Although we have endured some terrible weather throughout the month of August and September when we have had a decent day the Boats have had some nice Tope up to and over the 60lbs
Also from Rock Marks there has been a few nice Tope up to and over the 40lbs as well as some decent sized Pollack from West side of the Peninsula.
Lochryan Sea Angling Association held their 2 Day Angling Festival on the 16th and 17th Sept.
The Matches which were Measure and release were held on Terrally Bay, Ardwell backshore and from Lighthouse Pt.-Stenaline in Cairnryan.
Thanks to visiting and local anglers that left these venues clear for this event ,much appreciated. Fish were pretty scarce on Both days ,but there were a few Mackerel around and the Dogfish and Whiting were really scant maybe due to the amount of North winds recently. Thanks go to all the anglers who travelled to make this event a success ,from up North, North East England and North Ireland much appreiciated,
The Winner of the 2 Day Festival was Billy Buckley ( Scotland) 2nd Adam Scholes (Scotland) and 3rd Tommy Tait ( N.East England ) Billy won the Stenline Ferry Ticket plus a good few Dollars, our thanks to Stenaline for their Sponsorship of this Event.
Zone winners sat 16th Sept. Zone a 1st Mickey Bell (N.East England ) 2nd Bobby Laughlin ( N.Ireland) 3rd Barry Scholes (Cumbria) 4th Tommy Tait ( N.East England) Zone b 1st Brian Maxwell ( Scotland ) 2nd Billy Buckley ( Scotland) 3rd Billy Russell (Scotland) 4th Adam Scholes (Scotland)
Zone winners Sun 17th sept Zone a 1st Billy Buckley ( Scotland) 2nd Adam Scholes (Scotland) 3rd Nicky Robson (N.East England) 4th Tommy Tait (N.East England) Zone b 1st Vic Hendrie (Scotland) 2nd Steve richardson (N.East England) 3rd Dave Delaney ( N.East England and 4th Equal Ken Mc Coy ( N.East England),Jim Keith ( Scotland) and Stevie Potts ( N. East England ) Alec Bell ( Scotland won the Longest Fish over the 2 Days with a 51cm Bullhuss and the longest Fish winners were Scott Mc Cartney ( Scotland),Bobby Laughlin ( N.Ireland)and Steve Richardson ( N.East England) The Best Lochryan Member over the 2 Days was Allan Mc Lelland ( Allan Mc lelland Roofing )
The Best Junior over the 2 days was Aimz Clark who put some of the seniors to shame as she weighed in Both days all junior anglers who competed received tackle prizes but Aimz won the Abu Rocket Reel for best Junior.
A big Thank you goes to all the Tackle Companies that helped with prizes Pure fishing, Daiwa Sports, Leeda,Masterline Walker, Swift, Breakaway, Gemini,WSB, Kiddy and if I have missed anyone I can only apologise.
Thanks also go to Zone sponsors Martin Lock (SVM Port services),George White ( George White Plumbing),Billy Paton ( South West Plant Hire Ltd ) and Eric Mc Lean ( The Sports Shop,Stranraer) and thanks to Paul from The Commercial Inn ,Agnew Crescent ,Stranraer for allowing us to run the Event from his premises, and finally thanks to All the Lochryan Lads for their help in running the event and to everyone that donated Raffle Prizes. Here are a few pictures from the Event.
Tight Lines Eric