Out for a short session off the beach.Weather hot and sunny 28 degrees.
Was using the rovex lure pro quad great travel rod 8ft four equal sections.
First cast with a Salt Skimmer over a weed bed (the beaches round here have huge beds of a grassy type weed called poseidonia) and there was a splash near the lure so I was hopeful. I was working the lure over the weed beds for 20 minutes or so when there was an eruption on the surface and a fish was on.I could see the fish wasn't huge but was very energetic, taking line off the reel, splashing on the surface and then diving and zipping left and right.
Got him in to the beach OK to have a look at him I didn't recognise him-i think it was a kind of small Jack but I don't know. What I do know is that it has a set or really sore spines running from the head back to the dorsal fin because I got a nice spike off him. Pic beliw
I didn't take a pic there and then because I was wading in my shorts and left the phone back at the apartment. In any case, a fishing session that resulted in dinner was more likely to yield more sessions,so he was knocked on the head and left back to herself under the shade of the umbrella to mind.
Ten more minutes and I was getting hot working the surface lure so I switched to a silver and blue black minnow (the med being the home of the sardine and anchovy)
Few casts with that and I was slowly retrieving through the wed bed when I felt a snag.Then the snag started fighting back! Another of the same fish a little smaller.Great energetic fighters these fish.
As I was landing the fish a few locals came over for a look they were completely mystified by the black minnow.One of them was fishing a beach rod with a big float and a plug underneath it but he had no luck while I saw him.they told me the name of my fish in Italian but I since forgot. They confirmed it was good to eat.
Off home we went with dinner in the bag I'll report later on how it tastes!
If anyone could ID the fish it would be great.Note the odd lateral line-out couldn't find any fish pic to match it
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