ANGLING: Rogers lands some Jura monsters

FANCY fighting monster fish '“ against some of the strongest tides around British coasts '“ that weigh more than YOU do and stick to the bottom like giant rubber suckers?

Friday, 13th May 2016, 12:31 pm
Updated Friday, 13th May 2016, 1:36 pm
YOUD need a ton of chips with this! Vince Rogers boated this 190lb skate  returned alive  off Scotlands Isle of Jura

That is what town’s Vince Rogers and fishing pal Andy Gilling were doing last week off the west coast of Scotland – struggling to lift huge skate weighing around 14 stone!

On the one day they managed to beat the weather and get out on the surging waters around the Isle of Jura, Vince boated a 190 and two 137s while Andy had one of 205lbs, a 190 and a 187.

All the fish were returned alive as part of a local conservation programme. Using ‘broomstick’ 50lb class rods, they were left ‘cream-crackered’ by bringing the fish up from depths going on 600 feet (100 fathoms).

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“When you had one on it was like trying to lift the seabed,” said Vince. “But driving back across Scotland, through snowstorms, we had to agree it was an experience to be grabbed with both hands.”

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