Special outing with Botes Family – 12 March 2016
On Saturday Anton and family joined us for a very special fishing trip. We had a late start at 7am, due to lumpy seas from the South East the day before. Arriving in the tuna grounds we found the water to be 21 degrees and bottle green, not the usual blue we are used to. With plenty bird life in the area I thought to myself that we should come right today.
Doing a drift behind our first trawler we saw nothing, we then decided to put troll lines in and work towards the outside hoping for blue water. About 15min into the troll we were “vas” with our first yellowfin. I clipped Anton’s brother in, who was smiling from ear to ear, a special moment for him as it was his first yellowfin, which he wanted to tick off the bucket list.
15min Back on the troll we saw a hammer head shark basking on the surface. We approached him to have a closer look as we were about 10m from the shark we went tight on our 2nd yellowfin. With Anton on the reel he punished that yellow showing it who’s boss. The guys were chuffed and a little sea sick, so they decided that we head back to the harbour. Job done!
Nick – Skipper Big Catch