Sitges

Summer seems to have started today. Hasn´t just been the weather but also the relaxing of lockdown measures…

Not that it all bothered me, I just went trolling…

A confession – I actually like trolling. It covers far more ground then you otherwise would and it allows you to fish more than one rod. Sure, it goes wrong when you have multiple hook-ups but that´s all part of the fun…

Anecdotaly, it was “expect the unexpected” which held true today. I set out all prepared to cast poppers at Tuna but, as ever, trolled lures on the way out. Just in case like…

No more than 2nm out from Aiguadolc one of the two rods arched over and the reel, losing line fast, screamed for attention.

At first I was sure this was just another Bluefin but right from the start the fight was quite different. Tuna are brutes, thugs, heavy & angry and pull fast & long, like freight trains. This was different, manageable, actually more enjoyable.

After a relatively short fight the first time I saw the fish was pretty close to the boat and it was just amazing, the colours of it were just not of this earth, it was all lit up, glowing neon blue & green. Angry. My first billfish…

We are guessing this as a Mediterranean Spearfish, Aguja Imperial. Too big to ever come home so released back to the sea – an absolute privilege to have met you…

Back at the harbour, after washing the boat down, I walked through the port, up to my car. Sun was shining, bars were open, people were everywhere, taking drinks, smiling, talking, laughing and enjoying life.

I can assure you – not one of them had a bigger smile than me…

Author: alinasitges

Fishing mad

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