05 Jan 2003. Arrived back leaving the snow behind, much to the annoyance of Katherine! Who needs school when you have snow.
11 Jan 2003. Snow on the top!
17 Jan 2003. Light NE cool. Killer Whales – Orcas – off Garajau 5 or 6. Saw only one male. First positive I D since I have been here in Madeira. They were very shy, closest was half a mile. Females did not show the dorsal. Male dorsal was at least 6 feet. This could be a worry. These things eat Dolphin and Tuna. They also like Seals – any kind, endangered species or not. Madeira has a population of approximately 40 Monk Seals.
23 Jan 2003. Wind back to N NE ( for past few days SW with rain!) No tuna but the water was good and clean to the west. Pod of Common Dolphin, about 50. First Manx Shearwaters 4-5.
24 Jan 2003. Right on time – right on que. Common Dolphins feeding on needlefish. Action from Cabo Girao as far as the eye could see. It would have been safe to swim with them. No wind but heavy swell to the west. One or two Manx and some Trigger fish about.
25 Jan 2003. Fished to the West. Two Bluefish but no tuna – yet. Common Dolphin feeding on needlefish. Same as yesterday, I estimate 100-200 spread over a wide area feeding in small groups. I wonder how many people have ever swum with these common dolphin? This is the most beautiful of all the dolphin and I think it deserves a much better name. Perhaps The Pretty Dolphin! Yellow/Brown/Grey/Black/White in the most amazing colour patterns. The hour glass being the most distinctive marking, criss crossing the body and marking the colours. They are jumping and Sky Rocketing right alongside us and feeding. The needlefish are balled up and right alongside us to get away from the dolphin.
What a spectical. Common Dolphin – Delphinus Delphis.
26 Jan 2003. Yesterday I saw the Manx Shearwater again, however I think after further study that they were the ‘Little Shearwater’ – Puffinus Assimilis. ie – shorter and rounder wing tips, much faster wing flapping. They are a smaller version of the Manx.
31 Jan 2003. Hauled the Katherine B out. Now going for a clean up, paint and sort out an argument I have had with one engine! Will be out for 2-3 weeks.
03 Feb 2003. One of my old crew and friend JJ died last night. Together with Hollywood (who turned up here last year and surprised me!), they made the greatest team I have ever had a sea. That was on the good old days of the GBR.
06 Feb 2003. Reports of Albacore 25-30kg off P Santo and Cabo Girao. I’m painting!!
08 Feb 2003. Lots of Bonito being caught and a few BET. I’m working on the engine!
27 Mch 2003. KATHERINE B GOES BACK IN THE WATER.
Sorry about the 2-3 weeks! There is a quote here ‘ Boats always take longer and cost more’! than you think.
The word ‘BOAT’ is an abrivation for the phrase,
“Break Out Another Thousand”!
Well we kept the air freight busy, and even Mark our crew came in a month early to help, so thankyou to everyone.
Strong SW and some rain squalls. The boat goes in the water and we are back on the air.
30 Mch 2003. Whale watch, all off the internet. Calm pm and clear. No sign of mammals. Plenty of Cory’s Shearwater and little Shearwaters.
Dozens of small Turtles well offshore in the current lines, supposedly the sign of a good Marlin season – according to the ‘old fishermen’ of Madeira.
Gave the new engine a good 4 hour run to bed in the new rings and bore.
31 Mch 2003. Overcast – calm to light south wind. Dolphins everywhere. Striped and some Commons. The striped were unusually friendly. Most I have seen for a long time. Maybe 200 over a wide area in small groups of 20 or 30, Commons mixed in with them. Interestingly they do cross breed at times but the offspring are sterile in both sexes. No tuna – the current quit and all the bait and birds and action from yesterday disappeared.
02 Apr 2003. Overcast – reports of BET being caught off North coast.
03 Apr 2003. NE. Reports of good landings of large size Mackerel off south coast, close to Funchal. Sounds like good news for seasonal build-up.
04 Apr 2003. Calm, rain in sight – calm – light SW. Tuna tuna tuna. Aprox 30 fish caught by a small fleet 30-60 kg – BET.
Common Dolphin in small groups over a wide area in front of Funchal harbour out to 5 miles. Some Striped inshore. Large number of very small Commons, could be only a few months old. Very friendly and bow riding for long periods.
05 Apr 2003. Calm, current quit – deep blue water. Only 1 Tuna caught by the entire fleet! Some common dolphins about but in sleep mode and not available for games.
