water was a little creamy so I decided an SG sandeel in pearl might do the trick,
didn’t settle on it, tried a laminated Wave Worm , then a DC9 , all in 20 mins, daft really. I had
another rummage through the box and picked a Mag Popper, considering that last
year I went without a single take on the surface for the whole season I was for
some reason confident this would solve the problem. It’s always scored for me
in the past but last year this and any other surface lure I put on couldn’t buy
me a bite. Anyway,about 5 minutes after
changing I was looking somewhere else but felt a tap. I looked around
to see a big flat spot in the waves, fish, it came again, but got it this time,
good fish, so we settled in for some fun for a minute or so but despite the
brand new Owners it came off, pissed right off, again….
This didn’t exactly make up for it but as it took off across the surface much Iike the Houndfish I’ve caught at a few destinations I knew I was into my first Scottish Garfish, not too common up here. I’ve caught Gars in Portugal but it was a bit of a surprise, especially in May on thinking about it.
Nearest I'm going to get to a Scottish billfish
Then a nice fish, strong this one, fannied about with it for
a while before it was beached.
A nice little session with the fish all coming off the top. I hit the road quitting while I was ahead. I didn’t even get to high tide, might have gotten another fish or two but no point in pushing my luck, no point in tempting fate.