so woke up at the absolute crack of dawn to catch an hour of the sweeping tide. That’s a trick that most wont tell you, but worth knowing, as the tide heads towards high tide, the fish start to make their way inwards to try to be the first when the tide gets to full height.
So always catch the tide an hour before and then two hours when peaked.
Anyway, caught four gurnard, 1 red, 3 gray. Couple of pollock, 5 unmentionables, a cod, 3 haddock and a few strings of mackerel, most of which I gave to my mate to turn into pâté.
Kept a few for the smoker, smoked mackerel salad is beautiful. Interesting that investing just three hours has given me the base for about sixteen meals. I don’t understand why people move away from the coast when the sea’s bounty basically just provides free food all year round.