The day after the Blessing of the Fleet ceremony in Nelson, I went out fishing with the “Serious Fishing Club”. It was a day trip with Seabird Charters, with hosts Barry and Lyn. An excellent day, starting off a bit lumpy and grey then clearing up to give flat seas. We even managed to get up to fish off Stephens Island, which doesn’t always happen. You can see by that Google Maps link that we were right out in the middle of nowhere, far enough out to be quite different from the inshore environment. We saw dolphins, seals, albatross and some very nice fish.
For example, these were about to be put on ice: