The weekend’s SSACN Species Hunt in Luce Bay was successful despite the moderate to strong winds limiting fishing to the west side of Luce Bay with 21 different species being caught and released, once again demonstrating the diversity of what is arguably one of Scotland’s few remaining premiere sea angling destinations.
The anglers catching the greatest variety of species (17) were young Bradley Burrett and John Lambert on board “On Yer Marks’ ; second place was tied between “Tartan Spartan” with Jason Nicol & Gordon Goldie and “Castaway” with Stuart Cresswell, Karla Dodsworth & Willie Kennedy, both boats having 13 species. A special mention must go to Jamie Soons who braved the elements in his kayak and managed a very respectable 6 species.
20+ anglers, 7 boats and a kayak took part with 21 different species being caught which included Cod, Coalfish, Dab, Dogfish, Dragonet, Grey Gurnard, Red Gurnard, Tub Gurnard, Bullhuss, Launce, Mackerel, Pollock, Poor Cod, Pouting, Smoothhound, Thornback Ray, Ballan Wrasse, Cuckoo Wrasse, Corkwing Wrasse, Goldsinny Wrasse, Black Goby.
Following this Species Hunt Event many of the anglers were discussing the possibility of running a similar Event in the Firth of Clyde but several wondered whether the prevalence of mini-species would make such an Event attractive.
The SSACN Events Coordinator will be contacting angling clubs to determine the viability of a Species Hunt Event.