The Area still Fishing well when weather is reasonable

The area is still Fishing well ,when the weather is reasonable. We have had very windy weather this Summer and also quite a lot of Rain ,but when a weather window allows the small Boats and charter Boats to get out the Fishing has been really good. The Shore Angling has also been affected a bit as we have had a lot of Northerlies and Southerlies which blow up and down the Peninsula and affect where you can get a bit of shelter,however there has been a few decent Fish caught from Beach and Rock Marks. Tope are around and in a bit closer to shore at this time of year,there has been a few Common Skate caught on the Portlogan and Portpatrick Areas,also some nice sized Smoothhounds as well as lots of other species. I had a run out on the Boat from Portlogan the other week and we landed a few Codling up to about 21/2lbs ,Red and Grey Gurnards,Spurdog,Tope, ,Haddock,Whiting,Dogfish,Pollack, and Bullhuss as well as a Squid.

Allan Mc Lelland with a Spurdog
One of the Tope most Released at side
Alec Bell with one of many Spurdog

Last weekend the 31st Aug. and 1st of Sept. was Lochryan Sea Angling Association,s 2 Day Angling Competition. Anglers travelled down from Kirkcaldy,Glasgow,Kilmarnock,Saltcoats and up from Liverpool,Sunderland,Redcar,Consett,and Cumbria to compete in this Event.52 Anglers competed in 3 Zones on Saturday which were on Terrally Bay,Grennan Woods and Kilstay Bay,there were a good number of different species landed and were all measured and released. Results as follows-

Zone A 1st Ken Mc Coy 403cm 2nd David Neil 302cm Zone B 1st David little 663cm 2nd Gav Owen 539cm and Zone C 1st Billy Buckley 838cm 2nd Adam Scholes 624cm and the Longest Fish was Gav Owen with a 59cm Smoothhound . Sunday,s Match was in Cairnryan and again split into 3 Zones where 54 Anglers Competed . Results as follows-

ZoneA 1st Adam Scholes 216cm 2nd Alec Bell 196cm Zone B 1st Brian Maxwell 253cm 2nd Billy Buckley 182cm Zone C 1st Ken Mc Coy 100cm 2nd Simon Hogan 82cm and the longest Fish was split between David Goupillot and David Dobbie with 39cm Mackerel

The Junior results were on Sat. 1st Andrew Mc Lean 245cm 2nd Bruce Copeland115cm and on Sunday 1st Bruce Copeland87cm 2nd Andrew Mclean17cm This meant the two lads were tied on 3pts each and Bruce Copeland won it on Countback of Fish, The Senior Overall results were also pretty Tight with Ken Mc Coy winning Overall on 2pts and Billy Buckley 3pts edging Adam Scholes 3pts into 3rd Place by a countback on fish as well.Alec Bell won the Best L.S.A.A Angler over the 2 Days with 8pts. I would like to thank Stenaline for their Sponsorship of the Event and also the Zone Sponsors SVM Port Services,Allan Mc Lelland Roofing,George White Plumbing,Dunhaven Guest House,P & A Motors ( Castle Douglas) and The Sports shop, also thanks to Paul from The Commercial Inn ,Stranraer for lending us his Premises for The registrations, finally thanks to the following tackle Companies for donating Junior prizes Gemini,Breakaway Tackle,Pure Fishing,Dennets,CJT,Swift,Tronix,Leeda,Svensen Sports,Asso,Springwater Fishery and Anyfish Anywhere, without all your help it would not be possible to look after the Junior anglers the way we do.

Ken Mc Coy this years Overall Champ.
Billy Buckley 2nd Overall
Adam Scholes 3rd Overall
Bruce Copeland Junior Overall Champ.
Andrew Mc lean Junior 2nd overall
Alec Bell Lochryan Best angler