Many an angler would love to catch a huge common skate from a boat but catching one from the shore is the ultimate prize that many an of us only dream of. Not only did we do this once we actually hooked up eights times in total and landed four,
plus many species that you would never think you could catch from the same environment.
It stared back last year when some of the lads from SWSA met up with some lads from down South to arrange
two trips one to Isle of White and one to Scotland. Paul Swainston lives in Southampton we have known each other for six years. Paul suggested a venue in Scotland where he had been before with a colleague, selecting a few anglers fitting to take on the job
- Paul arranged the trip.
We stayed at Lochaline dive center which we used as our base. It sleeps 24 based on two people sharing self-catering or ask when you book for food prices.
The center has a dry room, its ideal for your smelly clothes
to hang up and dry. It's run by Faith and Callum Finnigan they are amazing hosts. If you've never tried haggis ask for a cooked breakfast with haggis - i can highly recommend it. The center is good for walkers, mountain bikers, divers, people working,
and for us fisherman.