Sadly thats the end of the wildlife watching and fishing from the ‘Lauren Jade’ for this season. I will have the boat out of the water as soon as the weather permits, she will be made ready for 2017. there is lots to do life – Jackets to be serviced and re-certificated, rods to be cleaned, reels oiled, written procedures to be updated Anti-fouling painted to the boat and a few adjustments made. I hope to be volunteering as a wildlife guide for the Dumfries and Galloway Councils Countryside Rangers Service again at Wigtown Bay LNR Bird Hide making this 7 winters of bird watching in the hide.
Quite a busy week with a range of fish caught Pollock, Mackerel some big some very small, Poor cod, Codling, 3 species of Gurnard, Tope to 30lb etc. We have also tried fly fishing for Pollock of the Burrowhead with some results, 45 seconds on a fast sinking line puts the fly in the right place, a fast sinking fly caught mackerel on a floating line, good fun if you get a big one! Two anglers fly fishing fills the boat as they require a little more room than the lure rods.