All week it had been 20 knots from the west and the forecast for Sunday was for more of the same.
After chatting with Ian we felt that the wind would be behind on the way out so we should have a
pretty smooth trip out and we could sneak back along the coast and get protection that way. There were 11 onboard and all turned up early at the ramp. Keen lads here.
The trip out was wind blown but a visit from a pod of dolphins leaping around in the waves made it worth while.The first dive was on the north end of Motiti. It was nice and sheltered so we spent a couple of hours there. A few butterfish were collected, a couple of small crays and paua spotted but the catch of the day went to Dave. In his own words,
“I was out on the club spearfishing trip this Sunday gone and managed to bag a nice snapper which weighed in at 4.55kg pretty chuffed with myself being my first snap on the spear.”
The second and last dive was again in a sheltered spot down the western side of the island. A few more butterfish added to the tally, a couple of small snapper spotted and one kingie to take home by Graham.
All in all not bad day out for 20+ knots south westerly.