Updated: Jan 26
Today Deep Blue was adorned with her new sponsor logos, and I think she looks great. I’m really looking forward to a long and successful relationship with Daiwa. I love their equipment, and their branding is slick.
The guys from SignTek in Eastbourne arrived at noon. Deep Blue was moved to a pontoon with more space for the guys to work around.
It was a good excuse to parade her around the harbour to be truthful. The boat really stands out against the rest.
A very notable mention to Raymarine too. I got in touch with Richard Marsden, Raymarine’s UK marketing manager on Instagram. I explained the equipment on my boat, told him the story of how I got to where I am today, and he very kindly offered some very generous discount on their Axiom and Quantum range. I duly obliged.
It’s little over a week until Deep Blue joins the Manx Belle skippered by John Little on the first (of many I hope) Species League trips out of the Marina at Sovereign Harbour.
February the 4th sees eight anglers onboard to find out what the rock and sand marks of Eastbourne have to offer early in the season. Plaice, dab, flounder and rays of variation will be targeted, and with Manx Belle landing a tubot and amazingly an angler fish today, who knows what delights we will have in store for us.
I will be joined on deck by a good friend, and top angler himself, Gaz ‘do it all’ Hurst.
Out of the eight anglers pencilled in, there are a few that come with big reputations. Rolf Marschalek who won the south east Species League last year and formerly ranked 3 in the world, Marcus Wuest who is the president of the European Federation of Sea Anglers and Daz Rose captain of the Scotland boat team. Big hitters indeed.
Lets hope the English Channel delivers the fish on the day.