Friday the 26th janet and i pack all the gear we needed for the next two days, tent, food, fishing equipment ( the most important ). impatient to get fishing and out the house i asked Janet if we should head right away instaed of going in the morning, we set off at 11pm and arrived at 4am with the wind blowing a hoolie and the occasional smattering of rain. I decided not to fish straight away and once we got the tent up it was time for a sleep.
Woke up to light showers of rain and still windy, i decided to get the rods set up, one Greys Orion M2 and the other a Penn Ruff stuff both rods were coupled with Diawa SL30SH or slosh 30 as they are known, on the orion 25lb line and the other 30lb with the heavyest going on the Penn, i used wire traces with 4/0 “J” hooks and a couple of rigs made with 5/0 circle hooks, Bait was fresh and frozen mackerel, squid, sandeel and pacific saury ( blueys )
I had no luck during the day time, just one mackeral caught on the bottom and others arrived just before it got dark so not much action to tell them, the tide was strong and pulling our lines along with it but on this occasion it seemed different, it was a struggle to reel trying to keep it clear of the snags, i pumped and reeled as hard as i could but the line went solid, in the end up i had to pull for a break, i was gutted i lost the first fish!
The next fish i got was a fat dogfish nearly 3lb, then the fish after that was a cracker, a nice supprise from this mark ,The windsock is not known for producing alot of Thornback Rays i was lucky not to loose this one to the snags aswell
It was this big...7lb
I had a belter of a bite from a spurdog but missed it due to lack of experiance using circle hooks, you dont fish them the same as normal J hooks,
The end result of the trip was 2 dogs and a thorny for me and the other lads got some good spurdog, tagged and released.
It was enjoyable the weather had calmed down for the nights fishing, with that done it was time to pack up and head home, we stopped of in Tyndrum for an all you can eat for a fiver breakfast, after all that hard fishing i was more than ready for it!
Till next time 🙂