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Old 23 July 2014, 13:56   #11
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Good haul. All I got was a few small crabs. Using the best of bait too. On the plus side my girls caught decent sized codling, so not complaining.
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Old 23 July 2014, 17:22   #12
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They only really exist at a couple of areas where I set, and are plentiful.. not changing in habit or numbers since I was a boy (wiznae yesterday) they get caught in the pot mesh, and drown due to lack of gill flow ... what I am hoping for, as a side line, is a conger eel .. but, I prefer setting in conditions that get a higher hit rate, with patches of sand here, which doesent really favour congers, they prefer rocky overhangs and shelves, where they can hide.

Yeah, sometimes it can't be helped. Don't worry, I wasn't having a go. Hopefully it'll taste nice with some oil, salt & pepper over a BBQ!


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We recently spent three weeks in Campbeltown, and caught 12 lobsters in that time. Fantastic, and very tasty.
The locals were telling us it has been a bumper year this year, and may be a result of all the cod being fished out, as cod love to eat baby, as well as little lobsters.
I think I will take the lobsters over the cod please!
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Looks like a dogfish to me. I must admit I don't like to see these being caught, as they are dwindling
Yep its a lesser spotted dogfish, LSD, and far from dwindling the buggas are in plague proportions here and also where I was last skippering up on the Solway. Couldn't put a bait down there without a doggie grabbing it as it hit the bottom. Vermin.
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Old 21 August 2014, 12:54   #15
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Caught our first ever lobsters today, we threw the little one back & two conger the biggest weighed @10 lbs that we gave to the site owner..

Caused a right little panic when I brought the pot in, I thought the kids were going to jump out..

Tasted delicious
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Yep its a lesser spotted dogfish, LSD, and far from dwindling the buggas are in plague proportions here and also where I was last skippering up on the Solway. Couldn't put a bait down there without a doggie grabbing it as it hit the bottom. Vermin.
I must admit .. Ive never tried cooking them ... I can skin and fillet any round fish, havent tried flatties .. but I wouldnt know where to start with a dogger, theyre skins are very tough ...

Spose I might give you the final stats of this thread .. we only fished for 1 week, and landed 25 lobsters from 7 pots in all ... we landed more but some were undersized or carrying eggs, so went back. some decent crab but no congers. Pic of a little 'un below .. quite cute little guy

I started looking for the usual patches of sand amongst tangle as my favourite drop zones in the various rocky bays we fished ... but discovered another wee tip .. that week we were out, it was like the med every day, really warm and very brite sunshine constantly, I found that when its like that, you get better success backing the pot off into the tangle, as I think the lobster prefers the seclusion of the darkness


Oh and I found a new haven for taking in some sun and a beer in the afternoon, a wee blowhole off Bottle Island .... shot past it at high speed off shore for 15 years and never knew it was there .. Med like or what and is new phone screensaver !
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Caught our first ever lobsters today, we threw the little one back & two conger the biggest weighed @10 lbs that we gave to the site owner..

Caused a right little panic when I brought the pot in, I thought the kids were going to jump out..

Tasted delicious
I'd have kept the conger & given the kids to the campsite owner I've said it before & I'll say it again; conger=good eating
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He actually offered us some back to try but having eaten mackerel & lobster already this holiday I didn't want to push the cook too hard...

We offered to leave the kids when we go tomorrow but it wasn't taken up.

Some animal those conger, I wouldn't want to try handle a big one with those teeth!
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