SIB-ing off Skateraw

Spent a few hours this morning running around off Skateraw, near Torness, in search of some codling close inshore. The weather was stunning, with clear skies and flat seas and it was a joy to be out and skimming the surface of the ocean. Once drifting all you could hear was the occasional whump! of a gannet diving for its breakfast – it was so calm that there wasn’t even a wavelet to slap against the hull.

Warm sunshine, calm waters - a perfect way to spend a morning fishing from a small inflatable
Warm sunshine, calm waters – a perfect way to spend a morning fishing from a small inflatable
Even a small 5hp outboard will push a lightly loaded inflatable at a decent speed
Even a small 5hp outboard will push a lightly loaded inflatable at a decent speed

Fishing was respectable enough with a number of modest codling and a couple of Pollack putting in an appearance, but it was one of these days where the catch mattered less than simply being there and soaking up the day.

Playing with the GoPro - a small codling surfaces alongside my Avon SIB
Playing with the GoPro – a small codling surfaces alongside my Avon SIB

 

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