Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

I tend to spend some of my Christmas holidays planning next years fishing schedule and this year will be no different. I’m already looking forward to a February trip to
Scotland targeting common skate and black mouthed dogfish, the latter a possible new species for me. That said I will be out during the days after Christmas maybe doing a little rock fishing, but also fishing the beaches just for some general sport with smaller species such as flounders and dabs to finish the year off.

Given the cold weather we’ve got currently it can be hard to motivate yourself and leave the comfort of the fire, but with settled seas and frosty nights the sea fishing can be top notch off the beaches over the Christmas and New Year period, and some of the biggest cod can show too,especially off the boats as the cod begin to move offshore for spawning. It’s well worth the effort!

I’ll be kicking off the New Year with a blog giving some tips on catching big boat pollack as the season for these prime condition fish is from January through to early April and we’re expecting some great fishing this coming year.

I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy Christmas, a prosperous and successful New Year, and as always “Tightlines”for 2010!


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