Bait Pump - Scottish Highlands
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Bait Pump - Scottish Highlands

Discussion in 'Bait Discussion' started by Mandobob, Jun 2, 2020.

  1. Mandobob

    Mandobob Member

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    I'm a complete newbie to bait pumping. I have just bought a pump, and I have drawn a blank on both occasions I have tried it. I just can't seem to get the thing into the sand. Has anyone been successful with one in the Inverness - Easter Ross area?
    Thanks.

    Bob
     
  2. Si-Fi

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    Hi Bob, I'm no expert but I'm having better results now I've had a few sessions with my pump. Don't know your area but I know where I go the "nursery beds" are well firm and quite far up from low tide mark. Sand is usually easier to work and more productive nearer tide line. Even then I can hit gravel type ground and 2 ft away it's back to sand. Trial and error for sure but it will pay off.
    All the best.
     
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  3. Mandobob

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    Thank you very much Si-Fi - I'm in the Black Isle, and my nearest estuary is Udale Bay. The two areas I have tried are Rosemarkie and Fortrose. I'll keep at it.

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    Bob
     
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    Have a look around Avoch or over Cromarty Firth side.
    I’ve always got plenty by just digging as it can be a bit stoney in places.
    Is the nigg ferry running?
    You could send me a pm for softer ground to try bud
     
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    Thanks very much for that. I might try Udale Bay today. I have tried at Avoch, and I think that it's too stony there, but fine for digging
     
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    never found any black lug to pump in the highlands, have always just dug the worms
     

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