The Penzance Kayak Fishing Species Hunt was unfortunately knocked on the head due to a lack of competitors. Richard had travelled down to fish the comp, so with it cancelled we planned a session in the hope of some reward for his long journey! Little did we know that we were in for a fantastic day of species fishing.....
I was getting plenty of bites from the off and it wasn't long before something had devoured my Sandeel bait. I hooked into a fish but it wasn't the desired Small Eyed. It was fighting like a flatfish and i was right, a beautifully marked Turbot of around 2lb appeared from the depths...
We reminisced on a great days fishing. Species totals for the day were:
Liam - 11 -
Mackerel, Scad, Grey Gurnard, Plaice, Dogfish, Blonde Ray, Greater Weever, Haddock, Turbot, Small Eyed Ray and Dab
Richard - 10 -
Mackerel, Launce, Tub Gurnard, Grey Gurnard, Plaice, Dogfish, Garfish, Blonde Ray, Turbot and Small Eyed Ray.
Between us we had managed to catch 14 different species... not bad for 2 kayak anglers considering we hadn't caught a few of the usual fish - Pollack, Whiting, Red Gurnard, Wrasse and the Cod which seem to be around at the moment. It was my best days fishing for species from Porthcurno Sands on the kayak and Richard reckoned it was the most species had had caught in a session. He also managed his first kayak caught Grey Gurnard, Turbot and Blonde Ray too. Hopefully the fishing was some sort of consolation for the long journey to fish the now cancelled fishing competition. Richard is a top bloke and a great kayak angler, hopefully next year the comp will go ahead as planned and it wont be a long journey for nothing!