Fishing Photos

I kill fish for food or bait and have no problem with that, but I don’t really like to see photos of a pile of dead fish. Much better to see them glistening in or around their natural environment if you can. I’m no expert on taking fishing photos (I prefer photos of people fishing rather than the fish themselves), but hopefully these give some flavour of what we catch. Sometimes!

Beautiful day to be out and fishing - near Elgol, Isle of Skye
Not a fish in sight but the calm water and sweeping skies speak volumes about why I go fishing. Elgol, Isle of Skye.
Ian with a lovely Wigtown smoothhound
Ian with a lovely Wigtown smoothhound
A looker of a ray from Loch Leven
A looker of a ray from Loch Leven – it manages to appear both beautiful and slightly thuggish at the same time. A thornback’s eye has a lovely feathered appearance to it, in close up.
Cuddling a pack tope from Luce Bay. Great fun on light tackle and as powerful as they look.
Cuddling a pack tope from Luce Bay. Great fun on light tackle and as powerful as they look.
Ian with 185lb Sunart skate
Ian with 185lb Sunart skate. Caught aboard my old Flying Fifteen
Playing a skate as the sun fades
Ian playing a skate as the sun fades – last orders out in the Sound of Mull. Only another 500 feet to go…
Trevor with a pack tope taken off Port William, June 2013
Trevor with a pack tope taken off Port William, June 2013
A fine fish from even finer surroundings. Trevor with a double figure spurdog from Loch Sunart.
A fine fish from even finer surroundings. Trevor with a double figure spurdog from Loch Sunart. Hard to believe but it’s early winter in this shot.
The moon rises over Loch Leven as I fish for rays early one evening
The moon rises over Loch Leven as I fish for rays early one evening
A St. Andrews Pollack of just over 11lbs. Still my best inshore Pollack despite being caught a good few years ago now.
A St. Andrews Pollack of just over 11lbs. Still my best inshore Pollack despite being caught a good few years ago now. Returned to grow a bit bigger, hopefully.
Ugly but impressive - a catfish (or wolf fish) from Dunbar. Their massive teeth and powerful jaws will crush mussel shells without trouble - and your fingers too
Ugly but impressive – a catfish (or wolf fish) from Dunbar.

 

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