• Becoming a member is completely free!

    • Join the community and start contributing to a large source of sea angling information.
    • View the website advertisement free.
    • Become an active member and you can enter member exclusive competitions.

    REGISTER FOR FREE HERE

Skate fishing trip

stan m

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 4, 2020
Messages
588
Reaction score
2,132
Points
93
Location
North Lanarkshire
Strange but most fishing I do in Scotland is on the east side from Inverness and north and had never ever been bothered by them.
Yet nip over to Ullapool way!!!!🤬🤬🤬🤬

You said it `though, east side. Even the freakin` midge don`t want to go to that barren grey landscape
 

stan m

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 4, 2020
Messages
588
Reaction score
2,132
Points
93
Location
North Lanarkshire
But they are easy to catch because the two right legs are shorter than the left legs so they only can run clockwise around a hill.
Set a long net and chase them round into it👍
Nature has also ensured that the two longer legs are capable of being used for sideways jumping so they evade the net with ease.
 
Last edited:

had1lost2

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 28, 2020
Messages
196
Reaction score
514
Points
93
Location
Kent
Favourite Fishing
Shore
looks like a smart little set up with the crimps ..anyone used them like that livebaiting for bass? I feel like I miss too many bites maybe where the hook is turning on the knot
 

stan m

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 4, 2020
Messages
588
Reaction score
2,132
Points
93
Location
North Lanarkshire
Iv got everything ready,now just need to make ,keeping them simple, running ledgers
Simpler the better. I just laugh when I see all the rigs for sale with bells and beads and luminious tapes and feck` knows all what.

Picture is a sword rig. The wee link swivel arrowed takes a light stick. P1120844.JPG
 

starfish

Member
Joined
Jan 3, 2021
Messages
22
Reaction score
56
Points
13
Location
north west
Favourite Fishing
Shore
i hope to going up for them later in the year if i can with things and that its still in planning stage at the moment as a good few days up there for that drive
 

Mike hemming

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 12, 2020
Messages
168
Reaction score
351
Points
64
Location
Brighton
Favourite Fishing
Shore
i hope to going up for them later in the year if i can with things and that its still in planning stage at the moment as a good few days up there for that drive
Same here ,got everything ready, I'm looking September time due to work commitments just need to find camp sites and to meet up with someone to fish with
 

stan m

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 4, 2020
Messages
588
Reaction score
2,132
Points
93
Location
North Lanarkshire
I do like a bit of haggis drumstick 😋😋😋
Almost season. The traditional Scottish wolfhound is seconded from its` more pressing duties of wolf suppression to indicate to hunters where the haggii make there burrows to allow the Western Isles bluetailed ferrets to be released into said burrows. (Haggii being the plural of haggis)


137598129_3922659347784493_5538807957628955199_n.jpg
 

Trampster

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 4, 2020
Messages
1,467
Reaction score
3,113
Points
113
Location
Plymouth.
Almost season. The traditional Scottish wolfhound is seconded from its` more pressing duties of wolf suppression to indicate to hunters where the haggii make there burrows to allow the Western Isles bluetailed ferrets to be released into said burrows. (Haggii being the plural of haggis)


View attachment 4174

Ooh, there's loads of info on them if you search for it. Nice close up here. Apparently the Latin name is Haggis Scoticus.

1610823658252.png
 
Top