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Another tough day on the boat!

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Not too sure if its worth posting the bad trips but here goes anyway.

After two weeks wheeling and dealing trying to get an auxiliary motor for the strike liner i eventually managed to get out on 'sea trials' took a rod or two of course, just in case they'd come in handy:)

It was a bit choppy first thing with the tide racing through the 'roads' causing a fair swell, i managed to push through it but it was still uncomfortable on the other side so i decided to stay local and just fish around the islands.

There were stories of a few mackerel showing so i strung up some feathers and immediately caught three small mackerel and a small pollock on the first drop, then i caught absolutely nothing for a few hours, despite moving around a fair bit.

I eventually found a few fish on my LBF rod (lrf really but beefed up slightly for the boat) fishing a grass minnow i caught a few small pollock and a small codling (a first for me on that kit) that spot died so i started drifting with a string of small hokkais (12's) a few whiting and a tiny gurnard left me still wanting something to bend a rod, so i set up a light spinning rod and fished mackerel fillets on a 1/0 just trying to get bites a few more whiting and a couple of dogs finished the days catching. I did motor off along the coast set up a couple of rapala's to troll the 10'-20' contour in the vain hope of a Bass but no luck there!

At the end of the day the boat jumped off the trailer when it found a hole in the beach, damaging the centre metal strip on the hull, more work to do then!!!

Mind you the chance of another sea trial as well:clap2:

Water temps were well into the 11's and i spotted a pod of Dolphins so things are livening up:secret:
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Tie your boat to the trailor with a lorry strap, it wont go anywhere then, and thanks for the report.
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