A Gentle Start
February 20: The first six weeks of the new year have seen generally benign weather at Rolling Harbour, with lots of sunshine and temperatures in the 70s farenheit (low 20s celsius). The spring-like temperatures were interrupted by an occasional cool front bringing cloud and strong breezes for a day or two. One or two boats have been out fishing from the Club on most days and catches have been steady rather than spectacular. There have been a couple of blank half days, but most boats have caught a few bonefish and the best bag was 14 fish landed from 25 hook-ups.
Several anglers lost their piscatorial virginity, at least as regards bonefish. Simon Jones (UK), Mike Trethaway (US), Frances Stokes (US Virgin Isles), Tim & Rupert Wace (UK), Melissa & Barrie Emerson (UK) and Bob Hadden (US) all caught their first bones. Among the many other species taken, Geoff Hadden (US) caught an 11-pound Mutton Snapper, Tim Wace had a 22-pound barracuda and James Henchey (UK) a 4-foot shark.
Activity levels are set to increase in the coming weeks as we approach the popular spring months.