Made my first whiting trip of the season today. Despite the high winds blowing most of the day, I had a very good catch – in addition to my first angler’s sunburn of the year. However, I knew I would have a good day on the water: I met Fishing Cat outside my flat on the way out in the morning. She pretended to ignore me but once I turned my back she followed me out to the main road; perhaps I (or my fishing gear) smelt of fish.
Although I left off fishing at about 1pm I still had a huge catch. I gave the largest away to my local sushi restaurant that always wants the big fish; the rest I filleted for tenpura or sun-drying. It took me close on two hours to fillet them all.