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First time fishing trip for Syrian family

On Friday October 23rd 2015 I took a very excited family party from Syria out mackerel fishing. They had all lived in this country for many years, so were not recent arrivals, but they were truly thrilled to be coming out mackerel fishing for the first time. What made their day very special was lots and lots of mackerel.

Syrian family go fishingWith fourteen people altogether, we divided the party into two one hour trips with seven people on each trip. Several in the group had never been in a boat before. Three of the women were completely veiled with only their eyes showing which was a first for me on my boat.

In their car they had all the ingredients for a large family meal which they would be cooking on the beach. All they had to do was to catch some mackerel. To their delight - and a certain relief from me - they caught well over forty fish in just under two hours!

At this time of year, we're getting near the end of our season for Lyme Regis mackerel fishing and Lyme Regis deep sea fishing trips from Lyme Regis harbour. Harry May boat trips are about to call it a day for another year. We look forward to seeing you all again in 2016.

Published on 27/10/2015.

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