This outing used to be a full day outing, but due to lack of interest for the evening session we have gone to a 4.00 p.m. finish for 2009. The day was no more than reasonable for the time of year. We had a medium wind which varied in direction, but was mainly a North Westerly, which meant it was chilly at times. Likewise, cloud cover was there for most of the day, but we also had a few sunny spells.
The word was that the fish were in the Town Bay and virtually all the boats anchored up in this area, fishing the usual mixture of buzzers or lures. However sport was spasmodic early on, which encouraged the boat of Tommy Steven and Stewart Barnes to head off to the East end where they hoped to contact some of the more residential inhabitants. This proved a good move as they finished up as the top boat with 9 fish, most of which were lovely residents in the 3 to 4 lb class. Their total should have been better as Stewart lost 4 fish including 2 breakages. Buzzer pupae did the business in Tommy’s case, while a mixture of Diawl Bachs and small damsels worked for Stewart, both on floating lines. Meanwhile, the only member to do well at the West end was the ever reliable Ian Macdonald, who used a mixture of buzzers and lures to finish equal top rod with Tommy Steven on 7 fish.
The club finished up with a rather disappointing total of 36 fish for the 15 rods.