Planned long in advance the RNLI boat and kayak fishing competition was sadly cancelled due to adverse wild Scottish weather . However with the time booked off and all the little preparation prior to the trip we still decided to go out . Our group was small to start of this time , Only 3 kayaks and a motorised dingy out for the day .We spend the night tucked in the car , with a good breeze and some lashing rain hammering the windows we wandered what the next day would bring . Up and ready the next morning we were ready to go and a quick check on the dashboard , indicating a paltry 2C . We paddled out heading up the way in total wilderness .The snow was sticking up the mountain slopes , the sleet was falling down and my fingers gripped on the paddle were numb , just about to fall . Never the less the sea was calm and the wind gentle .The tide was rising slowly and the three of us drifted gently . A set of baited feathers hovering close to the bottom I was soon into a fish .The first cod , codling of the day was surfacing in really cold condition . I unhooked the kelped coloured creature and straight returned it to the water . And then another bite , another codling . This lasted another 20 minutes with some more fish and we paddled right across the sea loch . At that time we joined the dingy basher , father and 2 sons having a fun day . Same again , slow drift , rocky ground and some more fish came our ways .A poorcod and a Saith that was already three species on the day . The temperature was slowly warming up and we decided to paddle to the bothy . Now that is a trek ! Glen and myself paddled and paddled into the great wilderness . Eventually we reach the little house and were greeted by 2 outdoors fanatics .Visit of the little cottage ,2 large rooms with wood burning fireplace , a small bedroom with 2 large bunk bed , what a place , clean and tidy . Part two of the trip was to paddle back and rejoin the fishers .With the wind strengthening and a long journey back we hugged the coastline as much I we could . An hour later hard paddling we eventually rejoin our pals in a little bay .We stopped for a while around a little drift wood fire , warm enough to keep us dry . We extinguished the fire then paddled further on and cowered next to the quarry , sore sight in the magnificent landscape . Eventually we reach our launching spot , height hours later . On the day we truly enjoyed the wild landscape , fishing was sparse , little fish about and the kids managed a decent ling too.The kids were loving it our arms were aching of pure happiness .Till next adventure tight lines all .

ETIVE TAM GLEN FIRE (1 of 1)ETIVE MOUNTAIN SCENIC (1 of 1)ETIVE GLEN SCENIC MOUNTAINS CLOSE UP (1 of 1)ETIVE NICO SAITH (1 of 1)ETIVE GLEN SCENIC MOUNTAINS (1 of 1)ETIVE GLEN ROCK (1 of 1)

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