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Orkneys

Post by Tombee » Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:22 pm

Hi
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.
Many thanks
Tom

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Re: Orkneys

Post by Boxerman » Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:33 pm

Tombee wrote:Hi
Am on Orkney Islands (Mainland) tomorrow for two days
Tom
Lucky b*gger! I wish I was :(

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.

Rgds
Frank

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Post by Tombee » Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:04 am

Thanks Boxerman. Already plan to call in to Sinclair's tackle shop in Stromness straight off the ferry!

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Post by Boxerman » Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:12 am

You'll be sailing from Scrabster then? If you're paying your own fares, have you thought about Pentland Ferries who sail from Gills Bay to St Margarets Hope? It's quite a bit cheaper.

Good luck with the fishing

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Post by Tombee » Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:02 pm

Aye, I know about fare differentials. But company paid and they weren't aware of Pentland Ferries!
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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Post by Boxerman » Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:45 pm

Thanks for that link, I've bookmarked it for the next time I'm up there.
Glad you managed to get a few.

BTW Dabs taste much nicer than Flounder IMO

Rgds
Frank

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