Countdown started...( 2 July)
I had this update in from Anthony lunchtime (Peganina 07989778361)...
"Very exciting few hours in the yard yesterday, fitting her out ready for the CHART22 Bluefin Tuna season!! Out rigger mount’s been measured and is being made up, and her little crow's nest/tuna tower is being measured up!! Our best day last year without these mods was 11 hook ups, 9 tuna boat-side, tagged and away. So with these mods we will be able to turn faster and see further so game on to tag more than 10 in one day!!! We are now taking bookings for the season in Mevagissey Cornwall that starts on the 15th of August though to the beginning of December! For our standard Tuna trip it will £750 for the whole boat max of 4 on the boat. We will also be running mixed individual trips too at £200 a head! Cards will be drawn for first in the harness! No experience is needed, the crew and me will guide you through everything. Please get in touch if you fancy a trip, Cheers Ant"
End of term report from Anthony ( 17 Nov)
As the first Chart (Cefas) Tuna season ends...here is Anthony's summing up from Peganina (07989778361)...a wonderful experience...
"So what a weekend the boat has had - smashed our new target of 30 by 3 fish!! Amazing team effort, on Saturday we hooked 11, leadered 9 and had two double hook ups. Nigel has fished all around the world and he said that was the best tuna fishing he has ever seen! The fish were literally everywhere you looked! Sunday we leadered 7, the fish weren't feeding as hard but by then me and Geoff were in full swing after what I can only describe as what has probably been the best 9 days charting in my life!! CHART has been an amazing project and a real team effort, proving what can be achieved if we work together moving forward. Hopefully they will run it next year and it will be bigger and better again!"