I decided on a few hours out on the kayak this afternoon. I took the easy option for the first session as I felt my paddle fitness wouldnt be upto Skinnigrove for the first time out. I headed out of Sandsend at around 3.30 and went onto the soft ground to see what was alive on there. I set up on the drift and fished 2 hook rigs baited with a mix of frozen crab, worm and sandeel. After about 2 hours fishing I had landed 3 nice plaice and a couple of dabs. As the tide was slacking off I decided to venture a little further out onto the hard ground. Instantly I was into cod and the next 40 minutes were quite hetic as I took 6 nice cod in 2 drifts and roughly another 10 undersize along with a few coalies. Then as the tide slackened right off, so did the bites so I decided to head for home. Not a bad session at all for the first outing of the year. Lets hope there is more to come.