Fishing trip on the charter boat Eun Na Mara on October 17th, from Scrabster
On this trip not only did we catch a fair number of fish we were lucky enough to spot young basking sharks off Dunnet Head. I enjoyed the trip a lot as I was catching fish and the sea was calm, what else does one need to make for a great day out sea fishing ... the company was excellent with Philip, Terry and Bryan out fishing everyone (as usual).
Philip weighing his 17 Ib Ling on the boat Eun Na Mara
This Ling was the largest fish caught on the day, with cod of 8-10 Ibs also being caught.
A nice sized cod caught off Dunnet Head on October 17th (2015)
Some of the fish caught by myself on the trip, I went home with enough fish to keep me busy filleting fish for over 1hr and filled the freezer with cod and haddock. I have started to smoke fish using the barbecue with creates really tasty fish for use in soups and fish pies.
Ling caught on the trip always put on a good fight and as I discovered also taste great when smoked.
The more professional anglers had most of their fish nicely filleted by the end the fishing trip, leaving the heads for use in crab creels. I on the other hand cleaned the fish on the boat and then did the filleting at home in the kitchen, using the heads & skeletons to make fish stock.
The end product of my days fishing on the Eun Na Mara - a delicious fillet of cod, coated with egg from our own free range chickens, breaded, then fried in Borderfields cold pressed Scottish rapeseed oil.
Chris Bennet has the fantastic charter boat Eun Na Mara along the boat Hebridean Warrior. Chris can be contacted on 07989 473204 (mobile).
Dunnet Head Lighthouse seen from charter boat
Dunnet Head Lighthouse seen from the boat.