Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Erle's Fishing trip





My World.
Erle's Fishing Trip.
Erle was up bright and early and away to collect some of his fellow fishermen by 6am then he drove the hour long drive to Havelock Marina to catch the fishing boat 'Stevo'.
It was still very dark at 7am with thick a blanket of fog blocking out all view, which made it quite dangerous navigating out of the Harbour down the narrow dredged channel at low tide. The Skipper, Roger, had to rely on the navigation lights and his radar. But soon the sun rose and a breeze blew the fog away and although the sea was a bit rough and choppy they steamed for 2 hours to get to the open sea where the fishing ground for groper is, several red billed sea Gulls hitched a ride with them.
Unfortunately none of the fishermen managed to hook and land one of the huge gropers that dwell in the deeps in this point, but many lovely large blue Cod were landed, and by time to leave the full quota of Cod had been caught; 3 large fish each which were strung on flax to bring home for wives to like me to clean and fillet! Lots of other species of fish were also caught and the Skipper filleted them on the return journey, so we were had lots of already filleted fish for our dinner that night and after I filleted the three fish from the flax string I had lots to freeze for later.
I gave my precious digital camera to Erle so he could take some nice photos for me to add to this blog. As he had never used it before I wasn't sure what the photos would be like or even if there would be any, but he did well I am pleased with these fishing photos he took.

13 comments:

rainfield61 said...

I love this fishing experience. Leaving in the early morning, a fruitful return.

Marja said...

Indeed great pictures It is so nice out there. See you got a nice meal I love fish but it is quite expensive in NZ I think

Amrita said...

fishing requires great skill a nd expertise, your husband bought you a good catch you must be very pleased.

Rajesh said...

That sounds like amazing experience. In our world we miss such experiences.

Jama said...

I've never done any fishing, just don't have the patience. I rather go and fish in the market!

SandyCarlson said...

That looks like a wonderful time. What a day for the boat.

Gillian said...

Awesome day...nice pix and memories.

Pietro said...

Very nice trip and beautiful pictures! The weather was a bit cloudy and windy, wasn't it? I like very much the image with the seagulls on the boat.

Stephanie V said...

For a first-timer, Erle's photos capture the experience nicely. I could almost feel the cool fog and the fresh ocean wind. Good story.

Rachel said...

I noticed that you had commented on my blog awhile ago..thank you!!
Yours is a great blog too, i enjoyed your photos
Nice to meet you :)

Kleine-creative-Welt said...

for me it´s a adventure - exciting - i think it was a delicious meal -
great photos -

mkreider said...

When we go fly fishing before daylight we call it going on the "Dawn Patrol at oh-dark-hundred". Nice catch!

Nyle said...

Good on Erle, what a catch he has. Plus a nice job behind the camera.