We have family here at the moment and I have been unable to slip quietly away to the river for a bit of “psychological readjustment.” The result of this is that I have been unusually grumpy for the last couple of days. The weather hash´t helped. It has been punishingly hot and so we “retreated” indoors for much of the day watching Wimbledon on the telly.

While we have all been competing for the most comfortable spot on the sofa to watch Andy Murray, or arguing about whose turn it is to do the washing up, others have been “living the dream” and headed out to sea to do battle with giant fish. Last week Steven Lawler reported on a great big tuna a neighbour of his caught out on a charter from Sotogrande. He tells me that it took three of them an hour and a half to finally land it and they estimated its weight at 200kg.

And if that wash´t enough to fill me with envy I got some emails yesterday from John Langridge showing some of the fish he has been catching in off Malindi, Kenya in the Indian Ocean. That´s not fair!

John is a great adventurer and globe trotting fishing nut. Over the years he has racked up an astonishing list of captures and it looks like he´s up to his old tricks again. He told me that he has had 11 sailfish up to 70 pounds, 5 mahi mahi (dorados), a few kingfish, a few barracudas and about 20 tuna of various kinds.

And all of this while grandad was snoozing here on the sofa!

The sailfish is one of the fasted fish in the sea.

The sailfish is one of the fasted fish in the sea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Langridge up to his old tricks!

John Langridge up to his old tricks!

 

A little closer to home - the big bluefin tuna taken by Steven Lawler´s neighbour.

A little closer to home – the big bluefin tuna taken by Steven Lawler´s neighbour.