*Observed what I believe was the ‘Unidentified Beaked Whale’, 2 to 3 miles out. Size 15-20ft. Very pronounced arch of the back and tail stock arched strongly before the dive. White blaze very distinct infront of the dorsal. Only three times did it come up to the surface. Only one individual seen – reported before on Madeira about 10 years ago. No scratch marks visible swimming slowly in a large circle. No visible blow. According to Mark Carwardine in his book ‘Whales Dolphins and Porpoises’, this species has only been recorded in the Pacific?
07 Apr 2003. Light E and rain – not looking good! Fished the afternoon with Clive. E NE with rain squalls (15-20 knots). First TUNA for us – 40kg. We eat again, thanks Clive!!
09 Apr 2003. Cool and damp. NE wind light – mod – calm pm. Little or no current. Fish are deep with large area of bait. Commercial fleet taking good catches of BET close to Madeira on South Coast all 50-150kg. Only tuna on the surface are Albacore and we caught 3 – 15-20 lb each.
Yesterday we had an email from a ‘log fan’ – with permission I am printing – thanks.
I am glad to see you back again in the water and on the air!
Your comments and reports are followed with interest. Keep it up.
Svante (ex volvo-man) from Sweden.
11 Apr 2003. Calm light SW. Clear sky, stronger SW -pm. Large number of Striped Dohphins over a wide area. Friendly at first, showing off with leaping alongside and bow riding. Then grouped up and became totally unavailable for games. Some small groups of Common Dolphins with us for a short period.
Commercial tuna boats working to the west, current running at last.
13 Apr 2003. We are dominated by a massive low to the north – but it is moving fast.
17 Apr 2003. Light NE, mist type rain, or as my Mother says ‘Mizzling’. Dirty water, no tuna. Striped and Common Dolphin , 6-8 miles out wide.
18 Apr 2003. Carr family – fourth year in a row, enjoy their once a year trip on the ‘Katherine B’. Common and Striped Dolphin over a wide area, 5-10 miles off. Heavy swell.
19 Apr 2003. Large group of Common Dolphin 7-8 miles off. Strong NW offshore. Cory’s and Manx all over, an occasional Turtle and one Sooty Shearwater – not often seen in these waters.
23 Apr 2003. Calm, cold dirty water, fished wide off west. Large catches of BET 100 miles south.
24 Apr 2003. SW starting – Jim and party again today. 2 x Albacore around 8 kilo size, and 2 x BET around 10 kilo size.
Common Dolphin heading east and 2 Big Green Turtles!
29 Apr 2003. Clear weather back to NE. Had a bite from White Marlin late pm.
Observed the first Humpback whales I have seen in Madeira – one mile in front of the harbour. No mistake on I.D. Saw thousands of these great whales of the east coast of Australia. Sometimes a bit too close for comfort!
That was back in the 1950’s before the Russian and Japanese fleets almost wiped them out. They reduced the Antarctic herd from 23,000 down to an estimated 1,100 individuals in three years. They are slowly recovering today.
30 Apr 2003. Clear day, calm. Saw one large White Marlin swimming on the surface for ages. Very pretty but not hungry. No tuna.
This afternoon a lick of current with oceanic garbage. Loads of Turtles. Two Sunfish. One was at least one ton in size, black and white blotches, on the surface and close to the boat. This is the Mola Mola, an amazing animal.
Small groups of Common and Striped Dolphins.
02 May 2003. We have a resident group of Common and Striped dolphins for the past few weeks. Water is very clean today. More Bulwar’s Petrels showing. Summer is on the way.
03 May 2003. Light to moderate NE. Calm. So many dolphins – Common, Striped and Bottlenose (tursiops). First sighting this year of the largest of all the dolphins. Water is now warmer. Bulwar’s Petrels in large numbers.
First Blue Marlin of the year. 3-400 kg – caught by my friend Roberto Ribeiro – good news and congratulations Joe and Roberto. Only two days later after first marlin of last year!
Two Fin Whales heading west.
04 May 2003. Had a bite from a White Marlin today. Calm but with heavy rain to the west.
05 May 2003. Moderate NE. Hooked White Marlin for 10 mins. Reports of tuna bust – maybe they have arrived at last.
Tuna fleet is taking large tonage of BET just south of Madeira – price is down to â‚¬2 / per kilo, lowest for years, before Easter is was upto â‚¬15 / per kilo!!!!!
