Paddle training...with an eel...

Got out after work on Friday to do a bit of training, and the plan was to paddle around Spike island and on down towards Roche's Point on the west side of the harbour.
I trolled an eddy stone eel as i went...why not??
Straight away the weed was an issue and to make matters worse when i got around the island a small craft warning came out via the VHF.
It got a bit lumpy and i headed for the west side of the harbour again and paddled along but the weed was a big problem,so i decided to backtrack and head to a well know point in the harbour to troll around for a while, but alas, no hits on the eel.
Its a slow start this season!
That's fishing, and the summer is coming!