A slow start due to onshore wind but the fish were taking the bait in the afternoon with Bull Huss Tope and Thorn-back Rays caught and returned. Two Harbour Porpoise swam passed the boat but were hard to photograph. Later in the evening we diid a wildlife trip seeing Peregrine, Roe Deer, Grey Seals and sunsets.
The Loch Lomond boys set out to catch Smooth Hounds and these hard fighting fish liked the taste of the crab baits today with a dozen or more landed on the boat and a good number of rattling bites kept the rods moving. A fine Tub Gurnard and some dabs were also recorded for the specimen hunt. The tope were absent but the summer is still young and they will be showing soon.
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