I haven't had so much fun in the mud for years!
As the tide goes out the flounder flap in the mud a bit...
And into my bucket... Which isn't big enough as they kept jumping out again.
A bigger bucket is now on my shopping list.
I have now learned that I should clear the net while it is still in water
so I can put the undersized (smaller than 25cm) flounder back. Luckily there weren't any.
I have also learned that the daily catch is 20.
They were so fresh they wriggled and jumped round the table.
This was my biggest catch of 17... I took the net out of the water after this.
Enough flounder is enough even with lots of neighbours to give them to.
It's a messy job and they are bony fish even with a sharp knife.
I needed to make sure I had a bucket of clean sea water before the tide
went out as they are best washed in sea water not fresh water.
Into the pan. I cook them in a little coconut oil. The skin usually comes off
but I don't mind as I don't like eating the skin.
And onto my plate with lemon and parsley. Dinner's ready!