People Power

I fished with Ross from Alderney Angling and his brother Sam the other day . You cant beat it when the fish are on the first reef you visit , highly fizzed up and aggressive. It makes my job so much easier . I can relax a little and just watch the drama unfold rather than try to find the fish as I so often have to do.

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First drift and were into a good fish ,!!

Ross Johnson bassfishing in Cornwall on zen2

Ross Johnson bassfishing in Cornwall on zen2

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Sam Johnson and a Salt Skimmer lure


Great to see young and old faces aboard the boat. I fished with Michael the week before , this is our 3rd season fishing together , Mikes just turned 83 years old , he still casts a surface lure and works it well. I do have to choose a nice calm  spot to fish with this true gentleman ! (Sir Michael actually !)

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Mike playing a hog of a Wrasse

 

 

Mark R (Below) Is a regular and now a great friend , we have such a laugh together , we share the same silly sense of humour. Mark has been through so much in the time I have known him , he has fought for his life twice with bone marrow treatments , he values every day and adores his family and so he should . Its these people that make this job so special . As each year goes by my list of good friends who charter Zen2 lengthens . Its the thought of fishing with these guys next year that will get me through the long dark winter !!

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Mark had a nice Bass from this rip

Saltwater fly fishing requires steely grit and determination , you need to be far more aggressive in your technique , both in terms of casting and also how you work the fly through the water and also cover the water with your fly.

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My Lazy Flatwing in Olive has been landing Bass for years now , cant beat some Icelandic sheep hair and Jungle cock eyes .

saltwater fly cornwall - zen2

saltwater fly cornwall – zen2

As the season for customer  traffic on Zen2  starts to slow down and the days shorten I find myself just that bit more appreciative of every day afloat.   Zen2 will continue to charter for my hardcore clients all winter .

My other boat Stargazy will be launching very soon. This is a massive new chapter in my life . I will be commercial fishing for Mackerel and Squid during the winter months . I will do anything to be able to stay out on the water  . I miss the people but refuse to miss out on the scenery !!

Thanks for reading

Oz

 

 

Author: Oz

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