I had been asked several times by a friend of mine, whether I would like to come out on the boat he had recently bought. Not too convinced I said I would come (I am not much for boats, green faces and such). Unfortunately the first two times had to be cancelled due to engine problems, but yesterday the engine was working fine and the weather looked good, so we decided to go out on the boat.
I had expected a biggish boat, but when I saw it, it wasn't! It was about the same size as the rowboats we use during our rowing race in May, but made out of fiber glass instead of wood. At least I think it was fiber glass, it could have been plastic. Either way, it was a nice little boat.
After the boat was let in the water, we got in the boat and started our trip. I didn't have a clue where we were going and I certainly didn't recognise much either. But the trip was good. All those little islands, gulls, coots, cormorants. It was lovely.
An hour into our trip we stopped the boat and my fishing rod was readied. Because yes, we were going fishing! Well, as soon as my line hit the water, I had caught a fish! It was a nice cod (kabeljauw). And then nothing! So, we moved and soon enough: another fish, this time a mackerel. Another mackerel followed and then a pollock (koolvis).
|I think this was the fourth fish I caught!|
The last one I caught was another cod. I was happy to catch the fish, but I would not behead them and certainly not take out the guts. I left that to my friend. He had not caught a single fish until then, but soon after, he managed to get a mackerel.
|The total haul|
The weather deteriorated quite a bit then. It started raining and the wind was picking up, so we decided to head back home. I was quite wet and cold when we got back, but also very proud of my 'catch'. We both took three fish home, so I ended up with a cod, a mackerel and a pollock. The cod and the pollock I can use for fish and chips or for fish soup and such, the mackerel will be best fried. Mmmm