Saturday, 5 November 2011
Homemade mackerel feathers
Image Above: Homemade Mackerel feathers
Luckily today I found an hour between transporting people on and off the island to get in a bit of boat fishing. Realising the time constraints and the fact that a swell was still breaking heavily in the sound of Iona I stayed in the shelter of Easter Island fishing a reef that runs in a line from the island’s pier out into the sound.
No bait this time just homemade feather rigs jigged off the bottom. It didn`t take to find a shoal of baby pollock and cod. I moved into deeper water in an effort to find some large fish and struck into some saithe that were just on eating size. The real reason for the trip was to test out some rigs I had bonded rather than tied and then held with no problems even after a few encounters with kelp.
I am still waiting for a good calm day to get a little further out where the big fish live and really test some homemade tackle.
Image Below: Saithe (coal fish) caught on homemade feather rigs