It was time for another Tope session. The weather was calm and swell was low so a launch on the north coast would be possible. It would be an early start but Rob was keen. It was a beautiful sunny morning as we set up our kayaks. Everything was looking good but we have found the Tope fishing to be hit or miss. Sometimes they just don't seem to be there. Fingers were firmly crossed they would be today!
10 minutes or so and i had a bite. This was a good sign! Soon enough it developed into a run and a Tope was on! It wasn't very big but gave a good account of itself. A small Tope of around 10-15lb was soon onboard, unhooked and released. That was a promising start. Another Mackerel was sent down and minutes later another run! Hell, this was looking very promising!
The hook was set and the fish powered off. This one was a bit bigger. They really do go well and several powerful runs later it started to get near the surface. I called Rob over to photograph the fish once i got it onboard. It was still going nuts beneath the kayak and then headed towards the surface straight for Rob and breached!! This Tope was mental! I finally got it beside the kayak and pulled it onboard. A respectable Tope of around 20lb.....
The reels were soon singing and rods bending. The rigs were getting wrecked and my arms were starting to ache! The Tope were feeding hard and the sun was shining.... This is why we go kayak fishing!