Monday, 5 May 2014

A Lyme Regis Mackerel Fishing Trip

Bank Holiday weekend and guess who ended up working two out of the three days? Bah. 
Still, at least I had the day off on Sunday which, weather-wise, definitely turned out to be the nicest of the three, so perhaps the Fates were on my side.
On hearing that the weather was due to be rather nice, we headed off early for our favourite seaside spot, Lyme Regis. Hubby had promised DC that we would go on a boat, so we made our way straight to the Cobb to see if any boats were heading out to sea. What luck - a kindly captain said he would take us out there and then, just the three of us with an entire boat to ourselves! One little boy was VERY pleased.

Slowly, Lyme Regis receded into the distance.

West Bay became but a dot on the landscape
And we set about the important task of pulling in our lines every now and again.

After about 30 mins of nothing, our patience was finally rewarded with a single solitary mackerel!
Apparently it's a bit early in the season.
But, despite only catching one little fish, we had a really great time. We fished, we kept a look out for pirates, we laughed when the boat bounced on the waves and made our legs go all wibbly-wobbly, we loved the feeling of the sun on our faces (there might have been a little regret later that the redhead amongst us didn't apply suncream) and the wind in our hair, and we enjoyed seeing Lyme Regis and the Dorset coastline from a different perspective.

And the sea air certainly made us sleep well that night.


  1. You know what they say, "The worse day of fishing is better than the best day at work." My husband loves to fish, I go with him, but I'm not much of a fisherman.

    1. It really was a lovely trip - as much for the scenery as the fishing!

  2. I love Lyme Regis - one of my favourite seaside places in the UK. Looks like you had a lovely day out.

    1. It was lovely indeed. And Lyme Regis is definitely our fave seaside place - it helps that it's so close!

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