Choppers boat, sunsets and doggies

Posted on August 5, 2011


Captain Chopper

Chopper driving his boat


One of the pleasures of living on the coast is that you can go fishing when the surf is flat. How some people can say that they dont like fish is beyond me, they are cute, cuddly and taste great.


Normally I fish off the rocks, which usually combines a nice evening stroll and some fresh air but always has an element of losing lots of expensive tackle to snags on rocky bottoms. However that’s not the only way of loosing kit, you can also go out on a boat and  loose  completely different stuff at far greater depths.

Sharky and Hicky

How stoked we all were when Chopper, after what has seemed like a life time, has finally finished his boat, named it ‘Crazee’ and the boys finally got to do some serious drinking, um I mean fishing….

(So stoked to get the rocky bottom reference in..)

After a few hours in calm conditions we headed back to harbour to the mother of all sunsets…


Chesney has a titanic moment

The high cloud aka mackerel sky really lit up after the sun went down.

Ilfracombe harbour


After we landed we all headed to the chip shop to buy some north sea cod because the only fish we caught were Doggies!

Which reminds me of an infamous bank at coombegate that used to work quite regularly before they built the shit pipe extension, named by Ali Linn I believe, Doggies bank was a half tide or neap, peak that was pretty consistent in it’s day and lotsa fun, (just like the fish) hence the name………………..

Yea, really.

Doggies Bank

You can click on the pictures to enlarge the image. All photos taken with Canon 1D mk2 and 24-70mm f2.8L except Coombesgate overview which had the 600mm f4 attached. No fish were harmed in the making of this piece.