Mark, Yoshi, Terry and his lad Ollie were out with me for the first sailing of the day. And it has to be said, perhaps the best sailing of the past ten. But even here, it was one mark which saved the day. And it was a long way west, and a long way into the session before we finally found what I would describe as good bass fishing. And it lasted only until a catamaran out of the River Adur came and scared the shoal away, drifting the 30’ of water with both big diesel engines running.
I quite hoped the same mark would save the 2nd session. However, a brisk Easterly wind meant we were trapped close to shore for much of the session, with just a single schoolie close to the marina. I was marking fish, but they simply would not open their mouths. Quite possibly pre-occupied with crabs, as there is a velvet peel happening at the moment. But sadly, despite eventually managing to get to that spot as the wind abated during the session, it really was not to be. With just a single schoolie at the time up point, I did not hesitate to cancel the final session, due to lack of fish.
I type this from an Easyjet flight to Prague. I did manage to pop out onto the west wall of the marina earlier, and was greeted with the best clarity since the may rot began back in March. Typical. However, I do expect the clarity to be perfect when I return in eight days time. And with it, the bait fish should head inshore, and the fishing should step up a few notches, including the fly fishing. I hope to be sailing from the 22nd May, and am happy to be taking bookings for then onwards. 07970 112774 to get on board.