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Aches pains & proper fishing Shetland style September 2014

PostPosted: 19 Sep 2014, 18:34
by tatch
Friday morning & the sunshine bus arrived full of happy chappies all ready to do battle with a double figure fish or two :box: :D got my gear loaded & we were off to Shetland with a stop or two on the way for grub.

Pete came up with the idea of going to Glasgow angling as we had plenty of time so in we went (be rude not to) & bought loads of gear we didn't need but being fishermen we had to have :roll: :lol: for them that haven't been that is some serious sized shop its huge like walking into a supermarket.

So a few pounds lighter on cash & a few pounds heavier with tackle off we went again. We arrived in Aberdeen & still had loads of time so into the pub for a beer or two it was.

We met brothers Bruce & peter in there who were on our boat. A great couple of lads they turned out to be after a beer or two & plenty laughs off again on to the ferry for more beer & grub have a snooze up early for breakfast loads of it which was very good for ferry food.

Then off we went again for the other ferry to yell. We Arrived at our digs to unload our gear then shot off to the boat where Kenny our skipper was waiting aboard Oberon which was where we found out there were to be eleven of us onboard.

A bit naughty but we managed First drop chippie peter straight into an absolute belter of a fish which was making him struggle & pull all manner of faces with the strain but boy did it make him smile when it hit the deck 30lber first chuck ooops drop :cheer: :D a happier chappie you've never seen.

I never thought I would see a thirty in my life so what a sight. Rods were bent over all round the boat as everyone hit cod from 15lb to upper twenties single double treble shots & tam up front had a quadruple hit on one drop the pain on his face said it all needless to say he chopped a lure or two off next drop good job too because then the coalies arrived & boy were they serious size :yeah2: :yeah2: .

My biggest coalie had been about 7lb now all of a sudden I had a fish that turned out to be 25lb on the end intent on spooling me you just have to hold on & let them go then gain line where you can the lads had warned me about them beforehand god job too they were huge god knows how pete went on with his double shots he was getting 26lb 27lb then 27lb 28lb 29lb.

The Scottish lads tam Colin Jim + brothers peter & Bruce & Chris from Evesham all into top twenties coalies Kenny decided to get us out of the coalies :speed: & we tried a different spot a few ling came up but not many then it was time for in to recuperate for Sunday.

A Quick change & off to the pub for a very good meal & lots of beer with the islanders who turned out to be a really friendly bunch of beer monsters :lol: :cheer: :cheer: just what the doctor ordered :lol:

Sunday came & I thought I had seen the best but was pleasantly surprised after a really arm wrenching battle by a 32lb cod thudding down on to the deck :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :D what a happie chappie I was the day continued to produce massive cod & coalies then came time for the turbot.

That was to be the only disappointment none brought aboard although both Stevie & Chris lost a fish :( so it was our second day came to an end with eleven grinning but aching blokes & a grinning skipper (who I decided to rename Kenny the torturer) heading in to fillet fish & get it on ice what an experience

The best weekend ever with the best possible company (well nearly as it seemed strange not having Andrew with us get yourself well for the next one matey)

A very big thanks to pete for organising it all & getting us all safely there & back in one pieceImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

Re: Aches pains & proper fishing Shetland style September 20

PostPosted: 19 Sep 2014, 19:35
by Jammygit
:o :shock: what a session mate! :clap: absolutely superb fishing! :fishing: well done all :cheer:
Great pictures and report :thumb:
:gp: :speed: :gp:

Re: Aches pains & proper fishing Shetland style September 20

PostPosted: 19 Sep 2014, 19:50
by tarmacduck
Wow, now that's great fishing thanks for the report.

Re: Aches pains & proper fishing Shetland style September 20

PostPosted: 19 Sep 2014, 19:54
by sharpey
Incredible fishing guys, one to remember for a long time..!! Great report and pics cheers..!!!

Re: Aches pains & proper fishing Shetland style September 20

PostPosted: 19 Sep 2014, 20:00
by mac
Brilliant spot of fishing there , who needs Norway when we have the Shetland`s , Orkney`s and the Western Isles on our doorstep . Cracking fish you caught :gp:

Re: Aches pains & proper fishing Shetland style September 20

PostPosted: 19 Sep 2014, 20:01
by Graham
Real fishing :thumb:
Bet you're all knackered too after all them lumps! :champ:

Re: Aches pains & proper fishing Shetland style September 20

PostPosted: 19 Sep 2014, 20:04
by grandadruss
Was reading the report Tatch,thinking it all seems too good to be true,monster cod..??
Then the pics rolled in to view :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:
Cracking report mate and cracking fish with cracking chums....Just cracking :thumb:
:gp:

Re: Aches pains & proper fishing Shetland style September 20

PostPosted: 19 Sep 2014, 20:44
by grumpyppops1
As an aberdonian I'm pretty homesick,proper fishing,brilliant

Re: Aches pains & proper fishing Shetland style September 20

PostPosted: 20 Sep 2014, 20:49
by Zander
One question, how is it going to fit in the freezer?

Re: Aches pains & proper fishing Shetland style September 20

PostPosted: 21 Sep 2014, 02:10
by tatch
Zander wrote:One question, how is it going to fit in the freezer?
Easily all neatly stacked & we gave a load to the islanders Potters use the carcasses so no waste whatsoever :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: