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Well it was my last chance to fish the Mog on my curent stint over there so was quite looking forward to it. The mottley crew I was taking over to Logan were a bit wet behind the ears and had no gear so I had to provide the lot !!! The team was me,young Snatcher,Darren,young Jack(aged 11) and Ryan.

I had a spot south of Logan in mind as long as it was not raining!!! Plan B was to take the squad bassing on the east side.

Well Friday arrived and the weather was dry with little wind. Darren,Jack and Ryan arrived at my van on the Clash site at 11.00am,two hours before hw. Things were looking good. Darren bought some rag at Ardwell marine and I had dug some lug and knocked off some limpets (a most underestimated bait!!!) on Drummore beach.

Darren and crew had never been to the MOG before so I took them via the Killumpha to show them the wild boars on the way to Logan. The chaps were fair impressed with them,especially with "Big Daddy"!!!

We parked up at Logan pier and yomped south to our mark. Young Jack was not impressed by the "Leap of Faith" but I helped him over that no bother. I set the 4 of them up with float gear and decided not to fish myself as this squad needed some serious babysitting

Young Snatcher(Chris) was first in with a wee wrasse,it was the first one he had ever caught. Excellent start as he got that bite within seconds of casting in



Nothing much happened for the next hour until Darrens float zoomed off. Now he was fishing with my mullet gear and the momo was only 5lb ! I told him to take his time and he got a really good fight on the 12' float rod. Eventually I handed it in for him a pollack of about 2 lbs. He was well chuffed with it and it went back in no bother.



Again things went fairly quiet and I was watching young Jacks float iintently,really hoping he was going to geta fish. It was not to be. Darren was in again with his first ever wrasse. After a quick photo it went back in.



I took over young Jacks rod,the plan being to hook a fish for him and pass it back for him to bring in . I must have missed 7/8 bites and the culprits were small wrasse as they had taken tell tale bites out of the llimpets.



Chris was then in again with another wrasse,this time a bit bigger about 1.5 lbs. At this point the heavens opened and we decided to call it a day. I was not looking forward to the scramble back over the now soaking slippery rocks. God,it was like walking on black ice. We all helped young Jack over the "Leap of Faith" and we arrived back at the cars soaking but happy as we all had enjoyed the session. I got as much pleasure out of the day just being sensai.

Darren,Ryan and Jack said that the fishing experience had been a real roar and would come back and do it again. Great stuff

I am sat here back in Whitley Bay knocking out this report and suffering from the "Mull of Galloway blues" - I have only been away from the place 4 days as well!!!!

Well have left young Snatcher and his family in our caravan on the Clash site to enjoy their holiday.I just hope he catches some fish on my gear.

This is your roving MOG reporter signing off till next time :whistling
 

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some cracking fish there i notice the limpits for bait
port logan is the only place i never went
 

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Aye its normally a banker for medium pollack and wrasse with a sprinkling of better fish. Keep yomping south,there are loads of marks to try. Mind you it is a no go area if raining!!!
 

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nice report mate....cant beat port logan for some good float fishing.
 

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Nice report snatcher...looking at your photo's, I've fished that mark myself....I once picked up a dozen floats that had been lost off the stoney beach behind .
 

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Nice report snatcher...looking at your photo's, I've fished that mark myself....I once picked up a dozen floats that had been lost off the stoney beach behind .
Funny you should mention about the lost floats. Young Snatcher managed to lose one of mine at last knockings - its the one he is holding in the picture and is stuck on the bottom a few metres out from the end of the skeers !!

Oh well,thats fishing for you :whistling
 

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Well done looks like a lovely place.
 

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Ive fished this mark myself befor, its a bit of a tackle graveyard, i must go back though i still havent had a wrasse this year which is very unusual for me :mellow: lol,

nice report, i think i will try limpets myself, cheers snatcher
 

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nice report mate need to get down to logan soon for a wee session on the float for pollock havent had one this year normaly the first fish to catch.. need to get the finger oot
 

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cracking report snatcher
 

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Hi Adeys I just normally put on a bit lug and then wedge on the whole limpet after that. Pollack take limpet very freely as well.

Was fishing a mark on the west side of the mull back in June with a mate.I got 9/10 decent pollack out fairly quickly using one of my own "Snatcher sandeels". Thought I would switch to float fished limpet to try for the wrasse. Guess what ? 3 more good pollack. Just goes to show !! :thumbs:
 

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[QUOTE=Snatcher;1299089I have only been away from the place 4 days as well!!!!

I know what you mean. I came home on Monday and wanted back today. Unfortunately, I'll have to wait. I agree about the limpets, along with mussels, they are very underestimated bait. I've used them since I was a wee boy in Drummore.
 

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Ah Drummore,my summer residence !. Nice part of the world aint it Alec :sun:

You are also correct about limpet and mussel being good bait - and they are free !!!

Back over Aug 24th for my last stint this year - for my sins come Sep 21st off to Australia for two monnths. I am really hating this retirement lark!! :whistling
 

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Ah Drummore,my summer residence !. Nice part of the world aint it Alec :sun:

You are also correct about limpet and mussel being good bait - and they are free !!!

Back over Aug 24th for my last stint this year - for my sins come Sep 21st off to Australia for two monnths. I am really hating this retirement lark!! :whistling
Australia????:bye1:
Oh well, I suppose people have to go to these sort of places too:roll1:. Say hello to Rex for us.
 

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Great report Snatcher. Like you I often get some satisfaction from seeing my son catching fish rather than me, but when he does I am always looking for my own gear.
I need to try limpets and mussels because as you say, they are very underrated so why not give it a try.
Good pictures as well.
 

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Lovely looking place to fish,and pretty productive too. I don't know if you maybe already do this,but when I'm float fishing I use a very simple set-up with about 3 foot from hook to swivel then float above.I tie a stop knot on the line just a foot or so above the swivel below the float so that when I get snagged up,the line breaks 99% of the time at the swivel and the float canny scoot off the end of the line.
 

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Good thinking Bob,stopknot above the swivel and below the float. Thanks for that mate :)
 
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