You set out for a sturgeon fishing session with high expectation.
The rods are powerful, the reels large and the line tends to be about 130 lb breaking strain. On your first trip you have little idea of what to expect. You’ve seen the pictures and have read the articles by the lucky few that have been on the trip. You sit and soak up the scenery hoping that your rod tip will bend towards the surface of the water as a sturgeon takes hold and runs with the bait. Often the rod tip bounces delicately and then moves steadily for a short distance. This is the time to strike! As the fish powers away you start to get a feel of the size of the thing which is attached to your line. Pumping and pulling eventually brings to the surface a creature of prehistory in all it’s glory.
It’s an amazing sight and at that moment all tiredness disappears from your body as you are now faced with the problem of how this fish is going to fit in your arms for a photo shoot.
A good guide should be there to help and advise. Take a look at Steve Kaye’s site.