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Had an invite from friends to go out fishing from their boat, it took several milliseconds to clear my diary. Passed HMS Enterprise and thought it would be a laugh if you were called Kirk, Scotty etc onboard. Got out to the ground we had chosen, a mixed bottom between rocky outcrops and anchored up. As the tide was just turning we didn't get anything for the first half hour when I hooked a decent whiting on half a launce. As the tide increased we had dogfish, not something you expect from the tyneside area, and a small spotted ray too! As the tide really got going we had small shoals of codling come past giving us periods of intense activity among the quiet times. Lots of codling, with 3 of the deeper hooked fish coming home along with 3 whiting, lots of dogs, some of which were just clamping on the bait and dropping off at the side or onboard and a lone spotted ray. Home in time for the rugby, a great time had by all but I still think that the sea temperatures are all to pot as we never used to, or should I say rarely, get dogs and ray, along with the increasing numbers of pout. I even got a small grey Gurnard in the summer! If the bass numbers and sizes were better I might be happy, but I have to say it is bizarre having so many different species where we used to just have cod, coalie and pollock.