Very sorry for no blog update yesterday but we have not seen a fish for two days, just lot’s of bycatch. Needless to say, the disco on the Viking was THE place to be with moi as the DJ spinning all the party favs.
Iron Chef Billy has been producing some amazing meals in the Viking Stadium, last night was a seafood feast starting with red emperor in tempura batter, closely followed by coral trout in a white wine and mango sauce, then, with all patrons satisfied, the job fish went out the window!
Previously, Billy’s Bistro has seen us eating rack of lamb, rib eye steaks and chicken pasta while the Deckies Deli has been producing some delightful lunches with BLT’s and roast beef and camberbert wraps to name a couple.
The bar has been keeping the drinks icy with liquor serving laws being abandoned – last drinks are when the Client says so or when she’s gone over the side – guess what’s first!!!
After a noice cooked breaky we’ll be heading out again to try and find the big girls, or any Mmmmm would be good – but please, no more Mahi Mahi.
Hopefully next report will be reporting fish – till then.
Little bit of wind last night up to 45 knot, kept me and and my crew on rotation for anchor watch, we have managed to keep in frount in the Lizard Tournament, after a 2 fish day yesterday, and winning another daily.
2 days to go and with some very good Captains in contention it will be a typical Case of its never over till the fat lady sings, My crew are doing a excellent job in harsh Conditions, new green Horn Hoggy is the best I have had for a long time, and long time friend and crewmen Wazza is one of the longest serving still in the industry is as always amazing, in more ways than one.
Another good day on the bank for Big Fish. We let go a solid 850lber and also hooked up on a fish that angler Terry and crew wanted to put in the Boat. Than a Bazzare thing happened we were about to grab the Leader when one of the following Male fish got the line caught in its mouth and started jumping next to the boat and got caught up in the whole program breaking our attachment to a donkey of a fish. The small fish was released while caught up in the line and leader. And the Big girl owed it’s male partner a big thankyou. In my 25 years up hear I have never seen anything like it .
Sorry about promised Pictures, put having trouble with the bloody computer,
Yesterday started with New American Clients for 7 Days working off the Mothership Alantic Princess, glamour, great day good weather for a change and on his first day Terry Caught a cracker, Knocking at the door one could say, we had 2 other bites on small fish But hooked the big one late, came in behind the reef at night with everyone on a high. Their has been some other nice ones also caught recently from Moana, Little Audry, and Iona 11, all on Linden Bank.
Well the reef is doing what it is famous for, producing big fish, already their has been some giants released, up and over the Magic thousand lb mark, I started regular client the infamous Paul kelly yesterday and we had a cracker 2 hour session as soon as we put the baits in the water. Tagging 4 Black marlin to 350lb. marked the big girl but she did not interupt her smaller friends from their feasting. A lot of fish now are starting to arrive and it will be a big season