Am on Orkney Islands (Mainland) tomorrow for two days working. Will be free from early afternoon tomorrow. Just looking for some tips and pointers and easy to access shore/spinning spots. Also, suitable rigs and baits.
Lucky b*gger! I wish I wasTombee wrote:Hi
Am on Orkney Islands (Mainland) tomorrow for two days
I believe that all the Churchill barriers are good fishing spots, but I haven't fished them personally. There is a shop that sells tackle in Stromness who may be able to give you some pointers.
Let us know how you fare.
Certainly, if I'm paying that's the way I'd go.
I was offered this link, from another forum, just in time before departure:
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Had already got, from Sinclair's in Stromness, some frozen lugs, and sand-eels, large and small.
As I was free from about 15:00, I drove over to the Churchill Barriers, no. 2, in time for latter flood tide. I cast a few lines. Firstly, I thought I'd try a float, from jetty, with bits of lug and sand-eel heads/tails, and landed 3 mackerel in 30 minute or so. Kept 1 mackerel back for dinner, and used other two as bait.
Wishbone rig on 12 ft beach caster with mackerel/lug and sand-eel, as change,landed 3 flounders and 2 dab and 1 small coalfish.
Gave up after 3hours as tide ebbing, and needed to get something to eat - mackerel and 1 flounder - on throwaway b/q with baked tattie in foil.
Not bad for a short afternoon's free time.
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