‘Lauren Jade’ The annual Small Commercial Vessel Certificate has arrived in the post today after the boat and safety equipment were surveyed on behalf of the Maritime & Coastguard Agency earlier this month.
Cold wind and low sea temperatures at the end of April heralded the start of the fishing season for the intrepid anglers who visited the Isle of Whithorn. We had calm seas and sunshine for the trips and caught a range of species including Pollock, Flatfish, Gurnards, Whiting and Dogfish with the first Mackerel were landed on the 27th of April as predicted by the local angling oracle Mr G
If you are a recreational fisherman in the North Sea and Western waters you are subject to the limitations below:
|Sea Area||ICES Division||1 January 2016 to 30 June 2016||1 July 2016 to 31 December|
|North Sea||IVb, IVc||Catch and release only||1 bass per fisherman per day|
|East Channel||VIId, VIIe||Catch and release only||1 bass per fisherman per day|
|Celtic Sea||VIIf, VIIg||Catch and release only||1 bass per fisherman per day|
|Irish Sea||VIIa||Catch and release only||1 bass per fisherman per day|
|South West Approaches||VIIh||Catch and release only||1 bass per fisherman per day|
|West of Ireland||VIIj, VIIk||1 bass per fisherman per day||1 bass per fisherman per day|
This applies whether you are fishing from a vessel or from the shore.
30/1/16 Bird watching trip to Loch Ryan and West Freugh. Greenland White Front, Pink Footed, Brent, Canada and Greylag Geese, Great Crested and Slavonian Grebes, Eider, Scoter, Scaup, Wigeon, Merganser, Goldeneye and Long Tailed Ducks with Red Throated Divers and a murmuration of Starlings to end the day.
At Wigtown Bay LNR
Damp and overcast at the Guide in the Hide today Highlights were 5 Little Egret, a flush of 33 Snipe, and a Water Rail showing close to the hide, several sets of fresh Otter tracks leading up from the river indicated a bit of early morning moment. Come along to next weeks free event 11th November at 1.00pm as the “Winter bird watching is getting better by the day”