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This is the blog of Maunie of Ardwall. After a six-year adventure sailing from Dartmouth to Australia, we are now back in Britain.

Friday, 30 November 2012

Day 4 and Maunie's first catch

A little additional news from today for you – at lunchtime Fergus announced that he thought it was time to go fishing so he attached a green plastic squid lure to the new line, purchased in Las Palmas and loaded onto the sea-fishing reel mounted on Maunie's aft rail. Between us, what we know about ocean fishing could be written on a matchbox so there was not much confidence of a result, it must be said.
35 minutes later, though, the reel started screaming so we wound in the 150m line to land a beautiful 4lb Dorado. A shot of cheap vodka into its gills finished it off in a humane way and Fergus 'Robson Green' McDonald gutted and filleted it very expertly. So we're looking forward to our fish supper.
From now on blog entries won't have as many photos, due to limits on sat phone data for each month, but we'll try to add a few special ones as we go. We'll still aim to update the blog with a story each day.

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