A couple of years ago I was out for an exploratory St Kilda trip with Angus Campbell onboard the predecessor to the beast that is Orca III and talk turned to what might be lurking in the deeps on the edges of the Continental Shelf.
During the summer months, the Isle of Man can boast some of the best species fishing found around the British Isles. Located in the Irish Sea half way between mainland UK and Ireland, measuring a mere 35miles in length and 13 miles in breadth the Island does however boast over 100 miles of attractive coastline.
The end of July had arrived and it was time for the sixth annual Parker family outing on Dave Pitman's Atlanta out of Weymouth. The weather was sultry and overcast and the three week heat wave we had enjoyed was imminently about to break.
In the first of a two part series John Francis Costello takes us on a conducted tour of popular shore marks around Plymouth. John tells us how to get there, fishing methods and what species may be encountered with lures or bait.