Fedor Konyukhov

The First Fish

Fedor Konyukhov via satellite phone: “According to my GPS I covered 60 nautical miles during the last 24 hours (12:00 UTC – 12:00 UTC). This is a great speed. It’s my goal to do at least 60 miles given that the weather cooperates.  However, I can already testify that by tomorrow morning I won’t be able to meet this goal. But I have a good reason for it – tuna fish. Yes, I did it. I caught a fish, a small tuna. Without any high hopes I released a fishing line overboard, and at a boat’s speed of 2.5-3 knots began fishing. This simple trolling paid off.  In about two hours, I heard a fishing reel and had to stop rowing. Without too much of a fight I was able to retrieve a small tuna fish of 40 cm in length.  Just what I needed! I don’t want any bigger fish since there is or fridge or ice box on board.  About an hour was spent on cleaning and cooking the fish. A fish soup, accompanied by sashimi was worth loosing some mileage. I dined on a gourmet food with the most gorgeous view of the ocean. This lunch was very welcomed after two weeks of dry and canned food.

I’m glad I was able test important equipment on aboard – my fishing gear. It worked well. Life is good. My course is west-north-west. I’m in a good mood despite the low clouds and luck of sun.  It’s good that I ran the watermaker yesterday and got 6 liters of fresh water. I’m with you. Fedor. ”

The map of the Tourgoyak's course: http://yb.tl/konyukhov2

The detailed map of the course: www.oceanrowing.com/Konyukhov/Pacific2013/dist_map.htm

Translated by Tatiana Koreski