I’ve done some fishing in the past, but always from a boat. The family attitude to a lack of wind filling the sails, was to drop some feathers over the side and occasionally we would haul in the mackerel. But. following the realisation that sea sickness is something I wont be growing out of, I have vowed not to go to sea anymore. A vow I break occasionally to go to the Isles of Scilly, but not one I am willing to break for fish.
So the solution is shore fishing. And here we are beginners. So we bought the basics and early this morning went down to Slapton sands and had a go.
We came home without fish, but with all the equipment we took out and no injury – so I think that’s a positive!
It was good fun – we learned how to cast, we interacted with someone packing up after a nights fishing (he didn’t catch anything either) had the beach almost to ourselves, and as we had the sense not to rely on any potential catches, and had brought bacon sausage and egg to cook on the bucket barbie, along with fresh coffee.. it was all pretty idyllic.
Yup I could get into this fishing malarky.