1000lb haul of giant skate!

199lber tops catch off Scottish coast

1000lb haul of giant skate!

by Angling Times |

INTREPID anglers Alex Allan and Gordon McPhail experienced the charter trip of a lifetime last month, catching nine giant skate between them ranging from 54lb to an almighty 199lb.

The pair, who headed out of Dunstaffnage Marina with Blue Fin Charters, enjoyed a day of arm-aching sport off Scotland’s west coast, and were left in awe of the power of their quarry.

Gordon McPhail does battle aboard Blue Fin Charters
Gordon McPhail does battle aboard Blue Fin Charters

“There’s little in UK angling that can compare to the sheer brute strength of these magnificent and prehistoric beasts,” Alex said.

“They make unstoppable dives, where all you can do is hold on. But the effort of hauling these goliaths through 500ft of water is made worthwhile when you see their huge wingspan emerge from the depths. After a quick measure, scan, and photo they return with a graceful flick of their wings.”

One of the big skate is shown off by Alex Allan
One of the big skate is shown off by Alex Allan
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