Ronnie Campbell has been involved in common skate fishing around Oban for many years. His expertise in the targeting, capture and release of these monstrous elasmobranch species is renowned throughout the UK and Europe. I was fortunate to be among a group
This is the largest of the skates found in European waters. It has a fairly long snout which leads to the front edge of the wing or disc being concave in shape.
Small boat owner Dave Thomson introduces a pair of stubborn charter boat fishermen to the world of private boat fishing from Crinan, Argyll, which culminates in novice angler, Dale Duff landing perhaps the largest male common skate ever taken on rod and line.
Lights, camera, action! Pals Steve Souter and rugby journo Nigel Botherway came up trumps on a giant skate quest, with the action captured on film for SKY TV’s Tight Lines show. A true lover of sport and all things fishing,
Big powerful common skate will terminally expose any weakness in tackle. Terminal tackle in particular needs to be strong, and rig design well considered. But what is the best rig? Boat angler Les McBride has numerous massive commons under his
The port of Oban is arguably the giant skate capital of Europe, but there is much more to the location. Planet Sea Fishing takes a look at the boat and shore fishing that the town and its surrounds offer. Whether
Former British shore-caught skate record holder Gordon Mackenzie has been among the big fish again. Here Gillies Mackenzie exclusively reveals a secret venue, details a magic rig, and brings you the full story of Gordon’s latest 159lb shore conquest. It’s