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Hi All,

Don't really know where to post this as I'm from Yorkshire, living,working and fishing in Cumbria now but also love fishing the West Coast of Scotland !!!!!!.
Every year i travel up to Laga Lodge on the shores of Loch Sunart for a weeks fishing and year on year the fishing gets better.
I decided this year to seriously target the spurdog which I do every year but give up after an hour because i am addicted to the fantastic Pollock fishing.
Anyway after speaking to Andy Jackson who runs Laga lodge and taking his advice i ended up with my first Spurrie, all 15lb of it !!!!!!
What a fabulous fish they are on light gear, it fought all the way up in over a 100m of crystal clear water and when i got it to the top i hadn't a clue what to do with it because they are all teeth at one end and spurs at the other.
I eventually tailed it into the boat, unhooked it and sent it on its way after a few photo's.
Had a few cracks at the pollock on light spinning gear and Karl is holding a typical Sunart Pollock although much larger fish into double figures were lost in the kelp (in past years Karl and I have had well over 50 fish in one session)
All fish were returned apart from a few mackeral for bait and all we left behind were footprints

Paul.


 

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Thanks for your comments its a fantastic place, you get a self drive boat with all electronics thrown in for seven days.
I have no financial interest in the business i am just trying to help anybody who is looking for a weeks fishing holiday in stunning surroundings with a genuine hardworking guy who i now consider to be a friend. See http://www.west-scotland-marine.com

Heres a few more pics




This was Sandra's first time ever fishing and her first pollock



Cheers,

Paul.
 

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Excellent report!

I'm heading up to the Laga Lodge in Oct! Can't wait!
 

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Thanks for all your positive comments, we have always had stunning weather apart from this year when we had a bit of a mixture really - the early mornings and evenings were lovely but through the day it got a bit blustery hence the lack of pollock fishing ( it was fishable but a bit uncomfortable)
The beach is Sanna which is a wee drive from Laga but its well worth it. Just before this photo was taken a guy wondered down from out of the sand dunes in a wet suit with a spike in his hand and started snorkelling in about a 9" of water in front of us, he than raised the spike and plunged it into the water then got up and walked back through the dunes with the cleanest fattest flounder i have ever seen hanging off the spike.
Andy who runs Laga is an absolute star and nothing is too much trouble for him or the rest of the crew.
If you are up that way and are hungry call into the Salen Hotel and get a steak or the prawns - you wont regret it
The photo's were all taken with just a Kodak 10.2 MP digi camera I don't think it the camera that makes the pictures its the stunning surroundings.

Ps. I have posted before about Sunart and had pm's asking for the pollock marks, over the years Andy has given me the marks as he has got to know me and know that i am not a fishmonger - i regard the marks as Andys and they are his livelyhood so please don't ask me for them but if you go to Laga over time you will find them.

Paul.
 

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Thats a nice Spur for this time of year. Sunart isn't known for its Pollock fishing and you are right to keep the marks to yourself. Can I suggest when you take the photos you take them pointing down towards the boat or out to sea. It can be easy to ID a mark from the background. Excellent photos and some nice fish and the weather gods were good to you which makes that part of the world "gods country" on days like that.
 

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Hi HH,

Cheers for the comments and the tip mate i appreciate what you are saying but sometimes in the heat of the moment when all you want to do is get a quick photo and get the fish back safely you forget about whats in the background.
I have done it myself with Sunart and put myself over a mark gleaned off somebody elses photo's but finding the mark is one thing and knowing how and especially when to fish is where the hard work really starts.


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Am really sorry to hear that HH it must have devatated you - I really don't understand the mentallity of people like that. All fish should be cherished and respected even the humble mackeral,we would all be in a sorry state if one year they didn't turn up.
The spurrie wasn't tagged and i didn't tag it because i didn't have a tagging kit and am not sure how to tag - it is something i need to get up to speed with. Is there a giude on the net anywhere to it ?

Cheers,

Paul.
 
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