I’m falling behind reporting things, as Galloway Weekend was almost three weeks ago now, at the beginning of June. It’s the first time in two years that we’ve managed to spend time there, so I was looking forward to the trip. Reality rarely matches the fantasy of tope, bass and smoothounds but there’s no harm… Continue reading Galloway Weekend
I’m not long back from a very memorable long weekend on Skye, exploring a small corner of MacLeod country amongst sunshine, calm seas and giant volcanic cliffs. We camped above the beach on a deserted little island and spent 3 days fishing on the Sea of the Hebrides. Some very nice fish. No midges. Perfect…… Continue reading The Sea of the Hebrides
Galloway Fishing Week has become a bit of an institution in the last few years, largely because I’ve more time to play as the kids have grown up. Early June offers a crack at a wide variety of species in Galloway, with a decent chance of some larger specimens if the weather holds up. Tope,… Continue reading Galloway Fishing Week!
Ian, Trevor and I spent all last week hunting for tope and smoothhounds down in Galloway. Loads of fish, although decent tope proved a bit more elusive than last year. Bar a single session from Isle of Whithorn, our time was spent fishing out of Port William and Garlieston into Luce Bay and Wigtown Bay. Tope… Continue reading Galloway Smoothhounds
Plan A for this year involved a serious fishing session in Galloway, for the first time in over twenty years, and I was pretty happy when Ian and I finally made our escape down to Scotland’s fishing paradise last week. The only downside was that Trevor’s mum had been taken ill and it seemed unlikely… Continue reading A week in Galloway (part 1)
Trevor arrived early on Wednesday morning after a long drive from Aberdeen and we launched from Port William again, with high hopes of bettering yesterdays total of 28 tope. Luce Bay was flat calm as we headed out the short distance to our chosen mark and dropped the anchor in around 45 feet of water.… Continue reading A week in Galloway – instalment 2!
I love Galloway on many levels – it’s wild but not as bleak as the NW Highlands; has a particularly appealing mix of hills, lochs and sea; plenty of interest for a younger family; and easily the most varied and exciting fishing in mainland Scotland. In recent years I’ve only managed to snatch the odd… Continue reading Angling Heaven – Galloway in June
Weather: Dry, calm and sunny all day. Great weather for boating. Sea Conditions: Flat calm and clear. Tides:Large Tide. LW 1100 HW 1700 Time:Launched 0900 and recovered 1800 – 9 hours Decided to make a daytrip to the sub-tropical paradise of Galloway yesterday, and for once the forecast was too pessimistic. No wind and sunny… Continue reading 10 June – Isle of Whithorn
Weeks of frustration had been building during a very windy May, so the first possibility of a weather window was seized with both hands and Ian and I arranged a couple of days targetting hounds and tope in Wigtown and Luce Bay. Saturday involved a lazy start that saw us launch at Brighouse around 1 p.m.… Continue reading June 4 and 5 – Galloway
No fishing at all for a couple of months due to a combination of work and family commitments, plus a load of hassle with trailer brakes (spit!). However, a decent forecast plus a free weekend meant a quick phone call to Ian and a scurry around to dig out the tent. Ian turned up nice… Continue reading 5-6th June 2010 – Galloway Weekend