Skipper John Brittain was our host last week, as I got to fish with angling journalist Rudy van Djuinhoven from the Netherlands, and his friend Mario Sanz from Germany. The objective was blue shark on fly (!), and although we didn’t manage to hook a blue, we did have a close encounter, with a nice shark swimming around the boat and having a good look at the flies on offer (large mackerel imitations). John worked incredibly hard to put us over the fish, and it was just bad luck that the shark he brought to the boat wouldn’t take the fly. Over the 2 days, Rudy and Mario landed some fine pollack on fly gear, with come really big fish actually breaking them on occasion, even 12-weight fly rods found it tough to cope with crash-diving pollack! John has uploaded a nice video of Mario playing a good pollack on fly at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CweLzCkbZ6I
Other anglers were also aboard, and landed some nice fish on conventional gear, including Emma from Devon, who was over with her partner to buy ponies at the pony show, and really enjoyed her first time afloat.
To book fishing with John aboard Bluewater, give himself or Sue a call at 095 21073, or John himself at 086 2779622