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debbie

mackeral fishing

AT LAST I have persuaded someone to come mackeral fishing with me so we are off for an hour and half fishing off the coast of ilfracombe tomorrow at 10am.  Next time its 4 hours deep sea fishing from the same place Am desperately trying not to count my fish before they are landed by resisting the erge to sort the smoker out in readiness:cred:
horace

Best of luck hope the weather,s kind to you  
debbie

thanks Horace.  i am dead excited about it.  loads of people will go beach fishing (which I am not so keen on) but not many want to go out on a boat for some reason. £12.50 for the hour and half and £30 for 4 hours deep sea which I didn't think was too bad - the deep sea will have to wait for my friend Andy's next visit though
Mo

You shall have a fishy on a little dishy...
Have fun!
debbie

Mo wrote:
You shall have a fishy on a little dishy...
Have fun!


ooooo I hope so Mo I really hope so.
Woodsmoke

Hope you get the weather Debbie  

Must admit, there're fewer things in life more relaxing & enjoyable than pottering about for a few mackerel on a summers day

It's something I very seldom actually get to do, even though we're close to the sea. I really must do something about it  

Fingers crossed you have a great day  
lottie

debbie wrote:
 loads of people will go beach fishing (which I am not so keen on) but not many want to go out on a boat for some reason.

Probably because like me they can be sea sick on a pedalo---never mind going further out Hope you get loads of mackerel
Jonty

Tight lines Debbie - I bet you have dusted of the smoker anyway  A nod to the fishing gods never goes amiss   We had hot smoked mackerel tonight - can't beat it

One thing, take a rolling pin, nothing worse than being on a boat where they don't have a priest.  
debbie

had thought of that one Jonty - have the stone handle from my pestle (or is it the mortar) in my hand bag just in case (I am an odd person as I also have a small screw driver and socket set in my hand bag - but they are there all the time - well you never know )

Right, off now, be back after lunch to let you know how I got on
Jonty

debbie wrote:
pestle (or is it the mortar)


Good one - its pestle, think mortar board hat for the other.  The bowl of the hat......
debbie

well, had a fantastic time.  5 people on our boat but only one pollock caught between us.  sea was rough to say the least with a big swell and quite choppy so not ideal fishing conditions but was great fun all the same.  It was rough enough that you couldn't actually stand up without wedging yourself against the side rail.  Was interesting to say the least!  Good job Simon wasn't with me cos he would have thrown up as we left the harbout.  We tried three different spots but there was no doing unfortunately.  The boat was a new (well year old) cabin cruiser type thing with one hell of a turn of speed.  When we came back in the skipper put the throttle down and bounced across the waves and at times turning slightly into the them so that we got soaked.  It was brilliant fun and I can't wait to go again.  Next time its to be the 4 hour deep sea fishing I think or possibly even the day fishing off Lundy.  Hopefully a calm day and better luck though.  pardon the pun but i think I might be hooked on sea fishing    If ever any of you are in North Devon and fancy a bit of fishing I would definitely recommend this boat - I've got the number to book in advance if anyone needs it - they even charter out the whole boat if you want it.
Jonty

debbie wrote:
 If ever any of you are in North Devon and fancy a bit of fishing I would definitely recommend this boat - I've got the number to book in advance if anyone needs it - they even charter out the whole boat if you want it.


Do you have the number of any boat that manage more than one pollack per outing

Glad you had a good time, if we bagged up every time we went out it wouldn't be any fun eh.

You do know it's bad luck to say 'pig' on a boat don't you?  If the skipper asked you what you did for a living you could welll have jinxed the whole trip before you left harbour.
debbie

haha, a couple of friends went the week before and bagged 20 mackeral between them but it was a nice sunny calm day  Yes, probably did jinx the boat - probably just by being there TBH - one of the reasons I never back a horse - guaranteed to fall at the first fence.  will definitely be going again though

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