The end to the cray season - Port Fairy Sep 2015Day 1
Watto picks me up after "Silly Saturday" for my football club (Drinking from 9am - 8pm, then going to Nightclub #1 for 1 hour of free drinks, and then moving onto another nightclub until 2am) from the docklands at 2:15am for a departure to port fairy. After a good 3 hour sleep in the car by yours truly, we arrived at port fairy to good conditions (a bit of chop / swell) and a beautiful sunrise. We quickly (watto was quick, i was slow) put on our gear and headed down to the local hot spot in hunt for crays. After a few females were pulled and returned home by the two of us, i eventually found a good little male and it was 1-0 to the prospect. After the chop (and copious amounts of alcohol the previous day) got the better of me, i fell asleep on the rocks for an hour whilst Watto hunted on and managed a good cray as well, and it was 1-1. I was awoken to the tide coming in and wave crashing over me
- i also got sunburnt, which must mean that the weather is turning it on!
Quick stop at the bakery for lunch and i flick a text to the best from the west, Mac Riddle, and he invites us out on the almighty Kraken for a cray hunt, as well as some sweep / trumpeter. Watto pulled another little fella and the score was 2-1. The dynamic duo, Mac and Pete Riddle put us to shame with two nice 2.5kg crays. We dashed over and shot a few trumps and sweep and then we set sail for home.Day 2
Watto and myself headed to another hot spot in hunt for whiting, but they were a bit skittish (probably due to me kicking 40mph trying to stalk them
) so we decided to go hunt for crays. After a short while we managed to bag another with a great team effort. Watto took the port fairy cray trip out with a score of 3-1.
All in all, a ripper weekend and a great way to end the cray season!
- Huge thanks to the Riddles for the boat trip, and the accommodation - as well as Watto for enduring my non-sense talk about a girl i pulled at the nightclub on saturday!