Colin Thornton bought his lovely girlfriend Kate, on holiday to Barra…and boy was she luck on the boat. Her presence was all it took for Colin to climb into the fish.
Fishing the Linga Linga channel is so much fun, especially when the Snoek are practically jumping in the boat.
With completely flat waters in that perfect Snoek Green tint, a variety of gamefish frequent this 25m deep channel, scarred with sandbanks and islands. The tides move in and out like some sort of rush hour, and these gamefish slam the poor baitfish and other juveniles without any mercy. Sometimes acres of fish rise at once. Little white dropshots (with wire) are compulsory, and light, light tackle. This area is one place you could catch a Natal Snoek or even a bonito, from the side, with light spinning gear. A good cast is all you need to be right in the mix.