Off sea fishing after a 40 yr break !
Sailing out of Liverpool in two weeks on the good ship Discovery !
Wish me luck ! ?
The last time I went sea fishing was two summers ago when I sailed out of New England Bay CC site, Scotland on board the self propelled inflatable kayak Sevylor, hunting down Mackerel for the Cadac.
It was a pretty successful trip too, with the catch cooking within 10 minutes of getting back to the beach.
It was a bit breezy, blowing the kayak along sideways and I had a bit of a hairy moment when I thought I'd snagged the bottom, bending my rod double and turning the kayak through 180 degrees against the wind.
I couldn't paddle to release the snag while hanging on to my rod and while I waited for the line to snap, there was a hard knock through the line, followed by a couple more, which is when I realised I wasn't snagged, but had something big on.
I slowly got a couple of metres of line in before it snapped and with hindsight, I don't know how I would have coped with anything big enough to turn my kayak and several stone of me around in the water