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Offline JV

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Port Logan SW Scotland
« on: June 07, 2012, 02:07:18 AM »
What a cracker lads, had the full day to do whatever I wanted for once so packed the car and it was off on a 3hr drive to Port Logan in South West, Scotland to try to emulate Nicky's and Dave's great report.  I've never fished the area before so this was to be a big adventure and a learning curve for me.

Well what a great place it turned out to be with fantastic fishing to!

I'm not one for fishing near the car in places like this so it was up hill and down dale on a yomp to my first mark...a great looking flat rock with deep water at it's front.  Wasn't long before the wrasse were biting and they kept me occupied for a good few hours

Really nice looking one this!



Whatever they look they do fight well on spinning gear, the one ounce ball and hook method worked a treat, ragworm, crab, didn't matter they wanted it all the same



As said previously I really wanted to catch a few nice pollack like Nicky and Dave had done in their report but all I could manage at this mark were small ones, bonny though



I decided on a move to a rock in the distance that I'd been eyeing up and luckily I was now able to get on it at low tide

Some cracking pollack here on lures, get in!


Wind fast and wallop, they don't half pull your string. It was a battle to land them in fairly shallow water, straight into the kelp but keeping a tight line on them meant they couldn't escape and luckily I didn't lose any

A cracker!



Orange delta eels and sidewinders worked best


What a great day, a few more pics....





Great stuff.....really can't wait to get back over some day....tightlines









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Re: Port Logan SW Scotland
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2012, 06:25:12 AM »
cracking days fishing for you Dave, some beauties there,  make's the drive and yomping over there well worth it for fishing like that, i can't wait to get back over myself   http://www.smileyvault.com/alb

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Re: Port Logan SW Scotland
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2012, 06:45:00 AM »
Great day out Dave mate and a couple of new marks that produced the goods you can't ask for anything more from a fishing trip  :)
I need to get back over there ASAP  ;)
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Re: Port Logan SW Scotland
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2012, 07:29:30 AM »
Looks like the long drive was worth it Dave.
Its a fantastic part of the country & it looks like you had good weather.
Great report & pictures.
I will only be out for a couple of hours pet.

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Re: Port Logan SW Scotland
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2012, 08:04:59 AM »
Nice report and pics JV. Looks like you had a good trip.

I've had a few trips over that way so far this year but only went as far as Manxman and Brighouse Bay marks.

Gonna travel a bit further next time after reading this report and the one off Dave & Nicky.

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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2012, 12:47:00 PM »
Port Logan has the goods again well done Dave mate can't w8 to try that mark out what sidewinders were they mate?

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Re: Port Logan SW Scotland
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2012, 02:16:42 PM »
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« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2012, 02:44:47 PM »
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Re: Port Logan SW Scotland
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2012, 03:26:23 PM »
Thanks lads was a really good day had ten pollack 6lb, 5lb and others 2 or 3lb plus six wrasse.  All went back alive apart from a small one that was badly hooked

Gary, the sidewinders are mackeral fire in four inch, plus the orange delta scalliwag in  five inch caught the bigger fish

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« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2012, 03:58:08 PM »
some really good fish there jv  nice trip for ya  [url=http://www.desismileys.co

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Re: Port Logan SW Scotland
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2012, 04:04:02 PM »
Great report as always dave and must give those sidewinders a go how far were you casting to get them Dave as I was thinking about using a fly for them

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Re: Port Logan SW Scotland
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2012, 06:27:41 PM »
I was casting as far as I could with a three ounce bomb, maybe 60yds? fish were hitting about 30yds out Paul.
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Re: Port Logan SW Scotland
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2012, 07:47:22 PM »
Brilliant day out for you Dave. Great pictures & some bonny looking fish for all the effort.

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« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2012, 08:02:21 PM »
30yds is just over my limit http://www.thesmilies.com/smil but i bet they give a cracking fight on fly gear

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Re: Port Logan SW Scotland
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2012, 08:25:19 PM »
i bet they give a cracking fight on fly gear

aye paul i bet they do, ive tried about a dozen times with my fly gear in the salt mate but not had a sniff, would love to get a macky on a 5wt  http://smileys.on-my-web.com/r

 

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