Harbour netting at Morston
Wednesday August 31st, 2016
Starting at the crack of dawn we lugged some heavy nets across the mud flats into the boat and followed the creaks to find our survey sites. We came off the boat and waded through thick mud to take the net out and round and then drew it back in, absolutely full of fish! We put them all in tubs and identified and measured them before releasing them back into the water.
When the tide started going out it became even more of a challenge to wade through the oozing gloop and the current was extremely strong. We did another net in a safer spot and caught even more. There were literally thousands of sand and common gobies and a good number of smelt, sand eels, bass and herring, and a few flounder. The bird life was brilliant too!