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As soon as I arrived at the boat, I realised it was to be a very different tide. A shoal of whitebait sat fighting the new flood rushing in to fill the marina, waiting for goodies to be bought to them. The air was less aggressive, and with lighter winds, the feel was m...

Out with regular Richard (not a reflection on his diet habits necessarily... ) and new to BIF1 Steven. And in a word, what a stinker of a trip. Which was a real shame as I was expecting much better. Happily no blanks, but on a truly sterile tide, just two whiting, mayb...

Two sailings today. First one, out with regulars Mark and Damo, and new to BIF1 Dan. After the previous quiet tide, I was a bit anxious. But it was obvious it was again a fishy day, with instant bait shoals on the sounder as we left the marina and endless gannets cruis...

Such a very different tide today. Not the routines, which remain pretty much the same.  But today, thank goodness for bass. Only maybe 15 of them between Mark, Damo, Jon and Benny, but thats at least some action. Otherwise, just bits and pieces. A single pout, half a d...

Out with Stan and Gary for just the single sailing. Strangely, both guys have been trying to get out on BIF1 for a while, but either weather or work prevented it. And then both for their first time, at possibly the worst time of the year... Funny old world. I was hopin...

Out with regulars John, Armando and Ian for a single sailing, with the last of the ebb tide. I was quite optimistic to find herrings, and bass. But actually, it turned into an 8 species day. It began with a trickle of herrings, and a few schoolies. A jump further west...

Out with regular Richard, and new to BIF1 Scott, Georgio and Paul. Another hunt. There will be an element of repetition in any of the current blog entries, as we will pretty much be doing the same thing most days. The only thing that will vary, will be the balance of t...

Another single sailing, the first of a brand new year. So of course I take this opportunity to wish all friends, and clients, of my tin-pot operation, a very happy new year. The passing of time is a fascinating thing for me. I made my fiftieth year in 2018. I feel the...

Just a single sailing today with David and his grandson James on board. With the fishing now officially harder, the standard rig becomes one for scratching up anything. A great rig for this, is an HTO frolic, with a string of size 6 HTO white feathers above. This will...

Out with Mark, Damo and Garry once more. Forecast was for the wind to increase later in the day, and it did seem that this forecast was accurate, with the wind and the swells increasing all the time we were out there. The fishing, was reasonable. At this time of year,...

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