Here’s a few shots from our 2012 Skate Hunt, featuring some neat wee beasties caught by Steve Ashton, Dave Dillon, Kieth Armishaw, Patrick Lawlor and Allan Dillon. See our Skate Report for more details about the trip. We are now back ‘down south’ in The Rhins of Galloway ready for the Tope season.
Matty had a great day with four fish up to 207 pounds for tope regulars Brendan Mcandrew and Davie from Sterling.
The pictures are of long time friend Mark Abey who fish of 184 and 176.
I had regulars John Blakey’s party from Fife on Saturday; all skate virgins. although the fishing was slow we did manage fish of 183 and 176
Matty got the trip off to a good start with this 205 for Cumbrian John Smith. John has has plenty of tope trips with us but this is his first skate. It’s all down hill down John.
I had another day running in my engine and start chartering tomorrow.
Guy with a Blackmouth Dogfish, and elegant wee beastie, captured with an Onyer Marks Angling Charter. If you would like to go on a species hunt – or just go angling for Tope or Pollack – contact us – either phone 01776 840346 or why not send us an e-mail for more information, dates, availability and so forth!
Above, Guy’s 15lb 4oz Smoothound would have beaten the Scottish record by 5 pounds.
Above, another good Smoothound caught by…er…’Paul’s Son’ (it says here….) recently.
Carl caught this neat Thornback Ray whilst angling with his son on one of our charters. Check out the other species of Ray we have caught over the years too, our galleries have some great images and catches.
Sheila caught this fine Plaice a while back. A staple part of the diet once upon a time, Plaice and chips was a popular dish (probably still is…). Rather than cook this one thought, we returned it back into the sea.