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.
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.