DCIM100GOPRO
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STUART SPUR (1 of 1)NICO NIGHT SPUR (1 of 1)STUART RONNIE CATCH START (1 of 1)NICO MACKEREL  (1 of 1)KAYAK OBAN START (1 of 1)

Central Scotland Kayak Anglers was created some years ago , it is a Facebook page where kayak fishers can share , enjoy and participate in multitudes of events organised throughout the year . Facebook unable us to stay in contact with each other and to this day we can organise trips efficiently .Today we are off to Oban , Oban is rich with attractions for tourists, from the dramatic scenery of the coast and mountains to the fascinating histories of the local castles and ancient religious sites . We have 5 contestant for this exciting adventure .We arrived early evening and the sea looked inviting . New Ronnie , I said new because he only started a few weeks ago followed me on a night mission . We paddled out following the rugged coastline and trolling a set of feathers I was soon into early sport , a couple of juvenile pollock or saith came to light . We paddled further out and tied on the massive buoys .Ronnie caught his very first dog fish and then a spurdog . Spurdog are related to the shark family and they hunt in pack . I baited my hook with freshly caught mackerel and hooked and released three spurs , great fun considering we were  in near total darkness . Headlamps on we carried on till midnight and paddled back to our kip . Next morning , the five of us headed back out there , the sea looked calm and the weather relatively dry . Again we fished close tied on the massive buoy and catching the bait was merciless . Mackerel of all sizes and also whiting , we were all busy catching . Ronnie however started to rock the boat .After a fierce battle that double figure spurdog eventually reached the surface and grabbing the three foot long shark was not easy (very first one ) , so much so the leader gave way and the fish escaped . No picture trophy for this one but after a good dose of rain lashing , lasting all morning Ronnie was playing again , and this time a good dark looking Spurdog was ready for his picture taking .We enjoyed most of the morning and then the weather turned nasty , Summer in Scotland and temperature struggling 11C . At that time we were all soaked and cold and made a dash back to shore .Changing from wet to dry , packing the gears , kayak and so and driving back home was the real challenge . And then the two hours drive home , should have been two hours but this turned into a five hours scenic tour of Argyll after a serious road accident .Glad to say it could have been much worse and I wish those involved a quick recovery . Life goes on and so the next kayak fishing adventure .Tight lines all .

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