Some fantastic Fishing around the Area at the moment

There is some fantastic Fishing to be had at the moment around the Area. There are are lots of Tope,Spurdogs,Bullhuss and the occasional Common Skate being landed as well as many other species Pollack,Haddock,Thornback Rays,Gurnards,Codling etc. From Rockmarks around The Mull Of Galloway there have been some nice Pollack up to 7lbs that have been caught  ,best method is Spinning Jellies or Frozen Sandeel. The Rock Marks around Portpatrick such as  “The Cheese Rock”,” Yellow Isle “,Tandoo Point”, “Morroch Point ” and Marks along the Killantringan area are all producing a few Fish  Dabs,Smoothhound ,Dogfish,Bullhuss,Codling,Gurnards etc. The Railway Pier in Stranraer is still worth a try for a few Mackerel as they can prove pretty elusive from other marks at the moment. I had a trip out with Alec Bell on his Boat Striker from Portlogan the other Day ,we spent nearly an hour looking for Mackerel ,but decided to go and set the anchor and fish with what baits we had taken with us .First drop and the Whiting were on the Baits straight away ,Baited up with a Whiting and it wasn,t long before a Spurdog made a meal of it . We managed a few Mackerel as we periodically jigged some Tinsels ,and baited up with fresh Mackerel and soon after a Tope screamed off ,thought the Hook was set,but apparently not as this Fish came off,but soon after another Fish tore off with the Bait and I managed to land this one a nice Fish over the 40lbs. The Day became pretty manic after that with Spurdogs galore coming aboard and the odd Bullhuss amongst the mix  and Alec actually pulled a Huss up with a Dogfish in its mouth. A few more Tope were landed ,all over the 30lbs and pretty fiesty Fish. Alec spent the last half hour Fishing Worm,Mussel and Crab Baits and he hooked some Haddock,Codling,Gurnards,Dabs etc and I pulled in a couple of Bullhuss , I think we had about 13 species throughout the Day  and this was without going hunting for them if you targeted Wrasse,Pollack,Coalfish,Flatfish etc I think 20 plus Species and over would be easily possible. Here are some Pics of our Day at Sea from Portlogan                 Tight Lines Eric

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