Also since the last update we have had our first brace of mackerel. Still not huge in numbers but generally they are of a good size. Couldn't help but share this photo of a dab with a napoleon complex who decided to tackle a mackerel bait (bigger than itself) mounted on an 8/0 hook.
Now for the envy... My dad escaped for a few hours the weekend after my last post (without me I might add) over to Loch Bracadale. He said fishing was pretty slow to start with nothing much doing. However he was rewarded for his perseverance with the biggest spurdog either of us has ever had from the shore. When it first took the bait and ran he thought it was a tope, however after a hell of a fight he was amazed when the familiar outline of a spurdog came up through the water.
Unfortunately our old scales were ruined after they fell in a rock pool during the last outing and my dad had to resort to measuring the fish and calculating the weight online here.