appears. Its a decent Pollack, but it sees the surface getting ever closer and dives again but before long its back at the surface. Gilled first time and tea for Hollys family is now sorted for several days!
It later weighed in at 9lb 6oz, my best of the year and my biggest kayak lure caught Pollack to date
The new tandem had done us well and caught us plenty of fish. I can see it finding us plenty more fish in the future too! We had a good few species between us and we hadn't really touched the clean ground on the flood we more could be had. Fingers crossed for good weather for the Penzance Meet, all is looking good for plenty of fish!