Mackie fishing near glasgow
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Mackie fishing near glasgow

Discussion in 'Scotland Catch Reports' started by David mcneill, Jun 17, 2020.

  1. David mcneill

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    can anyone tell me wheres a decent spot for mackerel that I can take a 7 and 5 year old too within an hour or 2 drive from glasgow
     
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    Loch Fyne.
    Arrochar.
     
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    Waterfront at Greenock or Rhu narrows at low tide!
     
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    I used to live near Glasgow and always went to loch goil for mackerel. There’s a good pier you can fish into deep water and there used to be a place that rented boats at the head of the loch near the log cabins
     
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  5. mikeyfelley

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    another vote for Greenock
    customs house area. your stating a 2 hour drive you could always drive to the wonderful capital
     
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    As a fellow weegie I think it’s safe to say he’d rather fish the lavvy ! Lol
     
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    well the only thing you’ll catch there is :poop:.
    but then again i don’t know how good your angling skills are :tongue2:
     
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    A guid auld brood Troot lol
     
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    Another one for Customs House Quay.

    A relatively safe mark for young Kids. You can fish from your car and you can spin or use a float and long casting is not required. Another advantage is that if you can get some bait you can fish straight down the quay side for lots of mini-species - great for the Kids.
     
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    Greenock area, basically anywhere near the water, always seems to be catches of mackies down there.
     
  11. Andrew Lyon

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    Was at custom quay house on sunday, plenty of mackerel being caught. Landed four spinning but gave up after an hour as the rain was murder. Took my 8 year boy there last year for his first fishing trip from advice from here. He caught two codling on sandeels on the bottom.
     
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    Rented a boat there last year, first drop and had five on. Cracking few hours.
    Rented a boat last summer, cracking few hours. First drop five on, great fun for the family.
     
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    Greenock waterfront again as folk have already said I'll be heading down on Tuesday for my first outing of the year
     
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    Went down this morning with my son, got there about an hour before high tide and left at 11am. Conditions seemed perfect, overcast, not a sauage this time. Plenty fishing as well, but not much being taken. One fella said took him four hours to get his first of two mackerel. I guess that's why its called fishing and not catching. Better next luck time I hope after Sunday's success as well.
     
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    I presume you were fishing to my right hand side ? I was the bald bloke on your left .... as you would have seen I gave up fairly quickly !! There were no fry to be seen in the water and for me that usually means a struggle down there.
     
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    Yes, was us. Wee fella got a crab so he was happy in between watching games on my phone. Only fished a handful of times, first being last year so still finding my feet there.
     
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    Normally when there are decent shoals of Mackerel about down there you’ll see all the fry being herded against the quay side and the Mackerel are usually underneath the fry - You’ll see the fry boiling on the surface.

    As an aside, if you fish straight down the wall and fish just on or slightly off the bottom with small hooks - eg size 8, 10 or 12 freshwater hooks you’ll get loads of mini species. I’ve found that two or three maggots on a hook works very well - They last well enough in the saltwater to wriggle around on the hook for a few minutes.... Good fun, especially on light gear, but more importantly great fun for the kids.
     
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    Thanks for this!
     
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    In any other country I've been to, you could take the kids to fish off a pier. Here, the ferry companies are so scared of litigation, they have them fortified!

    Take the kids to Norway or New Zealand............
     

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