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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
Fantastic Tope Fishing around the Area - The Area at the moment is fishing fantastic for Tope,with Fish up to and over the 75lbs being landed,also some really good sized Spurdogs around ,some a good bit over the 20lbs and a few Bullhuss have been nearing the 20lbs size as well. Mackerel have still been a bit evasive at times ,allthough when you travel out a bit further they seem to be about in decent numbers.From the Shore the best places to try for Mackerel would be the Railway Pier at Stranraer,Finnarts and Cairnryan ,the Mull of Galloway and there have been a few from Terrally Bay ...more
Tope and Spurdogs Galore - The small Boats and Charter Boats Have been having a fantastic time lately . With the recent Hot and Calm Weather they have been able to explore more marks around the area ,in LuceBay,off Portlogan and Portpatrick as well as out from Isle of Whithorn.Tope up to around 50lbs have allready been landed this season as well as Spurdogs over the 20lbs and some nice sized double figure Bullhuss. Lots of the summer species are here now as well, and for all the people that are chasing different species you might be able to land one in our area. From ...more
Tope Galore ,Area Fishing really well - There are Tope being caught in Numbers in Luce Bay and Wigtown Bay as well as Smoothhounds ,Bullhuss,and Thornback Rays. The Mackerel are still not showing in large shoals but there are enough about to get a few Baits  for the Tope and other species. There are a few Bass about as well as Gurnards ,Small Whiting ,Codling etc and the Boats out from Portlogan and Portpatrick have been getting a few Pollack,Haddock,Spurdog ,Bullhuss etc,  From the Rock marks there has been a good lot of Tope landed as well as Smoothhounds and Thornback Rays,also Flounder ,Plaice ,Dabs and Dogfish. ...more
Sea Fishing is getting better weekly - Sea Fishing is getting better weekly,a few Mackerel and Herring from Portlogan,also some Mackerel in lochryan but still not in large numbers. some of the other Summer species are appearing around our Shores,Smoothhounds,Tope ,Thornback Ray,Plaice,Pollack etc. The Pollack Fishing on the West side of the Peninsula is providing a bit of sport with Fish up to and over the 4lbs size having been landed.Plenty of Dogfish around the Mull of Galloway Marks as well now,and the odd nice Bullhuss.Wigtown Bay Marks have been producing a few Smoothhound,Tope,Bullhuss,Thornback Ray ,Flounder ,Bass,Dogfish etc.Lochryan Sea Angling Association Fished an Interclub match with Peever ...more