The weather forecast was good, and our boat was long overdue for some time away from her mooring in Waikawa.
We motored over to Kumutoto and anchored after retrieving my cap that got blown into the water by an unexpected gust.
The aim was to let my son Henry catch his first fish, and troll a lure on the way back to see what might hit it.
Some pleasant time was spent bringing some spotties onboard, with Henry pulling his first fish aboard with some help; and flicking out softbaits with no more luck than a few tentative pulls at one point.
Towing a lure around the bay before heading back towards Allports Island yielded a barracouta near Kumutoto Point - a fun end to a good day.
All fish were released.