A perfect day for Gigha expedition

Robert MacBrayne with a fine pollack.

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The weather couldn’t have been better for the July Loch Fyne Sea Angling Club monthly trip.

Courtesy of Seadog Charters and skippered by Paul Timoney, the anglers headed out of Tayvallich as early morning cloud cover quickly faded to reveal blistering sunshine, which lasted throughout the day.

First port of call was the Sound of Jura to stock up on fresh mackerel for bait, but they were few and far between.

This seems to be the way of things this season with many areas reporting a scarcity.

Thankfully everyone had frozen bait with them, so the course was set for a spot of wreck fishing around the island of Gigha.

The first drift in around 100 feet was encouraging with quite a few plump pouting coming aboard, though several were undersized and didn’t make the scoresheet.

A few more drifts produced more pouting and small ling.

A move to a deeper wreck also gave up pouting, dogfish and small ling on the drift.

In an attempt to add more points to the scoresheet the anglers returned to the first wreck where they dropped anchor in the hope of tempting a few different species.

It turned out to be mainly dogfish again apart from one nice pollack caught by Robert MacBrayne and one reasonable ling for Ronnie McGinty.

A last gasp effort of a final drift between the wrecks failed to deliver anything of consequence and ended the day.

The top three were: 1 Robert MacBrayne; 2 Steven MacBrayne; 3 Gordon Law