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Tope have appeared on the Portpatrick and Portlogan Marks - The Tope have appeared on the Portpatrick and Portpatrick Marks and also some nice Teen sized Spurdogs and Bullhuss around. In LuceBay the Tope have been a bit elusive lately,but when you get attached there have been some decent 40 plus sized fish landed. The Mackerel are plentiful in the Bay at the moment and can be easily caught from the Rock Marks on the east side of The Mull of Galloway. When fishing from these Rock marks it is worth trying big baits as there have been some Tope and nice sized Bullhuss caught. Beach Marks like Terrally Bay,Grennan,Chappelrossan ...more
Tope and Smoothhounds all around the Area - The Area is really fishing well with lots of Smoothhounds around and the Tope are increasing in numbers. A Tope over 70lbs was caught from Portlogan last week and there were few Spurdog and Bullhuss caught at the weekend. Shore and Rock Marks worth a try are Terrally Bay, Chappelrossan Point,Yellow Isle ,Killantringan Marks for Smoothhound. Pollack Fishing is good on the West side of the Peninsula,Tandoo Point,Lairds, Mull of galloway etc The Mackerel are in numbers in luce Bay and lochryan . Lochryan Sea angling association held a Match on Monrieth Beach, there were around 50 Fish measured and ...more
The Area starting to Fish really well from Boat and Shore - The Area is starting to Fish really well from Boat and Shore. From the Beaches there are Dogfish,Smoothhounds ,Gurnards,Flounder,Plaice and a few more species being caught. from Rock Marks around the area a few Pollack,Dogfish,Bullhuss,Coalfish and lots of other species being landed. The Boats are landing a good number of Species Tope ,Ray,s,Smoothhound,Gurnards,Mackerel,Whiting,Pollack,Bullhuss,Codling ,Haddock, Wrasse,Plaice,Dabs and many more species Lochryan Sea Angling association held their First Match of the 2019 Season on Sunday 19th May. The Match was also an Inter-Club Match with Peever S.A and Solway Vikings which was held on the Banks of the River Dee in Kirkcudbright,where ...more
Tope and Smoothhounds back in the Area - The Tope and Smoothhounds have made an appearance in Lucebay and Wigtown Bay Areas. Mackerel are in Lochryan ,Portlogan ,and Lucebay. There are lots of Dogfish around,Pollack and the Plaice have appeared around Portlogan and Portpatrick . Still the occasional Common Skate being caught from Portlogan and Portpatrick,a few Haddock,Pollack and Bullhuss as well. Grey Gurnards ,Whiting,Dabs and many other species are turning up . I had a run out in Lucebay on Sunday past where we had 9 different species whilst mainly targeting Tope and Smoothhounds . The species consisted of Thornback Ray,Whiting,Grey Gurnard,Mackerel,Tope,Smoothhound,Dab,Dogfish and Bullhuss. The Mackerel were ...more
First Mackerel Caught - The First Mackerel of the season have been caught of Portlogan. Also there have been a few Spurdog,Common Skate,Pollack,Coalfish etc caught from the Charter Boats from Portpatrick. From the Beaches and Rock Marks the first Plaice of the season have started to appear,Coalfish ,Flounder,Pollack and a few Dogfish are also around. The Final Match of TheSports Shop,WinterLeague was fished on the 17th of March. Thanks go to Mark Dewar for making a good job of Running the League and also thanks to all others that helped with pegging the beaches etc. The Zone Winners on the night were as follows ...more
Panama Trip - ,Just returned from a Trip to Panama ,where we Fished with Panafishing(www.panafishing.com) which is located on the Tuna Coast of Panama in a small town called Pedasi. The owner Pierre-Andre Demauge,Family and team made our stay welcoming and comfortable at their Lodge. The Food prepared by Freddie was excellent and Maria kept us topped up with liquids for the duration of our stay. ( SFC Travel can accomodate both Individual Anglers or Parties wishing to visit this Fantastic Place). The Fishing was good for TopWater Sport with lots of Fish chasing the balls of Sardine that frequent the shores around ...more
Update on The Sports Shop Winter League - Match 2 of The Sports Shop Winter League was held on Terrally Bay on the 15th January. Sea condition,s were good for a change ,hardly any weed and fairly calm sea with clear water. Species caught included Whiting,Coalfish,Dogfish ,Dabs,and Rockling. Results as follows- Seniors Zone A 1st Scott Mc Cartney 2nd Brian Maxwell 3rd Bruce Mc Lean Zone B 1st Isaac Muir 2nd Alan Hughes 3rd Eric Mc lean Juniors 1st Bruce Copeland 2nd Andrew McLean 3rd Thomas Copeland Match 3 of the League was held on Larbrax Beach on 20th January. Strong northerly winds made angling difficult with lots ...more
Still a Few decent Fish Around the Area. - There are still a few Decent Fish around the Area. Pollack up to and over the 3lbs can be caught from Marks around Portlogan and Portpatrick also a few other species such as Whiting,Dabs etc from The Yellow Isle,Lairds Point and Cheese Rock. Portlogan Beach also worth a try for Flatfish,Coalfish etc. Lucky Dip ii , Charter Boat from Portpatrick ,skippered by Steve Stringer has been landing a few nice Common Skate as well as a few other Species when the weather has been kind enough to let him sail.Steve has a Facebook Page on which he post,s updates and ...more
Porbeagle Shark landed in Luce Bay - The Area is still Fishing really well ,and there are still lots of the Summer Species still around. However the Strong Winds have made it difficult for  all the Boats getting out around the area, however when the winds subsided the First Porbeagle Shark that has been caught and landed in Luce Bay for a number of Years came aboard Charter Boat "Go West" Skippered by Spike Millington,it was landed for a Photo  then released . There has been a few seen over the years  ,and probably a few hooked and lost whilst having Tope Gear on but nice to ...more
Area Still fishing well for Tope and Species from Boat and Shore - The Area is still Fishing well from Boat and Shore for Tope,some over 50lbs been landed in the Boats and from rock Marks there have been Fish over the 40lbs caught. The weather has been a bit windy lately and the small Boats and sometimes even the Charter Boats have not been able to get out ,however when they can get to marks of their choice the Fishing has been really good,still Spurdogs,Tope ,Bullhuss and lots of other species as well as Common Skate being hooked. the Mull of Galloway Sea Angling Festival was held at the end of August ...more