Thursday, December 15, 2005

Gone Fishing

I spent a very enjoyable day sea fishing on Thursday - took the day off work and left the house at 5:30am, armed with sandwiches towels and a big tub of factor 30 suncream.

It was blisteringly hot, and four of us left Toronto at 6am after booking the main Swansea swingbridge to be opened at 7am. We finally anchored about 18 kilometres from shore and spent all day pulling in nanoguys and snappers.

It wasn't too choppy, but I still had a moment when I was a little "ill" over the side of the boat much to everyone else's amusement. The smell of diesel, prawns, squid and cigarette smoke couldn't have helped, nor the fact that it was 35 degrees with a nice big swell in the sea...

My sandwiches didn't look too appealing but luckily the sea got a little calmer in the afternoon so after tucking in it was back to studying the fish radar (!) to see where the shoals were hiding. We anchored over an old boat wreck where the water was about 100 metres deep, and at one stage we were hauling in fish every cast!

By the time we got back we were all exhausted, but not too tired to put the BBQ on. After doing the hunter-gatherer bit, I then finished off the evening by cooking the snapper in foil with lemon juice. Superb...

Bathtime was a perfect end to the day - kebabs and beer too !!

Gina spoils me sometimes....

1 comments - click here to leave your comment:

  1. Glad you enjoyed the fishing. Are you sure you've got enough bubbles.