Tope in Larger numbers around the Area than in previous years

The Tope seem to be in larger numbers around the Area than in previous years. I have not posted earlier so that I was not encouraging Anglers to break the Rules that the Scottish Government had set in place ,it was just good to get out and throw a line in the water. Some of the small Boats that have managed out in LuceBay have had up to and over 30 Tope in a Day ,these have ranged in size from 4lbs -50lbs, there has also been lots of Smoothhound around also from 2lbs-over 15lbs,Thornback ray ,Bullhuss and lots of other Species have been hooked as well. On Marks from Logan and Portpatrick ,some nice Spurdog over 20lbs have been caught as well as some Common Skate ,Tope,Bullhuss etc . The Charter Boats from Portpatrick,Lucky Dip II and Optimist skippered by Steve Stringer and Dominic Wilson are also now taking Parties out and Ian Burrett and Bradley that charter as On Yer Marks are also now starting Trips,all can be found on Facebook. Please try and Support all the Charters from the Area as we either use or loose them. The Shore and Rock Marks around the Peninsula have been producing some Decent Fish ,places to try Mull of Galloway,Killantringan,Finnarts Bay,Terrally Beach etc. We are back to our normal Hours in Shop 9.00am -5.00pm but only allowing 2 People in at once. We are not allowing people to wander around the Shop so that touching stuff is at a mininum,,so please try and make a list of what you need before you come to the Shop so that we can serve you quickly and keep Queing to the least possible. There is an Automatic sanitiser at the Door and Social Distancing Signs in Place,this is for Customers safety as well as our own. From this week the Scottish Government is enforcing everyone visting small shops to use Face Coverings as well.We have Live Baits in most of the Time both for Freshwater and Sea but message or phone us before just in case we run short. Also we have up -dated thesportsshopstranraer Facebook Page where we will try and update some new items and special offers that we have in the Shop. Not boring you all any further just Stay Safe and Tight Lines to you all. Here are a few Pics from the Area

Gavin Mc Crae with a Tope
Mark Dewar with a Double Thornback
Charlie Conlay with a Smoothhound
Andy Fox with a Smoothhound
Andrew Mc Lean with a Tope
Bruce McLean with a Tope From Beach
A Tope for myself from the Beach
Andrew Mc Lean with a nice Bass on a Plug
Bruce McLean with another Tope from the Beach