World Sea Fishing Forums banner
1 - 20 of 21 Posts

Registered
Joined
2,011 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Went out on the boat on Sunday with my dad, only a mile or two off Herne Bay and it was a fairly strong NW blowing through. In the 1st 15 minutes I'd landed about a dozen micro ting so scaled up the baits and hooks. After yet more ting a couple of welcome codlets arrived with some dogs too.
Then, after about an hour we watched as a nearby boat went along pulling in nets stuffed with rays but just as it left my dads rod bent over and yes! He was into one, unusually he lost it as a result of a broken hook and half hour later lost another which seemingly just let go. This is all very unlike my dad!
Soon after all this I had a decent pull and welcomed into the boat the first of four rays for me at around the 8lb mark. The second was a smaller male at about 5lb and the third smaller still which was returned. My last however weighed in at a healthy 10.58lbs, which is my first double figure fish and (obviously) a PB!
A really good day out with a final (sizeable) tally of 3 skate, 2 dogs and 2 ting for me and 1 skate, 2 dogs for my dad!
At last, I beat the old guy! :clap2::clap:
 

Attachments

Registered
Joined
8,340 Posts
Well done there nice brace of ray's ,bet its that dam trawler that wipes all the rays out at minis bay every year you saw,can wait to get some ray action too windy for me last sunday with my small set up and not looking to good for this wk ends one either,grrr
 

Registered
Joined
832 Posts
Well done on the PB :victory:

Been looking at an OS map of the coast line today up around that part of Kent & may have a dabble at some shore marks.
 

Registered
Joined
2,011 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Good rays, looks like they've already made it to your avatar.:clap3:

JonD
They were actually from last year, not quite as big!
 

Registered
Joined
2,011 Posts
Discussion Starter · #14 ·
Well done on a productive trip...I've only eaten rays abroad, so how do you cook yours? Interested to know
Head, tail and guts out (obviously) and skin the wings, then I normally just put on a baking try with a lump of butter, cover in tin foil and in the oven for about half hour. Bit of black pepper or herbs an job done! Beautiful fish to eat although smooth hounds my favourite!!
 

Registered
Joined
2,011 Posts
Discussion Starter · #17 ·
Why not? It's gorgeous!! And other than the spine, there's no bones!!
 
1 - 20 of 21 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top