Sea Angling

sea-angling-1Orkney is a mecca for sea anglers and on the livaboard MV Sunrise we can cater for all group sizes.

Orkney recently welcomed once again the European Federation of Sea Anglers for the 2015 Line Class & Boat championships. The competition was be held in Stromness from the 1 – 8 August. In total eighty-five anglers competed for various medals and prizes in both boat and line classes. Ten different countries were represented at the competition from; Scotland, England, Ireland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Gibraltar, South Africa and Russia.

atlantic-cod Atlantic CodThe Championships were previously held in Orkney in 2009 and 2003. Joe Edwards from the European Federation of Sea Anglers (EFSA) Scotland said: “EFSA Scotland was delighted to have been chosen to host there prestigious championships once again. We had no hesitation in deciding to return to Stromness as the venue as it was such an outstanding success in both 2003 and 2009.”

“Our sincere thanks and appreciation to Orkney Islands Council, Stromness Community Business Forum and the many local businesses who supported us. The EFSA family look forward very much to visiting Stromness again in 2015, angers, spouses and guests. At the last competition in 2009 a total of 4227 fish were caught”

pollock PollockSea Angling in Orkney mainly consists of rough ground fishing for Cod and Ling with Pollack caught closer in or over the shelves. We also have species such as Torsk, Wolf Fish, Lesser Spotted Dogfish, Spur-dog as well as flat fish such as Dab and Skate. One of the benefits of fishing in Orkney is that if the weather closes in and is unsuitable to fish out at sea the we have the potential for wreck fishing in the shelter of Scapa Flow which can produce sizeable Cod, Ling, Pollack and Coalfish. There are also Conger on the wrecks but they would have to be specifically rigged and fished for, with best results at anchor.