Thursday, 26 August 2010

Super Super Spook in the moonrise



Had a session last night, glorious evening totally still, so still I could hear the lure sloshing through the water as I walked it back toward me. The mark I fished is truly treacherous under foot so much so I had to think twice about fishing it myself. Jamie still has my wading stick so I never moved around much which probably resulted in me only catching one Bass of about 2 pounds. The highlight of the night were the crazy crazy Pollack, stopped counting after fifteen, nothing big with them all being under 2 pounds but man oh man ! Having fished here before I expect a few along with the Bass but I don’t think the latter got a look in last night. What I did get was lots of practice on twitch and move with the Super Spook in chartreuse, truth is the less you moved it the better. The nearest thing I have seen to their antics was a sea lion playing with a ball as they bounced the lure a foot into the air when the didn’t get hooked (which was also lots and lots of times) I found myself standing laughing out loud alone, needed something to make me laugh as its total leg & ankle straight into an air ambulance sort of place. Pictures were a hassle and they one’s I have are pretty crap, no time to take decent pictures for the faaashen

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Day 3


Morning broke and we were met with flat calm seas and bright sunshine...superb.Basking sharks everywhere, we saw about 15-20 in a two mile stretch. Three days on a boat had started to do strange things to me by this point.


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Evening day 2

A light refreshment, some food and a Tope for me in 8 meters of water at our anchorage, what a laugh

Day 2







Day 2

Off by Arran and Pladda on Friday night to put our head down in Campbeltown. A few pints then off in the morning for Islay at dawn. We got the balloon floats ready and off we went.

Long distance Porgie trip Day 1


Had a great weekend with Stu and Willie on Reel Deal which is their Rodman 1040(nice btw). We fished the North Channel between Ireland and Islay for Porgies. No joy on the Porbeagles but we saw large whales jumping clear of the water,smaller species of whales and more basking sharks than I have ever seen in one area. There was some amazing currents and whirlpools due to the tide flowing hard over reefs and pinnacles, flat calms seas, good banter and some tope here and there as well as some Pollack and Whiting thrown in, tip top.

Friday, 13 August 2010

Porbeagles ?

I got a phone call at 8.30am on Thursday. Fancy weekend fishing for Porgies? Eh, yes when do we leave? Being in Aberdeen at the time I came back home last night and hurriedly got myself organised. We leave tonight, 2 ½ days living on my mates Rodman, should be interesting. I will hopefully have a few tales to tell…..

Heads of Ayr last Monday

After a few nice Bass were caught of Prestwick beach last week I thought I would try a session locally for a few hours mid week. Jamie and I headed to a rock mark I had not fished for 15 years. With a rising tide into darkness I guessed we might have a reasonable chance of a Bass. Kelp, broken ground and patches of sand meant my memory had not failed me and with a few gannets working the area we had a chance. Early in the session we both had fish hit the popper hard, we both saw the fish but they were to far out to ID correctly. I gave it a 50/50 chance of being Bass. An hour or so later and with the tide well on the rise we started to pick up some fish, not Bass but some nice Coalies and I had a solitary Mackerel. The blank was off and the Bass just might have been in the area at the start of the session. Jamie did better than me opting to throw some metal at the fish; I stuck with the Maria Chase hoping any passing Bass might prefer this offering. The fact is with fish to 6 pounds caught locally this place should produce the odd Bass, maybe next time

Wednesday, 4 August 2010


I had a late afternoon session on Sunday at a new mark I had walked by and fished close to before. Difficult little area which was shallow,had tide, onshore wind and stacks of bladder rack to deal with. Four of us fished and I was lucky to have three of the four fish caught. Between us we lost a few more fish and had a number of takes. My fish came on the Feedshallow x 2 and Mag Popper x1