This past weekend was the first Shack trip of the year and is one that ranks at the top of the list for most of our students.
The weekend started well with us catching a variety of rock fish soon after arriving. Little did we know at the time that this was going to be the easiest fishing we would have of the weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, we were greeted with east winds, cold seas and surging waters, but as most anglers do, we just had to soldier on and see what we could make of it. Over those two days, we took time fishing at a number of different spots, Kwaaibank, Poenskop, boiling waters, Birrells rock and Steenbras point, to name a few.
As much as we tried, we couldn’t find the target species and just kept finding the different types of gully sharks. The great thing about the Shack is that even if the fishing is slow, you are still afforded the opportunity of sitting on the deck, enjoying the weather with an incredible view of the sea. Most times, we are even treated to a show that the various marine life puts on for us, like attending natures own drama production of Dolphins, Whales, bait balls with the birds
diving in to nab a meal.
On Sunday, it’s like you are hit with a bout of depression when we finally have to pack up and make our way back. Even though it wasn’t the productive weekend we were hoping for, I know the boys enjoyed the trip, and we look forward to visiting again with a different group later this term.