Met up with my mate young Chris this morning for his introduction to SIB fishing. Although he's owned boats all his life, he'd never tried an easy to launch small inflatable. So he bought a Yam 300s and a 6hp Tohatsu and was raring to go fishing.
Chris finishing setting up, Ballast doing what he does best; giving the SIB a good coat of looking at.
Last minute checks before launching.
After an easy launch, and wheels up Chris was soon on his way. I clocked him planing along at about 14mph, quite fast enough he reckoned. After a 10 minute run we where on our first mark, and Chris soon christened his boat.
My first fish followed soon after, a nice little Wrasse.
Which went back to fight another day. Ballast not to be outdone then landed a decent codling;
A few more followed and I thought we where in for a bumper day. But as the tide slackened the fish went off and all but disappeared over slack water.
A quick move to another spot Saw a flurry of fish when the tide turned . But all to soon, it was time to head back.
Even though it was an overcast day, the winds stayed light and the rain stayed away for the most part. An enjoyable day for all, with a few fish thrown in for good measure.
Definitely a new convert .
And he'll sleep tonight.