Could be the last report of the year. My mate phoned me to say I needed to get my backside up to the Isle of Whithorn as he had put a lot of mackerel fillets in the freezer for me as well as a dozen joey mackerel for pike baits. His cottage was going to be empty last weekend so an ideal opportunity for me to go in these covid times.
Not the best fishing conditions with the wind having a lot of east in it (blows right onto the rocks there). I managed to find a sheltered spot for float fishing, being big tides the flow further out was a good 6 to 8 knts to fast for bottom fishing as it would pull round into snaggs instantly. I had plenty of fish, pollock to 1.5lb & wrasse to 2.5lb. Under the conditions my last shot for a banker spieces was a shanny off the jetty. First attempt on a falling tide plenty more wrasse but no shanny, tried again the following day on a rising tide they were queuing up to take the bait. Looks like the little blighters feed on the flood & disappear back into their holes on the ebb. With low water just after dark I did try a couple of marks in Luce bay for bass & dogfish. Unusually no sign of a dog missed a couple of bites that could have been bass & landed a flounder.
All in all not to bad for the conditions, 4 more spieces for the list.
11). Ballan Wrasse.
12). Corkwing Wrasse.