Rays of sunshine for anglers

Winner Robert MacBrayne with one of several thornback rays caught at Loch Linnhe.

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It was a cracking start to the season for the shore section of Loch Fyne Sea Angling Club as members ventured north to Ardgour last weekend.

This was the club’s first event since lockdown last year and anticipation was high as they embarked on the long-awaited trip to fish the shoreline of Loch Linnhe.

Any thoughts of being a bit rusty after such a long lay-off were quickly dispelled with the first cast securing a pretty decent thornback ray.

This heralded the start of a productive day’s fishing which saw 15 thornbacks to 4lb 5oz and 13 dogfish brought ashore, weighed and safely returned.

The sunny weather was an added bonus with only the odd light shower during the five-hour match – hopefully the sign of a good season ahead.

Top three scores: Robert MacBrayne, 100 per cent; Gordon Law, 47 per cent; Steven MacBrayne, 24 per cent.

Heaviest fish: Robert MacBrayne with a 4lb 5oz thornback ray.