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Monday 7th September turned out to be one of the few decent days in recent memory, so (Coyote) Bill, Davie (the Huss) and new tope hunter John set off to East Tarbet to link up with Matthew Burrett and Onyermarks Too. An 8 o'clock start to catch the best of the tide meant and early start from Dumfries, but it turned out to be well worth the effort.

Matthew quickly got us out to catch some bait and before too long, we were bringing in the mackerel and coalies. The bucket filled up pretty quickly and then it was off to hunt for the tope.

Matthew took us to a mark not too far out, and we soon had the rods out. Before very long, one of the rods started to nod and John was into his first tope. After a good fight he landed a good fish in the high 20lbs, got his photo taken and returned the fish safely. After that, things quietened down and Matthew suggested a bit of pollocking, so we set off for a nearby reef. This was to cause Bill some grief, as when he was rummaging around in his tackle box in the cuddy, suddenly the world started to revolve and his intermittent seasickness appeared with a vengeance! The pollock must have sympathised, as they decided not to make any appearance and it was soon back to another of Matthew's favourite tope marks. Something was happening on Bill's rod and in between dry retches and fighting a mean tide, he managed to bring in another fine tope of about the same size as John's. There ended Bill's contribution to the day's sport as he gave a new meaning to having a chuck!

Throughout all of this, Davie had been very quiet, but suddenly it was his turn and it looked as though he had hooked a big one. Hopes were high for a big female as there was a real bend on the rod. As it turned out, these hopes were dashed and it was another male around the 30lb mark. It had sort of foul hooked itself around the gills and that led to it feeling bigger than it was. John landed a nice bull huss and then Davie (the Huss) lived up to his nickname by landing a beautifully marked double of a huss on Bill's rod. Bill was green in two different senses.

That completed the day's action and it was back to dry land for a pint and in Bill's case a pot of hot sweet tea!

Many thanks to Matthew for a great day's sport. From radio reports we well outcaught both his dad's and Spike's boats. True talent will always succeed! Will try to add some photos once I can work out how to use Photobucket!
 

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hi ,well done, i was wondering if the mackies were easily found ? many reports have said they were few and far between,has the water clarity improved?im heading down on sunday weather permitting ,so getting bait is the first thing on the agenda,cheers brian:clap2::secret:
 

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Nice report Bill. Once you have experienced that sort of fishing you just have to go back.

The weather has certainly been against us this year. When it's so unsettled even the odd calm day can fail to produce - I completely blanked down there some weeks ago! Three boats out and the mackerel were difficult and little else caught, just doggies and gurnards.

Your report keeps spirits up though. Never give in as the fish are still there.:)
 

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Hi Brian

The mackerel weren't exactly jumping into the boat, but with four of us fishing -Matthew with 9 feathers! - we had a steady enough stream of fish to collect enough bait in not too long a time.

The water was pretty murky, which probably accounted for the pollock not being tempted

Good luck

Bill
 
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