Black Fish

These fairly elusive fish certainly attract the keen fishermen and one big bonus is that you don't need to carry around stinky bait. On the flipside ya gotta get your ass out in places like this, noting the abundance of 'cabbage' on the rock, which the blackfish or luderick feed on.

It was just before dawn when this bunch of dudes passed me on the rock shelf, politely saying hello 🙂 one bloke was wearing shorts and a hoodie which I thought was nuts, even I was not wearing shorts ! whilst only 7 or 8 degrees the wind chill was crazy….

anywho's… after getting bored of taking pictures of the sea I wandered over to see how they were going, sure enough they had already nailed a couple of really nice sized fish and one bloke nearly got washed away so with the cool clouds hanging around I thought why not..

Exif love:
single image
D750 coupled with Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8 @ 32mm Aperture: f8 and Shutter Speed: 1/8s
ISO 100
Out front – Lee graduated filter (0.9x) and Hoya CPL

12 thoughts on “Black Fish

  1. Nice shot +Gerard Blacklock​! I think those guys are nuts! It sure is a dangerous place to hang around. Most of the rock fishing I used to do (many years ago) was higher up on rock ledges, but then I wasn't targeting luderick. Saw one guy get washed off the rocks & get stuck. A couple of surfers had to swim over and pull him out. Lets just say there were life guards on their inflatable & Careflight involved. Saw an article next morning in the paper that he'd suffered multiple heart attacks while in the water. Scared me enough never to try it!

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