Photo Challenge Day 12

January 12th, 2019

Mollyhawk, Kaikoura

The photo of the day today is this particular Mollyhawk. Why? Because this cheeky beggar stole a whole Red Cod off Hero’s fishing line and gulped it down in one go. He was lucky not to have ingested the hook as well. After that encounter, we made sure we reeled in our catch and got it up on the deck real fast.

We went out on a fishing charter boat with Kaikoura Fishing Tours. The southerly swell was quite big so we couldn’t go too far out. There was a bit of breakfast burley heading overboard by some passengers, not us though.

The most common species of fish being caught was Sea Perch, followed by Red Cod and then Blue Cod. One person pulled up a Spiny Dogfish which was a bit exciting. We got some crayfish as well.

Despite the conditions being a bit wet and a bit rough, we had a great time.

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