Well Jeff, this one is for you. As you can see, Ley is doing her level best to comply with your instructions. This Spanish Mackerel is Four Star eating.
In the past week Ley has landed more fish than our freezer can hold and is now working on new ways of preparing fish to keep the meals interesting.
Last night it was a delicious Fish Pie - you can download the recipe here.
The ocean waters here in Madagascar are just loaded with fish - one of the few places where commercial fishing hasn't stripped everything out.
We delivered it to their boat just before dinner time, and over drinks I showed them how to deploy it and rig it to the boat with the bungee.
They joked that they might land a fish right there in the anchorage, and I explained it couldn't happen as it was dark and the fish would not see the lure. Also, we weren't even moving !
You can probably guess what happened next - a 1.5 meter Military Pike attacked the lure and we landed it within a few minutes. That rig has since caught two more big fish, a very successful birthday gift !