ON YER MARKS
ONYER MARKS SEA FISHING CHARTERS has been operating around South West Scotland for over 30 years. The boats we use are identical, purpose-built, Smartliner 21’s with 115 HP engines on the back. They cruise at 24 knots and have a top speed of over 30 knots. The boats are licensed for 6 anglers, but we have restricted to four for comfort.
During the summer months we specialise in fishing for the small shark species like Tope, Bull Huss, Rays and Spurdog and light tackle Pollack fishing on the inshore reefs. Species hunts are also popular and often produce 20 species in a day. New to 2021, we are starting evening trips for Mackerel and general fishing, Bass trips, during the season and Seal and wildlife watching
A growing market for us is “Pollack on the Fly” which produced fish of 9lb 10oz and 10lb 4 oz. for Scottish angler Alex Wilkie. In the spring and autumn we move our operation and fish from Crinan for the giant Common Skate. The 2017 spring trip produced 35 Skate over the magical 200 lb!
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A day normally starts with filing up the bait box with Mackerel for the Shark species and Launce for the Pollack. We will catch Tope every week of the season from May to October. At certain times of the season 30 Tope can be expected per day. The biggest Tope of the 2018 season was estimated at 80 pounds.
We pride ourselves on working hard to put anglers over fish and unlike larger charter boats we offer a very personal experience. Novices can learn from our experience.