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 also been the odd Plaice,Dogfish and Coalfish as well as small Whiting. I Fished the Peever Spring Open at the Week-end just past , Fish were not in massive numbers but there were a few Dogfish,Dabs ,Flounder, Plaice as well as a Thornback Ray and a 15lb 6oz Bullhuss. The Captor of the Bullhuss was Stuart Ballantyne from the Ardrossan Club whom duly won the Heavy Bag and Heavy Fish  Prizes,2nd was Alec Bell whom had the Thornback Ray  which weighed 7lb 6oz and third was  Adam Johnstone, Adam had the 3rd heavy Fish with a Flounder.

Stuart Ballantyne with his 15lb 6oz Bullhuss which was returned alive to the Sea

Alec Bell with his 7lb 6oz Thornback Ray

Stranraer and District Angling Association,s Trout Waters have been fishing well, even though the weather has not been  pleasant at times. There has been some cracking Brown and Rainbow Trout caught from their Waters.Check ou their Facebook Page Stranraer and District Angling Association or their  Web Page  www.stranraer fishing .com

Tight Lines  Eric