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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
Sea Fishing in the South West seems to be a bit Later this Year - Sea Fishing in the South west seems to be a bit later this Year, allthough there are a few species being caught from Boat and Shore.  From the Boat in Luce Bay there has been a few Thornback Ray ,small Bullhuss,Dogfish,Herring and Coalfish and from the Portpatrick and Portlogan  areas there has been a few decent Haddock,Herring,Pollack and Coalfish and lots of small Whiting and Codling as well as the odd Plaice,Dogfish and Bullhuss. From Rock Marks on the West Side of the Peninsula there has been some sport with Pollack being caught on assorted Lures and Sandeel Baits,there has ...more
Recent Trip to the Andaman Islands - After Xmas,I was counting down the Days until we were in the Andaman Islands with Game Fishing Asia for a bit of Giant Trevally  and what ever other toothy critters that would have a go at our Poppers ,Stickbaits,,Jigs or Flies. The Rods that I had picked for this Trip were a Tenryu Popping Extreme,Daiwa GT Popping Special and an Okuma Azores Jigging Rod these were paired up with Shimano Stella and Saragosa reels which were filled with Spiderwire Smooth 100lb Braid and Ultima 80lb Powerbraid  and at the business end leaders of 100lb -200lb Mono were attached. Poppers from ...more
Recent Trip to Xcalak in Mexico,Saltwater Flats Fishing - I recently had a Trip to Xcalak  which is on the most southerly part of Costa Mayo in Mexico on the Carribean Coast. Xcalak is also bordered on the south by Belize and on the other side by the famous Chetumal Bay and the nearest larger town to the North is Mahahual from where I had fished this area a few years ago from a Cruise Ship, this was why I had decided to go again.   I went armed with 8,9 and10 weight Fly Rods and a selection a various Reels and fly Lines. My leader material was mainly ...more
Weather has been awful but Fishing still Good - The Weather has been awful of late ,with strong winds and lots of rain,however the Fishing has been good from boat and shore  when we have had a calm day.   The Yellow Isle at Portpatrick has been throwing up a few Whiting, Dogfish Pollack etc.   The Cheese Rock south of Portpatrick has has odd Codling, Conger, Dogfish, Pollack, Wrasse etc.   Mullhill at Portlogan has had a few Pollack, Dogfish, Coalfish and a few other species .   The Mull of Galloway is still worth a try for a Tope if you can get some fresh Mackerel.   ...more