06 May 2003. Ron Ward – small BET feeding on needlefish. 2 for 3. Where are the big ones? Only one small group of Common dolphins today.
07 May 2003. Overcast, strong NE. Strike from small White Marlin . No tuna but the commercial fleet is hovering off shore and prowling the edge. Water temp is up now 19.5c.
Spotted – Atlantic Spotted Dolphin have arrived, first sighting this year. Large groups 2-300 at least. Groups of Commons to the west PM,
Hooked a Cory’s Shearwater in the foot on 20 lb! What an experience – they can pull drag on
20 lb. Released in Good Condition – NO Tag. Thanks Victor ‘The birdman of Madeira’.
08 May 2003. Overcast and calm. The entire game fishing fleet chartered to this fishing expedition. Only one White Marlin was caught. However Atlantic Spotted dolphin took front row for our group. What a breath of fresh air they are. So friendly – they followed us for an hour. We were then boarded by the Portuguese Navy on a routine check for ships papers and safety equipment. The guests were horrified but when I told them the Navy was looking for Saddam Hussen – laughter broke out. Everything was in order so the ordeal lasted only half an hour.
09 May 2003. Moderate NE, heavy dust. The Azores high has established and the NE trade wind is now in place for the summer. This is the prevailing wind for the next few months and is predominatly dry.
It took 3 hours to find them – Atlantic Spotted dolphin to the east. The entire group of 300 + spread out over a wide area hunting for food. One big old Green Turtle – seen a few of these this year.
10 May 2003. Fished to the west. Caught one very very small White Marlin, prettiest thing in creation. Not 3 feet long and lit up bright iridescent blue. Some current running and clean blue water. Commercial tuna boats hovering – again. Madeiran storm Petrels skipping along in the current lines. This little fellow here skips sideways, different from the others that zig zag forward. Known generally as ‘Mother Cary’s Chickens’, most likely by the way they continually pick at the plankton. Sometimes called ‘Jesus Christ’ birds, from the way they appear to walk on the water!
11 May 2003. NE Trade – one small Whitr . Group of 30+ Tursiops crusing all day on the edge. Picked up the biggest Portuguese Man-o-war I’ve ever seen. The bubble was 6″ long.
13 May 2003. Water is deep blue and warm, 69.5F. No bites. Watched a Storm Petrel being attacked by 4 gulls. They were definately intent on killing the poor little thing. Took the ‘Katherine B’ and headed them off. I am sure they eat these defenceless little birds.
16 May 2003. Luna Eclipse – everyone went mad! 50 plus Pilot Whales. Atlantic Spotted Dolphins in the same area. In the afternoon we saw Common Dolphin in groups of 20-30.
21 May 2003. Strong E wind and hot! known here as ‘leste’ which translates as East. Gulf stream water right in on the edge with more Turtles than I’ve seen before. Many of them mating – must be spring! Found one very large White Marlin late in the afternoon – followed us for ages and knocked down every lure without a hookup.
The log writer is going off the island today – see you in early June. Hopefully Peter will have some ‘tall fishy stories to tell’
23 May 2003. Dolphins to the west – Bottlenose and Spotted.
24 May 2003. Small group of Tursiops 5+ with baby. First time and definately not part of the large group seen in the past few weeks. Then approximately 20 Pilot Whales on the charge > way offshore – spectacular. So many Turtles, some small Albacore caught.
27 May 2003. Large group of Spotted Dolphins. Spectacular. Today Sowerby’s Beaked Whale x 2. Flat calm.
28 May 2003. Flat calm. Small groups of Common Dolphins all the way. 30 Bottlenose, still the same group. Pilot Whales 15+ out wide.
Marlin bite 1000 lb, no hookup!
30 May 2003. Cool, flat calm but overcast. The full group of Atlantic Spotted dolphins off the harbour – 300 approx.
Marlin bite today 900 – no hookup – + tuna bust?
Dorado showing, small pompano.
31 May 2003. Calm NE. No bites. Reports of action to the west. Atlantic Spotted dolphin x 300 and Striped x 30 and very active. Pilot Whales x 15.
02 June 2003. West Wind. One look from a Spearfish, one Pargo (snapper) @ ponto de pargo. The Spearfish lights up pecs only body stays dark. Pecs are short. East to distinguish from the white.
