The benefit of owning your own boat was apparent this week, when I was invited out on a friend’s boat. A mooring in Exmouth marina means it is ready to go whenever time and weather is favourable. No need to wait for the tide. A few hours after work one evening this week proved the case in point and we managed to snatch a couple of hours mackerel fishing before dark.
The wind was reasonably blustery and conditions weren’t perfect but we persevered and drifted for mackerel just off the headland at sandy bay. The fish weren’t present in numbers but we steadily caught on every drift and ended the evening with nearly 40 fish. The larger fish being destined for mackerel pate and the smaller as pike baits for later this winter.