south-western shores of Scotland are famous for their
superb shore angling. In the summer months, huge bags of
dogfish, pollack and wrasse are landed from the rock
marks around the Isle-of-Whithorn whilst the waters of Loch
Ryan can produce anything from tope to thornback rays.
east coast of the country plunges into the murky depths
of the north sea and is visited by many shore anglers in search
of cod during the wintertime.
the east coast areas like Arbroath, Crail and Aberdeen
produce many fine fish for those prepared to brave the winter
Boat angling in Scotland is varied and brings a taste
of adventure for many anglers wishing to do battle with some
of the largest fish to be caught on rod line from British
seas around Mull on the west coast are home to giant
skate or barndoors as they are referred to by many anglers.
Landing a skate which can grow to over 200lbs is a kidney
busting encounter and a truly unique angling experience.
to the north coast of Scotland, the Pentland Firth
offers fishing for some truly awesome predatory fish; including
Porbeagle sharks which grow to over 500lbs and the king of
flatfish the mighty Halibut.
from these monsters of the deep, lots of other opportunities
are available to catch a host of lesser fish from many ports
around the country. Using a 20lb class boat rod, a robust
multiplier reel containing 30lb line and end tackle consisting
of baited feathers the list of possible catches includes cod,
whiting, ling, spurdogs, wrasse, mackerel, pollack and coalfish
to name but a few.