03 June 2003. Calm to light west. Went off 10 miles to find one Hatchet Marlin – sub species of White. Would not bite.
Reports of massive tuna concentrations not far to the south, accompanied by many large Marlin, giving the commercial hand liners lots of trouble.
Atlantic is warming this year at least one month ahead of time, according to my web site Fleet Numerical.
05 June 2003. Good weather. Dorado all over. Some marlin hooked today 1000 lb +.
Large group of Sperm Whales close in and moving SE slowly. SW about 15.
Saw a 1200 – 1300 lb marlin free jump infront of the ‘ Katherine B ‘ – it was huge.
06 June 2003. So many Spotted Dolphins – 1000 plus at least. Must be the most dolphins I have ever seen at one time. All heading west at reasonable speed = 4-5 knots. Observed 6 Tursiops mixed in with the group, actually they were in groups of 2-300 = 5 or 6 groups.
07 June 2003. Mod NE trade. Dorado and one Spearfish all of 6lb! One marlin caught.
3 Sperm Whales and Spotted Dolphin.
08 June 2003. Two Fin Whales slowly heading west, made a good sighting quite close. Then we swam with a group of 300 Spotted Dolphins – amazing.
10 June 2003. Killer Whales reported off the East end of the Island heading west.
13 June 2003. Group of Atlantic Spotted Dolphin out wide. Very playfull for about 30 minutes, then they just gave us the clear signal that they wished to be left alone. These are very sociable animals and so friendly.
14 June 2003. The blues have been caught in the past 4 days 6-700 lb, only 2 or 3 boats fishing. The water is warming up to 70+, but there is very little current.
15 June 2003. Calm no bites. Sperm Whales close by heading south. We went out late pm to find the whales with Katherine and Pepe (yes – the log writer!). The Sperm Whales had gone but we found one huge Fin Whale feeding – 10 miles to the south.
16 June 2003. Calm with heavy haze. 20 + Sperm Whales seen off Girao – same group still here?
19 June 2003. Calm, light NE. Dorados just picking. Water very blue and so many Turtles. Bait schools along the front near the harbour. Mackerel schools shimmering in the main harbour. Atlantic Spotted Dolphins x 50 off the harbour.
21 June 2003. The Atlantic Festival again this evening. A big firework display, Spain’s entry for the competition – they won over China and South Africa. Took the boat out with a group of friends and watched from the harbour entrance. It was amazing, they were being set off at the water line! Katherine, Michael, Robert, Andrew and Maxi had eyes as big as saucers. All set to music.
25 June 2003. Calm. Action right out front. Bait schools in front of the harbour. Atlantic Spotted Dolpin and Pilot Whales close by.
2 Marlin seen and one hooked. Small Skipjack about.
26 June 2003. Light NE Trade. Quiet day, only Dorado about. Spotted Dolphins out west.
27 June 2003. Calm. Atlantic Spotted – hard to find. They have periods of quiet and just melt into the waves. One almost has to be right on top of them before they show themselves!
28 June 2003. 3 Dorado, good size. Still no current. One small marlin caught 150kg T & R
More fireworks again, this time Portugal. We did the same again as last Saturday, wow – amazing. At one with pyrotechnics.
01 July 2003. Small Mahi but no marlin. Saw one of the biggest Sperm Whales I have ever seen for sometime. Lone Bull slowly heading west, seemed to be resting. Fin Whales also seen.
02 July 2003. Calm but no fish – I think they are all on holiday! Atlantic Spotted Dolphin all the way along. One large group to the west rounding up a school of anchovy, plenty of action – but where are the tuna?? answers on a post card please!
03 July 2003. Calm and hot. No billfish. Small Dorado only. Found a pod of Risso’s Dolphins or Grampus – about 15 in the group. All very large and almost pure white. As usual very difficult to approach. They would not come closer than 50 metres. This is a very large group of Grampus, usually in 3 to 6 pods and often singles. Atlantic Spotted seen feeding.
04 July 2003. WORLD CUP. No fish caught in Madeira but the story I tell now will make your toes curl and probably say a few works I can’t print.
Reports from the Canaries that the marlin are firing up again, maybe they will be here in about 2 weeks. This is usually the case.
As normal my Danish Angler Andes insisted on his usual swimming sessions throughout the day. Late in the afternoon he was in the water alone with 30+ Bottlenose dolphin (tursiops). They came around him and he had a wonderful experience. So they moved on and he wanted to try again joined by another of the party.
