Mixed Weather but Fishing still Good

The Mixed Weather of late has made it difficult for the Small Boat Anglers to get out,but when they have managed a trip the Fishing has still been good. The Tope have been a bit elusive but a few have been landed as well as Bullhuss,Spurdog and a few big Common Skate. For the Species Hunters there have been lots around Dover Sole,Streaked Gurnards, Smelt and,Brill to name a few of the harder ones to catch. From the Shore and Rock Marks around the Area there have bee a few decent sized Pollack,Smoothhounds,Bullhuss and even a few Tope landed.

On Sat 20th July Lochryan Sea Angling Association held their All-Night -Match as well as a joint Inter-Club Match with Peever Sea Anglers and Solway Vikings The Venue was Terrally Bay and the weather was kind ,No Rain and a slight breeze to keep the Midges at bay. The species landed included Dogfish,Grey and Tub Gurnard,Whiting,Smoothhound,Rockling,Flounder,Pollack,Mackerel and Coalfish. There were no Blank cards at this match and there was over 52 metres of Fish measured and released. the results as follows –

Senior Longest Bag 1st John Higgins 470cm 2nd Eric Mc Lean457cm 3rd Darren Muir 378cm

Senior longest Fish 1st Colin Rothwell 95cm Smoothhound 2nd Paul Mulvie 86cm Smoothhound and 3rd Wullie Watson 85cm Smoothhound

Junior longest Bag 1st Andrew Mc Lean 254cm 2nd Thomas Copeland 193cm 3rd Bruce Copeland 156cm and Longest Fish was Andrew Mclean with a 93cm Smoothhound

Lochryan also held their 2 Day Species Hunt on Sat 3rd and Sun 4th August. All the Anglers competing in this Event were issued with a Laminated Card for Sat and Sun and Fish were Photographed and returned,if the Fish was a size fish 2 pts were awarded and if it was just a species 1pt was given,to get 2pts they had to be measured on an official measure and photographed with the laminated card in view. Gavin Mc Crae was the Victor retaining his Title as species champ from last year,no mean feat to win this 2 years in a row. Gavin had 19 species and amassed a total of 28pts. Darren Muir came 2nd with 21pts and Dean Drysdale and Paul Mc Kie were 3rd equal on 18pts