My first Octopus

Hi All,

I got out at…..yes…..you guessed it…..Whitley Bay last night from 7:30 until dark. It was breezy but the drogue worked perfectly. I’m using this more and more with the windy spells we have been having and would recommend one to everyone who likes fishing on the drift.

Heading out:
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Fishing was slow but I did get 5 species which I was happy with. First of was a cod in deeper water.

Kayak fishing cod

I then headed close to the light house and after approx 1.5 hours of constantly missing takes and having 2 big battles which I lost I finally got species number 2, the Pollock.

Kayak Fishing Pollock

The light was fading so I paddled close to my launch spot and got a strange take to find a very greedy but good size scorpion fish. Species 3 done.

Kayak Fishing Scorpion Fish

A shoal of mackerel showed up on the finder so a quick drop of a toby lure and species 4 was under my belt.

Kayak Fishing Mackerel

I then tried for another mackerel to find myself catching a bit of weed (or so I thought). I wound in to find a small octopus attached. This little fellow kept me very entertained. I pondered how to get the hook out and then watched it regurgitate the hook itself. I then pondered how to get it back in the water. At this point it was well and truly suckered to the lid of my hatch. A photo opportunity I thought as it then worked its way to my foot well. After a few pics it then decided enough was enough and suckered its way to the edge and plopped back into the sea by itself. These are seriously smart creatures. The little octopus was my highlight.

Kayak Fishing Octopus

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It was then time to paddle back in.

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Cheers,

James

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