It all happened again but suddenly the dolphins went into a tight group and Andes and friend (can’t spell the name!) were left alone 20 metres from the boat. Suddenly a dark shape of what I first thought was one of the dolphins come by Andes. But then realized it’s tail was going the wrong way, ie sideways. It stopped and looked at Andes, then went in a circle and passed by both of them at half a metre. This was a 3-4m Mako! It left as quickly as it came leaving Andes and his mate very frightened. It was time to go.. But on the way back to the harbour I made them both go back in the water. From my experience over the years I have found this the only way to over come the fear that can build up and become a phobia.
05 July 2003. Local wind from the west, this is an acceleration caused on the lee of the island by a sometimes very light trade wind – well it had to happen sooner or later. We saw no dolphins or whales, no one else saw any as well. I suspect they are there but just impossible to spot in the bad light conditions.
06 July 2003. Mod NE Trade wind. There is so much bait along the south of the island, why are the tuna and marlin not here? Dolphins are balling schools of anchovy and mackerel all the way to the west end. Commercial boats are making good landings of BET from areas within 100 miles north and south of the Island. A lack of current could be a possible reason. Bottlenose and Spotted Dolphin all the way along. Also 2 Fin Whales. 3 small Dorado was our catch of the day.
08 July 2003. NE Trade. Reports of mackerel school 10 miles off the the south with good size BET feeding. they are close, some wind and current and they will be here.
10 July 2003. 20 + Sperm Whales off the west end. Sounds like the same group seen on June 16.
11 July 2003. Light NE, overcast. Large male Sperm Whale, looked same size and maybe same one as recorded earlier? 70 + Pilot Whales in the same area and Atlantic Spotted Dolphin.
12 July 2003. Light West wind. Large area of Mackerel almost 2 miles across. Everything feeding except tuna. One marlin caught 700 and one other raised.
Fin Whale feeding on the bait school.
16 July 2003. Morning was full of action all over the ocean with Dolphins and FinWhales x 4. Large oceanic Bottlenose, two groups of 30, and large groups of Atlantic Spotted Dolphins.
18 July 2003. Calm – light NE. Two Fin Whales right infront of the harbour, appeared to be feeding. Atlantic Spotted Dolphin to the west. We found the nursery group – Mother and babies, very friendly. Katherine really enjoyed this for the first time , ‘ is it time to go back already? ‘
19 July 2003. No fish but lots of action well off shore. Balls of bait and mackerel being rounded up by Atlantic Spotted Dolphins and caught in a very orderly feasting session – very spectacular. A large Fin Whale feeding and a large Sperm Whale seen in front of the harbour this morning.
20 July 2003. 3 family trip this afternoon – Michel, Van der Gaag and us (bristow’s). Calm to the west. We found a small pod of Atlantic Spotted Dolphin, looks like a nursery group with very small babies, I would say only a few days old. To the west we found a Fin Whale feeding on mackerel. On the way back a large group of Ocean Bottlenose. Almost black in colour with strange white markings around the mouth area. Quite friendly bow riding with some spectacular leaps besides the boat. Everyone was very impressed – and surprised. The last 4 times Katherine (almost 9) has been out on ‘ Katherine B’ she has seen Fin Whales. This is a most wonderful experience that children can ever have.
One Marlin caught today – 800 lb.
22 July 2003. Great day, fished to the west, 2 skipjack and 2 dorado. 2 Spearfish – double header. While we had the 2 spear fish on, 200lb Tunas started busting half a mile away – a sight for sore eyes! Spearfish were 15 and 30 lb on 20lb tackle caught by the 2 children.
100 + Spotted Dolphin in the area, dare I say that the season is about to start?
25 July 2003. Strong NE trade. 2 Fin Whales, they were staying very close together. The smaller of the two rolled over on her side and showed the white colouring of the right hand side from the head to the tail flipper. They seemed to be feeding but could this be the mating season.
One Marlin brought in 1085 – um! Two BET 100-150 lbs.
27 July 2003. Did some engine work today – set the valves and changed an injector line, what a difference that makes.
One marlin tagged and released, 1000 lb +.
31 July 2003. Action all over. Fin Whales moving around on the fishing ground. Had to be careful where I was driving the boat for fear of running over a whale. Vast area of mackerel and bait and Bottlenose dolphin feeding in the midst of all this we caught, tagged and released a 450 lb Blue Marlin. A few skip jack around.
