Argyll pollack

Scott88

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I’ve been trying loosely to stick to the 5 mile limit since we’ve been allowed back out, and by far the best sport on my doorstep is pollack off the rocks. I’m lucky there are plenty rock marks and strong currents round here to give me a few options. I’m not getting anything like the numbers I’ve had in the past, but the average size is probably twice what it usually is, so no complaints! They don’t seem to want anything other than chartreuse/ white clousers just now for some reason.
 

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smallmouth

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Years ago on holiday, I had a go one evening near Kilchoan ferry with a trout outfit.

I had a couple, but nothing of that size.
 

merkin

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Well done that man - I am suitably green (or chartruese) eyed.

Pollack are my thing, but here on the north east coast (of England) they are slower to show and very rarely of that size. I'm looking forward to being let loose in Assynt at the end of the month (should Nicola allow me in) in the search for that elusive ten pounder. (I've had follows, but no takes).

Interesting point about the selection of fly colour. An exchange on here a few years ago with a Norwegian Pollack specialist highlighted chartreuse/pink flies (clousers, deceivers or half-and-halfs) as his go to colour. I used to be an orange and white man, but now get most constant action with a pure white deceiver with a 'lateral line' of mosaic flash. I've experimented with colour changes during hectic periods of sport and it really shows just how much colour can matter.
 

Scott88

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Well done that man - I am suitably green (or chartruese) eyed.

Pollack are my thing, but here on the north east coast (of England) they are slower to show and very rarely of that size. I'm looking forward to being let loose in Assynt at the end of the month (should Nicola allow me in) in the search for that elusive ten pounder. (I've had follows, but no takes).

Interesting point about the selection of fly colour. An exchange on here a few years ago with a Norwegian Pollack specialist highlighted chartreuse/pink flies (clousers, deceivers or half-and-halfs) as his go to colour. I used to be an orange and white man, but now get most constant action with a pure white deceiver with a 'lateral line' of mosaic flash. I've experimented with colour changes during hectic periods of sport and it really shows just how much colour can matter.
Assynt is definitely on the to do list, it would take a lifetime to cover all the likely spots up there, plenty monsters to be had if you get it right.

I tend to use chartreuse, pink or orange by default, for no other reason than that’s the colours of EP fibres I bulk bought years ago 😂 They definitely seem to hone in on particular colours on any given day, recently every trip has had me changing flies till I find what they’re after.
 

alfie pointon

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I’ve been trying loosely to stick to the 5 mile limit since we’ve been allowed back out, and by far the best sport on my doorstep is pollack off the rocks. I’m lucky there are plenty rock marks and strong currents round here to give me a few options. I’m not getting anything like the numbers I’ve had in the past, but the average size is probably twice what it usually is, so no complaints! They don’t seem to want anything other than chartreuse/ white clousers just now for some reason.
Absolutely fantastic would just loved to have been there just watching never mind catching them brilliant top man well done.
 
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