Myself and Mike decided on a trip to Scarborough marine drive yesterday. The Neap tides had got me thinking of where we could actually locate some tide to fish in as we have noticed from the past few outing that at least having some tide flow seems to be important for getting the fish on the feed. As the Marine Drive sticks out to sea some distance I felt that despite the neeps there would at least be some tidal flow. The trip over to Scarborough took all of 25 minutes and from the roadside park near Oasis cafe you can be on the water within minutes of arrival. We headed out and fished on the northern corner of the drive about 800 yards from the shore. There was 3 local boats uptiding the same area but they all dissapeard not long after we arrived - which was not a good sign. The first hour was dismal. No tide and no fish. However the weather was stunning with the sea like glass and real warm sunshine for the time of year. After an hour or so I noted we had a little tide flow as we pulled tight on the anchor rope for the first time. Not long after came my first fish, a nice cod of just over 2 pounds. Then Mike had several good bites in sucession but couldnt connect with the fish. Within the next few minutes the weather took a turn for the worst. A brisk north west wind blue up, it felt about 15 mph and certainly a lot stronger than the forecast 6 or 7 mph that all the forecasts had been given. I dont think we were in much danger as the wind would have blown us down towards the harbour, and assisted by tide we could have been safe in no time at all. But before the weather got worse we decided to head back to the oasis cafe. As We wound in for the last time I realised I had another fish laid on. This one just over 3 pounds. We then headed back to shore cutting across the north west breeze and a now choppy sea which was non too comfortable and made even worse by the superfast speed boat that blasted past us within 100 yards causing all sorts of disturbance in the water. We were back safely onshore by about 11.30 and as we looked out to sea it was clear we had made the right decision to come in. There was a lot of white tops on the water and the breeze was now gusting quote strong. Jurassic Geoff (Mike 33) has some pics of the fish and hopefully he will post them up when he gets the time.