02 Aug 2003. Had a look around in the afternoon, no current moving no fish biting.
03 Aug 2003. Looked out from the house and saw the current lines. I suspect the fish will bite today.
Correct – small fleet tagged, one 950 blue, and 2 big eye caught approx 80 lb each. Skipper says ‘ pack your bags and get here quick’.
05 Aug 2003. The other day I got an email from on of our log readers. With permission I am printing it as I believe this guy has a good idea about NOT killing the big fish.
Icredible that people are stille killing
“the king of the sea”. I’ve caught some marlin around the world but never
killed one. Even in Mauritius, where the captain and mate begged me to bring
the fish to the shore, I didn’t. Instead I gave a large tip to compensate
the “loss” (the people there are really poor as you know).
I’m still wondering what’s the meaning of having a foto of a death marlin with you
as an angler standing by? I think you’ll agree with me. So teach the inexperienced
and novice anglers to realese the fish. It’s so much more fun to do so!
I’ll continue reading your reports so keep up the good work.
Marc from Holland.
09 Aug 2003. Marlin and tuna biting. Sadly another fish was killed today.
ANOTHER EMAIL WAS SENT TO US ON AUG 7TH WHICH I’M PRINTING WITH PERMISSION
comments: Captian Peter Bristow,
I was fishing on your boat in Australia the Avalon,and I had to take my Hat of to you. A 6 or 700 pound Black Marlin arrived at the back of your boat and it looked to be DEAD! But you insisted that you would bring it back to life. You had me put a rope on its sword and started towing it around slowly. After about 10 minutes I said that it would not revive, but you insisted it would ! About 5 minutes latter I could see a twitch in its tail, and after about 22 minutes it was swimming along side of the boat and we released it and watched it swim away. This was a great sight and showed what a determined person and conservationist you are!! If more Captains word take the time to revive a fish that looked DEAD insted of rushing of to perhaps Kill another fish for the charter party, perhaps the King of the sea will be around with us for a long time. Thank you for that lesson!!!!!!!
Frank from New Zealand.
That story is about 20 years old, but what a memory it holds – letting the fish go.
Sorry about being slow for the updates, but our daughter is about to start school in UK so I’ve packing as well to do now. I’ll update in a day or so.
08 Aug 2003. Calm, overcast. Tuna and Marlin being caught – BET around 100-150 lb.
Pilot Whales feeding on Mackerel, a few bottlenose as well. 3-4 miles off I could smell the strong smell of tuna and mackerel all the way along the coast. This is a very different year to the past 6. Concentrations of mackerel have now been present for the past 2 months. The water remains clean but gray.
10 Aug 2003. We went on a family day with friends, saw a large pod of Pilot Whales who were very friendly and the kids just loved. Instant cure for ‘not feeling very good Mummy’.
Heavey smoke haze – Europe is on Fire, Madeira remains cool and normal temp.
One Marlin caught T&R – 500 lb. 2 tuna 150 lb each.
13 Aug 2003. Nothing happened today. Large group for Oceanic Bottlenose off the Harbour and Spotted Atlantic Dolphin.
14 Aug 2003. No bites. Bait balls of mackerel. One marlin T&R 1000 lb, late pm, same area as bait.
15 Aug 2003. Double whale and dolphin watch today. In the morning Tursiops x 10 off the harbour and Spotted Dolphin x 100. In the afternoon a large Fin Whale to the west.
Reports of a large group of Fin Whales feeding on the north drop.
One marlin caught T&R today – 700 lb.
16 Aug 2003. No bites. Fin Whales x 3. 100 + Spotted Dolphin and Family group of Pilot Whales. Very distinct segregation of old males and the rest of the family. A least 6 in the ‘ Old Boys Club ‘. Light NE – calm.
21 Aug 2003. Reports of BET and marlin yesterday.
Before I sign off we’d like to stress that the Whale and Dolphin sightings are only what Peter sees and records on our trips and does not reflect on the rest of the fleet.
Fishing is picking up, we have some time available so give us a call on (351) 96 281 4906
A last note now – This log will again go on – hold. It’s school time in the UK so I’ve to be there with Katherine. When I get set up as soon as I can I will commence with the log via email from the boss – well the skipper anyway. This may take a few weeks but then recently that’s nothing new.
So keep checking I’ll be back on air as soon as I can. IF you are desperate for info then just call Peter on (351) 96 281 4906 or email him at email@example.com