28 June 2015

Going for a Tumble

Another catch up . Went down to Dunbar harbour a few weeks ago.
low water 

Started in the rock pools at low tide managed a wee sea lss scorpion on a 0.9g jig head and lure combo.
After failing to find anyother  real decent rock pools and just about killing myself on the wet sea weed coverd rocks i went round to the harbour . there i caught some micro plaice , some flounder and some coalfish and some sea scorpions , unfortunately the innere harbour was a bit muddied so didnt produce.
a little plaice on a pink  crazy river cruel leech 
isome and chebarushka worked for this lss scorpion
Scott gets amongst the coalies

The next day Scott invited me for a tour of st Abbs Head. I was fair excited about the prospects , Scott was straight into the coalfish on some wee metals , there a good average size too. He also did quite well with the Pollock on them , in fact he had 3 nice pollack through out the course of the day and they gave a really good account of themselves on the light gear.

This pollack wolfed down a  june bug stick worm
I was keen to get my first wrasse of the year . And after us getting some taps , one stuck he took a dropshotted  6" gulp! sandworm .

I lost a fish shortly after that i suspect was a bigger wrasse?

The swell increased as the tide came in and we decided to move to another mark not before taking on a untested mark which not only didnt produce as it was very snaggy it caused us a bit problems getting back up, with crumbling sandstone and loose soil, but ventually we were back on terra firma .
More details on scotts blog here .

After trying there we had a go in the harbour we had a few flounder before heading to Starney bay .
Scott intercepts a departing flounder at the mouth 

cruel leech strikes again

 There the fishing was really slow then all of a sudden it kicked off , Scott managed another two pollack the last one gave us a fantastic visual fighting display in thecrystal clear water , i had a flouder and released a nice cod as i tried to get it to the landing area  , looks like it would be  good one for the fly rod as you can easily get in a backcast.

The man with 3 pollacks

savage gear psycho sprats worked well 
A big thanks to scott for the tour , really enjoyed it , its a awesome spot.


  1. Nice one man! They have some good looking marks in the East Coast...

    1. That's are particularly great area Dimitrios lovely clear water

  2. Wouldn't really call it a tour Col. If you forget about all the loose rocks we dislodged we barely scratched the surface! ;-)

  3. Good to know there's still loads too see scott