Sat 7th July 12
The weekend forecast looked decidedly dodgy but ‘Lucky Git’ still managed to get out both days. Mark Glynn had booked the boat for the first time and along with his dad Pat and mate Paul Smith. It was a bit choppy but there was no strong winds forecast and they stayed out all day. They lost a couple of decent fish before landing the fish Mark is holding.
Although Sunday’s forecast was similar it turned out to be a much better day with winds dropping right down in the middle of the day. Robertas and crew had an early start and found plenty of cod in the 3lb to 6lb rangeagain.
Sat 7th July 12
26 June 2012
After eight long months of suffering with both legs paralyzed John Lee got back afloat with the considerable help the Harwell fishing guide Jim Whippy. A fall from a boat last November has left John wheelchair bound but Jim was keen to see John go afloat again despite the obvious difficulties as he was getting depressed sitting at home just wishing.
Getting John aboard proved easier than expected as he sat on the side on the side of the boat and lifted his legs in one by one. He then maneuvered himself into the passenger seat and off they went. They started on a patch of rough behind the tower with sidewinders but the cod weren’t around. Jim switched to a baited rig and caught a 2lb plaice. He then took ‘Lucky Git’ to a small wreck a few hundred yards away and they had better luck with 5 nice cod to 7lbs over the slack tide while they could stay very close to the wreck. John has very strong upper body strength and handled to cod well but had to remain seated all the time as his legs still won’t support him yet. They had a good laugh when they both pulled up the same greedy cod that had taken both their lures right down its throat.
As the tide increased Jim decided to take John plaice fishing off Hastings. This proved to be a good move as they were soon into some quality plaice drifting with spreaders baited with lug and squid. Out of around a dozen boated they kept six, all weighing from 2lb to 3lb.