Just Ashley out with me first sailing, and it was looking like a repeat of the previous day for the first hour and a half. People often comment that they see me tearing around out there. This is all part of why BIF1 is succesful. I know what I am looking for, and if after ten minutes I havent found it, I have to move on. I have just three hours to show my crew a good time with fish. No point hanging around on spots where fish are not marking. And this is how this session went.
However, when we did find the fish, we were able to drift them time and time again, and happily the action was steady with fish to 5lb. Good sport. Summer sport. So, when we went in and picked up Simon, I repeated the morning routine. This time it was just the 3rd spot, barren on the flood, that now had a good shoal in residence. So, longer on them, which resulted in more fish boated, again to 5lb.
3rd sailing, I had a bunch of lads from Denmark on board. Some tuition was required, on a sea that was becoming ever bouncier on a freshening SW wind. I did splash us out to where we had been happily bassing before, but fish were not there, and after an hour, I had to abandon the trip as the swells were just making it a bit impossible for my less experienced anglers to have much chance of a result.