Only had time for a quick trip to the back o' the Brigg after my hols and conditions proved tough. After all that hot weather, you would have thought the water would have cleared nicely. But to our dismay, not only were we to be paddling under clear blue skies, we soon discovered that the water was bright green and full algal growth, not too dissimilar to the May bloom of a month back.
And to add to our distress, we timed it terribly. We got there bang on low tide. Long walk out to the sea followed by paddling out to the end of the Brigg only to find that the tide was slack. That meant basically a two hour wait before the tide would pick up speed and we could expect to see some fish. In the meantime we paddled about, hoping for the odd early mackerel but surprisingly nothing could be found. It seemed everywhere we looked it was the same story: people were trying half an hour here and there but not finding any fish. It was very hot out there under the sun in a dry suit I can tell you!
Eventually the tide did pick up, the water cleared up a bit and we started to get a few small codling showing. My mate was first to the cod with a nice fish to his bottom shad:
Not long now before I move onto the bass. Still hoping for one or two decent mackerel sessions and a few late cod. You can never have too many cod in the freezer!
Tight lines to all those fishing.