6 September 2019
We are in September and its the time for the autumnal equinox, the first cod to appear and the pleasure of catching and cooking prime fit seasonal crabs. The equinox and cod are closely linked because with the coming of the first winds of autumn the waters on this coast begin to colour and this in turn, heralds the murky darkness that the cod loves to prowl. Its a lovely time to be fishing here as the water is warm (at its warmest, around 18 degrees centigrade) and the warm water increases the metabolic rate of all fish making them lively and good news for us; very hungry! If we find the water clear then we will target sea bass with lures. And if as expected the water remains wind blown, rough and therefore coloured then we will be out targeting the first plump cod of the season. Our mushy peas are ready; really hope we catch one first!