Todays fishing, was very poor. No way around it. It was not a completely sterile sea, as plenty of fish being marked. But what it was they all were feeding on, was not fish, and shads and surface lures struggled. I have seen this scenario early season with the micro fry, but by now takes should all be solid and with confidence. But today, they were shy, and not really into any feeding at all. Most strange.
First sailing, with David, Stewart, Brandon and Barry. Five bass. The only sizeable fish, a gurnard. No sign of coddies. Or really much at all, other than bass shoals that would not open their mouths.
2nd sailing, a repeat, but more bouncy. This one enjoyed by Joel, Jim, Mark and Danny. Six bass landed, just one for the table. And a return to port thirty minutes early, as sea conditions had got to the point where you didnt really have a clue what was going on at the other end of the line. Little point in trusting in lady luck for fish. There simply aren't enough left anymore for that technique to still be effective.
Third sailing abandoned to the forecast.