Have just returned from another 70 hour trip, we where working about 155 miles east of Whitby over the weekend and again it seams as if the people who keep telling us that money cannot bye you happiness (and plenty of cod) obviously don’t know where to shop.
Every wreck that we visited (about 5 per day) produced some of the best quality cod that I think I have ever seen.
The fish where of exceptional quality, well fed on small crabs and small fish.
There was one wreck where the fish was a little oily as the fish had been feeding on sprats.
11 anglers managed to catch (between them) a total of 80 stones of cod fillets.
there was not a fish below 5lbs caught the majority of fish was between 12 and 16 lbs with quite a few between 16lb and 20 lb with the best fish (again) going to graham Daniels (Walcott) it weighed in at 23lb cod. So to go with his 33lb cod off a trip a few months back ended a good year for him.
One wreck alone produced 65 stone of fish in about three hours fishing.
I have attached a small photo that I took on my mobile phone of a few of the fillets as I unloaded them out of the chiller this morning.
I know that Michel took the time out this morning to take a few shots of the fillets and the anglers and hopefully they will be produced on our web site as soon as she gets it sorted.
Well done graham and Carl and the rest of the lads that made this last long trip (70 hour plus) of the season a great way to end the season on.
We never fished in more than 18 metres of water every body working light gear. Fantastic sport and a great way of supplying your family with all the fish they are going to want till next year.
Bye the way we did not see a commercial fishing boat all trip, not until we got back to within five miles of Whitby and then there was only a couple fishing on the herring marks.
I asked the anglers on board there thoughts on catch and release; they said that they do that sort of thing when they go course fishing.
How much per head did the anglers pay you for this 70 hour trip if you dont mind me asking?