Today we opted for new kayaking ground. We had long talked about hitting the area around Whitby highlights and down into Hawsker for pollack. Whilst Dan, Damo and Mike decided to climb down at Saltwick I took the easy option and went from Whitby harbour. As I paddled out of the east pier I was instantly into coalies, then as I paddled to the bell bouy it was pollack. Only small but the couple of 3 pounders I got certainly gave a good fight on th light spinning rod. When I got to Saltwik the lads had long gone but I could see them further down the coast about a mile away. En route to the lads I had a couple more pollack upto the 6lb mark. I was catching them roughly every 20 yards as I paddled down the coast. Im now convinced that pollack are completely widespread across the whole of the Yorkshire coast. The bloody things are everywhere. I eventually found the lads working a piece of rough ground close to shore. Each of them had good pollack. Dan and Damo had them upto 8 pounds, and golden balls Marshall had gone one better and got a fish of over 9lb. We fished on and all took more pollack, Im guessing I had rougly 30 for the days fishing. My best filled the footwell of the yak and as I had no scales I estimated it to be around the 8lb mark which was the weight of the last pollack that filled the footwell. Not wanting to kill the fish I quickly returned it and watched it swim ever so gracefully back to the depths below. Not long before we set off back Mike hooked into a huge fish. Several times it nearly had him off the yak. Eventually the fish came alongside the yak. It was clearly a double figure pollack. Then would you believe what happened. The hook of one of the trebles got stook in mikes waders. The fish splashed twice and spat the other treble. Within seconds it was gone. Mike said he felt the fish was as big as the 9 pounder. Now I saw the fish and Im saying it was a double of low to mid teens. It was a beast Anyway, we all had another great day afloat on the wondrfull Yorkshire coast, and in the words of the great Ramrod, why put a book down when youve only read half of it. We will certainly be back for more, and hopefully this time we can recapture the big fish Mike lostand get it weighed. Today was awesome, with another part of our amazing coastline uncovered. All the fish fell to a variety of luresMy fish as always were on my beloved Yozuri crystal minnow red head. Mike used the same whilst Damo had an x-rap in mackerel pattern and Dan used a variety of Yo zuri's. Dont you just love fishing on this coast, there cant be many places to beat it.