Finally I think the Summer Fish are here in Numbers

Finally I think the Summer Fish are here in Numbers,possibly everything is about 3 weeks behind this year possibly due to the late Frost and Cold Winds we had in April and May. Last week alone has seen a massive increase in Tope,Spurdog ,Smooothhound and Bullhuss as well as Mackerel and many other species. There have been a large number of really good sized Tope from the Rock and Beachmarks around the area,and a good few Anglers have blew away their PB,s .

I had a run out with Alan McLelland and Two of my Grandson,s on weekend of June 6th . Mackerel were hard to find on the Drop Off from Drummore . With only 5 Mackerel and a couple of Launce we set sail for Monrieth to try for a Tope for the Lads ,but alas it wasn,t to be . A Thornback and numerous Dogfish we headed of to another mark,but same again Dogs galore, However it was still an enjoyable Day out and both the Lads had a Ray which they had not caught before.

Last weekend was the MOGSAF Tope Festival on 12th and 13th June which was run from Drummore. Clashwannon Caravan Park was the Headquarters for the Event where all the 51 Boat Skippers picked up their Packages for the week-ends Event. The Festival ran like a well oiled machine,so a Big Thankyou to all the MOGSAF Committee for their Hard Work and to the Staff and Owners of the ” Clash” as we locals know it and to everyone else involved in making the Festival a success. Stuart Fitzimmons and Kevin Hamilton on “Moonshine ” won the Event ,no mean feat considering the standard of Top Anglers that Fished the week-end. The Full Results can be Seen on the MOGSAF Facebook Page and also on South West Scotland Sea Anglers Page. I fished with Alec Bell on my Boat “Rosie M” and managed a 6th place. I am not rambling on any further ,here are a few Pics some poached from other Competitors Photo,s,so I hope you all enjoy

Suart and Kevin with their Top Prize
Some of the Boats ready to be recovered
Rosie M being Launched by Davie Lonnie from The ” Clashwannon Caravan Park “

Stuart Atkinson with a Tope on Solway Venture

Tope for Nautilass
Top Junior Section Winner with his Tope