A day on the beach
We spent the first day working our
way down the beach fishing the beach break. At low tide it was
the bait collection moment...the sea potato is what you have
to look for, this salt water algae is found at low tide attached
to the rocks. If you stand on the potato it will eject a jet
of salt water to let you know that its under your foot!
The potato has to be cut off the rock using a sharp knife, then the hard part. Holding the potato in one hand cut open the alge...the smell that flows from the potato will make your stomach churn!! But the pulp in a plastic sealed container and open up the next one! You can understand why the fish are attracted to the soft pulp.... Attach the potato to your hook ( thread the barb through the eye of the potato then wrap the pulp around the hook, wash your hands!)
We spent the day fishing local style:
A 4m beach caster, line and reel, lead weight and a bit of plastic is all that is needed.
Run the 50g weight up the line (15kg). Attach the piece of plastic bag to the end of the line. (This will stop you losing the weight.) Add the hook 50cm from the weight on a 50 cm trace (10kg).
The night was spent sleeping above the beach. A fire is made, the fresh fish is cooked and and eaten then sleep takes over. The day starts early (sun rise) so to bed early.
Wake up and mint tea, bread and honey, then back to the beach.