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Old 03 June 2014, 14:03   #1
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A new convert

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 .
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And he'll sleep tonight.


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Old 03 June 2014, 14:07   #2
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Perfect!
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Old 03 June 2014, 15:21   #3
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Absolutely brilliant - way to go lads

That's no in the ear for those whose glass is always half empty
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Old 03 June 2014, 16:31   #4
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Great. What was the location?
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Old 03 June 2014, 16:40   #5
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redcar possibly looked a good day the sky looked a little menacing I should try of the beach at redcar or seaton caru when I bring it back from scotland
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Top notch post.
I love seeing others Sib adventures, particularly fishing ones.
As they say a picture paints a thousand words.
I want to go Sib - Fishing now!
Cheers for that post!
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Congrats on the convert and nice one on the fish.
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14 mph on a 6 hp outboard? That is quite cool!

From what I've seen in pics from the UK you fish mostly codling. Is that related to the type of fishing you practice or because it's a really common species?
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Old 04 June 2014, 04:20   #9
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I love seeing others Sib adventures, particularly fishing ones.
As they say a picture paints a thousand words.
Totally agree, I'm fortunate in that I can usually get out when the weather gods give us a break (which is not very often up in the north east) to launch the SIB. So I don't mind taking a few photos and giving a report for those stuck in 9 to 5 jobs who struggle to get out.


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Congrats on the convert

He's raring to go again.


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14 mph on a 6 hp outboard? That is quite cool!
That's what I clocked him at SOG on my GPS. I was impressed.


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From what I've seen in pics from the UK you fish mostly codling. Is that related to the type of fishing you practice or because it's a really common species?
Cod's the main target in the North East over the rough ground and wrecks, but their are plenty of other species as well, Such as Ling, Pollock, Bass, Mackerel, Coalies and Wrasse. When the water clears a bit more we'll start to target the Pollock and Bass on lures.
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Looks like a good little session, plenty of Codling about at the moment
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