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Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Pollack Fun

On Sunday me, my Dad, Scottish Internationalist Andy McKay and myself took the opportunity to go on a days pollack fishing with Spike from On Yer Marks fishing charters out of Port Logan on the Mull of Galloway. We were set up to tackle the Pollack on float fished Mackerel strip and some fresh king rag worm fished at around 20ft in anything between 30 and 40ft of water. With an easterly wind of 30mph gusting to 50 we were glad of the shelter of the cliffs although it did make fishing on the drift a bit tricky so Spike anchored us up in one of his favourite spots over a kelp bed.
A nice Pollack on the float rod
Fishing with 8 and 9 foot spinning rods with 30lb braid and Penn Sargus fixed spool reels, the floats rarely drifted any further than 10 yards from the boat before our baits were snaffled by hungry pollack. When the fishing slowed down Spike just upped anchor and moved us to another productive mark where the action continued. Over the day we had in the region of 120 pollack and Andy has some cracking wrasse, both ballan and cuckoo. Most of the pollack were in the 2-4lb bracket however I did manage a 7lber and a new PB of 9lb and we had quite a few between 5lb and 6lb.
A cracking Wrasse!
If you get the chance I would get in contact with On Yer Marks as they can put you on some of the most consistent sea fishing in Scotland with a chance of Tope, Pollack, Bull Huss, Bass and Wrasse there are not many places where you could catch them all in one day !!!!
Jambo's PB Pollack

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