A couple of days ago Andy took the boat out fishing, and what a trip he had!!! He called me as he was coming in and we went down to meet him at the harbour. We watched and vaguely helped him bring the boat in. He has a really ingenuous way of getting the boat back onto the trailer using a winch. This means we don't need some swanky 4x4 and he can tow and launch the boat using his wee golf, even when the slipway is thick with sea lettuce. It's very clever and I felt really proud watching him, knowing how much thought he had put into the problem of launching and retrieving the boat single handily.
This was his catch, the best result I have ever seen, so the best fishing trip in well over a decade!
Benny was SO interested in everything (see him poking the googly eye of the pollack?)
Amongst the catch were 2 fine cod
a whole box full of mackerel
You'd think Benny had caught them!
oooh big fish!
As well as 2 cod he also caught 4 pollack and a small ling.
we washed them down in the garden and filleted them also. Andy went off to drop a heap to some friends of ours. I put the dinner on and Benny refused to come in, he still wanted to investigate the fish some more.
I found them like this when I went to get him in for dinner.
After filleting and washing them we had a huge bowl full of gorgeous fillets for the fridge and freezer. We also did some bartering with them and swapped them for these eggs and veggies...
which all together made this sumptuous dinner....
Another neighbour we gave some mackerel to gave us strawberry's and cream in return, oh yum!
The only down side to this trip is that Andy hurt his back with the strain and has been laid down for 3 days, poor thing. Still at least he has something to smile about...oh and he did inform me that over the past week he used no less than 7 different reels...and here's me thinking he was going overboard buying all those fishing reels from ebay ;-)
Also I just want to share 2 more foody pics...