Shark Tales

SSACN attend Dutch Sharkatag 2014

SSACN attend Dutch Sharkatag 2014

Ian Burrett, SSACN’s Chairman had the great pleasure of attending the Dutch Sharkatag on the 13th and 14th August as the guest of Sportvisseriej Nederland (Sports Fishing Netherland). Opening the event in front of over 100 VIP’s from the Netherlands including politicians, government employees, scientists and fisheries people, Ian’s  15 minute presentation outlined the successes […]

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Will my luck change ?

Will my luck change ?

The luck of the Irish ? Well folks after a horrendous ten days of burst pipes and no heating in my house I finally got things sorted (with the monumental help from Maurice). When Alastair asked me if I wanted to go fishing I jumped at the chance. Time to kick start my winter break. […]

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Thornback Queen

Thornback Queen

Ticketty Boo! II now lives up at Loch Sunart for the winter, so Ayr SAC friend Darren Sloan, my daughter Sarah and I headed up for the day on Sat 25th September. Leaving the house at 5.30am, Sarah slept most of the way up there, and most of the way home too to be honest! […]

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Slow-slow-quick-quick-oh !

Slow-slow-quick-quick-oh !

SSACN Life Member Dave Wright reflects on a red letter day fishing off the Mull of Galloway. Fishing can be hard at times, especially if the wind is blowing in the wrong direction and favoured marks are unreachable, but then there are always those days which, as an angler you dream about, but very rarely […]

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Recaptures count!

Recaptures count!

I (Terry Morris) and my wife Eileen live in Newcastle. Eileen is not a total fishing widow, she fishes too! In fact we spent our honeymoon fishing; an understanding wife helps a lot, given the expense of decent fishing equipment, not to mention persuading her I needed a new boat. I retired early after many […]

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Not Forgotten Association (NFA) Event

Not Forgotten Association (NFA) Event

This ‘tale’ is extracted from a report written by Captain Andy Bridson who put on a charity fishing event for the Not Forgotten Association which provides leisure and recreation for wounded serving and ex-service men and women with disabilities – guys who deserve total respect. Anyone wishing to make a contribution to their cause can […]

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Islay Tope Festival

Islay Tope Festival

The Scottish Shark Tagging Programme joined the annual Stormcats Islay Tope Fishing Competition took place on Lochindaal on the weekend of the 21st and 22nd August. The event is centred around Bowmore harbour which gives great access to some good tope marks at the head of the Loch. Most of the tope fishing is done […]

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First skate, a recapture and a PB

First skate, a recapture and a PB

Hi, My names Alain – I’ve been tope fishing out of Luce Bay and off the Yorkshire coast for the past two years, but I’ve been wanting to catch a skate for years. I had planned a trip with my late brother in law to Oban, unfortunately  it never happened, but when I read  on […]

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Easter at Loch Sunart 2010

Easter at Loch Sunart 2010

There is a Loch Sunart pattern beginning to emerge. It started at last year’s SSACN Tagathon event in November. It goes something like this; Day One – Fishing quite good Day Two – Fishing average, but the biggest fish of the trip appears Day Three – Mince! Should have gone home the day before This […]

January 18, 2013 Featured Article Read More →
A weekend skate fishing

A weekend skate fishing

Okay, it’s early on a Saturday morning, the weather outlook is not so promising and I’m sitting in the car at Croab Haven watching the rain bounce off the windscreen. Enter Willie and Stuart who kindly agreed to take me out for a days fishing in the  Sound of Jura to try and get me […]

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