Next up was Squid:
Squid can be both
bought from most tackle shops, the Squid will usually
come in either a 1lb box or a 5lb box, Using a chopping
board take a Squid push the knife gently just above
the head and pull the body most of the guts should
come away intact).
Cut the body from top to bottom and lay dark side
down clean off all the internal parts and the bone
then turn over run the knife over the dark membrane
and it will slide off discard this overboard. What
is left is the white flesh you will be using as bait.
From the shore or
boat the bait can be used in thin strips or used as
a tipping bait.
Whole Squid can be
used they can either be cleaned or not. Squid when
used whole should be threaded on to the hook from
the top and stitched through so the hook ends up through
the head. The top should then be secured with bait
elastic to make it look as natural as possible.
sail for the day at 6.30am and sailed across the bay
and out to around a mile and a half were we set anchor.
With the rods set-up and the hooks baited and the
lines cast out, the wait was on, it wasn't long before
I was into my first Dogfish which was of a good size,