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I just love it when a plan comes together !!!!

Discussion in 'Sea Fishing Forum - Shore, Boat & Kayak Fishing' started by snatcher, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. snatcher

    snatcher Toon Toon black and white army

    My two oldest grandsons,Wayne and Lewis,were spending a week with us at our caravan in Drummore and the plan was to get them out fishing. My mate Tom (Toonfireman) had kindly offered to take them out on his boat Joshua but due to the inclement weather it looked like it was not going to happen.

    Fortunately on their last full day with us the weather improved and Tom phoned me saying the trip was on - whoop whoop Now the boys did not have a clue about this trip and I told them that we were going over to Port Logan to collect some fishing bait.

    We arrived on Logan beach at 09.30 and Tom had Joshua on the beach ready to go. We walked over to Tom and after an introduction Tom said come on then lads get these life jackets on. That was when the penny dropped and their faces just lit up.

    Tom had rigged up two light rods with fixed spool reels and mackerel feathers so off we headed just south of Logan to drift for mackerel. Basically Tom was the fishing coach and I was the photographer on this trip. Check out the boys - do they look made up or what.


    Lewis was first in with a small grey gurnard.


    Next it was Wayne with a mackerel on.


    Third fish and it was another species,a nice tub gurnard to Wayne.



    Fourth fish and yet another species,a codling for Lewis. All of the fish were returned apart from the mackerel which we kept for bait and also the skippers tea.


    Next in it was Lewis with 3 mackerel and what a tussle he had to reel them in. Well done Lewis.


    Lewis with one of the mackerel. The smile says it all.


    Tom then took a picture of me and my boys.


    At this point Tom decided to go a bit further out and anchor up. We were hoping to pick up some different species on mackerel strip fished on the bottom. Tom rigged up two different rods with multipliers and explained to lads how to fish with them. Typically when you want to catch a dogfish they do not turn up. Tom gave it about half an hour and all the lads had was one bite between them.

    Lewis then started showing signs of seasickness so Tom suggested going back in and putting Lewis on the beach for 10 minutes and taking it from there. After eating Toms Mars bar Lewis perked up and said he fancied fishing again - good lad. Here is a picture of Tom carrying Lewis back to the boat.


    We decided to drift close in again and give it a final 30 minutes to see what the boys could pick up. Here is Wayne with a mackerel.


    Check this one out,Wayne with daddy,mammy and baby gurnard !!!!


    On the way back in Tom gave the boys a go at steering the boat. It was a perfect ending to a great trip. Here is the final picture of the boys with Tom,I woder which football team the 3 of them support ???


    Thanks for that Tom,it was their first boat fishing trip and one which I am sure they will never forget.

  2. peter catchpole

    peter catchpole Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    superb pics & story ,like you said the smile on the lads face said it all ,excellent really nice to see the youngsters out fishing
  3. willybendit

    willybendit Rockling

    Cracking report & pictures why anyone would support Leeds beats me ha Ha tightlines Alain
  4. jonnyhaddock

    jonnyhaddock eric the viking

    quality pics lads look as if they won the lotto great shirts too
  5. highhat

    highhat Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    Absolutely brilliant wish someone had done that for me at that age. That was a job well done congrats.
  6. mattylamb

    mattylamb Rockling

    absolutely brilliant report mate, great to see the young lads enjoying themselves. but you had to go and spoil it with the newcastle shirts :laugh:
  7. harrythecod

    harrythecod Rockling

    Made up for life now John, what a great little adventure for them,
    memorie,s to treasure,

    bet there itching to get back to the mull again,
    hope to see you when i get up there !st to the 8th tight lines .
  8. DiscoMick

    DiscoMick Eat Fishing, Sleep Fishing, Drink BEER

    Quality times mate, you just cant buy em....well done to the young uns :wink:
  9. swordfish820

    swordfish820 Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    superb report

    THE DOLPHIN Rockling

    Fantastic report and pics it's great to see the kids really enjoying them selves. They will want you to buy a boat next.
  11. bigcod

    bigcod Rockling

    The kids hooked for life cracking.

  12. jc

    jc Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    days like that are what lifes about
    can i be your grandson but i wont wear a barcode shirt
    well done

    BOOMSTICK Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    Fantastic report and pics well done on the fish deffo got them hooked for life their smiles say it all.

    And just ignore every ones bad comments about the shirts as much as i hate football (which is an awfull lot) iv got no choice but to support newcastle because of my old man ha ha
  14. Baramundi Bob

    Baramundi Bob Super Leeds United !!!

    Always great to see the youngsters in on the action. A big well done to them, and thanks for sharing your day with us with such excellent pics.
  15. snatcher

    snatcher Toon Toon black and white army

    Pleased you enjoyed my little write up :happy: If the weather is ok tomorrow am planning to take another squad from the caravan park out fishing. Hopefully a report to follow as well :yes:

  16. frank avey

    frank avey Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    the look on the kids faces says it all ,worth their weight in gold days like that .
    i like to take my grandson fishing when i can and get more enjoyment out of watching him than catching fish and its amazing what they can come out with ,usually has me laughing most of the time we are out, the only thing is he enjoys it so much he tells everyone he coming to live with me.


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