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Well it could not have been a worse start !!!!!! My skipper George had checked out Logan early doors and he said "Well John we can give it a bash at Ardwell if you like Logan side is a bit lumpy."

We arrived at Ardwell ramp approx 11.30 to find a few tons of seaweed on the slipway. A quick phone call back to the girls at the Clash and two forks arrived,no extra muscle though.

Fishermans tales and all that but we must have shifted a few tons of seaweed before we could launch "Cassie"

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Talk about hard going,in about 3 hours I managed to get 5 micro pollack and two mackerel. George faired no better with 2 mackerel and one tub gurnard.

George said for the last half hour we will try a bit deeper. Even though we were drifting I thought,well John nothing to lose,put a mackie onto a tope trace.

In a few minutes I had a good take but lost the fish after a short scrap. On last knockings the rod bend over nearly double and I knew it was a tope. A great scrap on a light outfit gave me a real adrenalin rush. Got the tope to the top and George tried to net it - bad mistake,one bent net.

We did get the fish on board and then that is when it tried to bite my foot much to Georges amusement !!!!!

The tope was hooked well down but whilst on the "Cassies" deck managed to throw the hook and still continue to try and bite my foot.

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Put the tope back and it went off quicker than "Buzz Lightyear". We called it a day after this as I had been invited for a meal/drinks back at a van on the Clash site. Well it had been my first tope of 2010 and a first for the "Cassie". Well done skipper. Mind you it had only been my second try for them this year. Anyone care to guesstimate the weight for me?

John

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Fishing digs on the Mull of Galloway - recommend

HERE

 

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Nice one Snatcher - catch up with you soon - theres a bass down your way with my name on it !!! :D :D

 

Just caught a canny one on Sunday night with my name on it Peter :rolleyes:

 

John

 

 

Fishing digs on the Mull of Galloway - recommend

HERE

 

babyforavatar.jpg

 

Me when I had hair

 

 

Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

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