On Monday, after Stephen's departure, Don invited me to go out fishing with him. Actually he said that he, Ron and Dave (a tourist in town for a few weeks) were going out and so I invited myself alone. I've always said I wanted to have a chance to go fishing and this seemed like the perfect opportunity.
Heading out with our "tools" for the day
Dave (in a typical pose)
After about an hour of trawling on our way out, my rod jumped and lo and behold I caught a fish - my first one, but not the last of the day.
My first mahi mahi
After basking in the glory of the first catch, I snagged another one, this time a sailfish. Don figures it was about 60kg which isn't bad for a first attempt. Dave and I both needed to work to land it but eventually we got it on board. Since it was so big, Ron had to fillet it so we could put it in the cooler.
My first sailfish
It was a biggie
A little while after that, whilst bottom fishing, I caught a coral trout but it was too small so I threw it back. About ten minutes later the rod pulled again and I landed a more decent sized one.
My coral trout
After a long day in the sun and fresh air, with lots of exercise from the fishing, we headed back into the harbour and celebrated our victories. Mary took a fillet of sailfish and we added sashimi to the menu - it was very popular, and delicious. Hopefully I'll have the chance to do it again - or maybe join the fishing tournament next year.
From ocean to plate - sailfish sashimi - yum