Well done Gary. I am up at Seahouses in a couple of weeks and am chucking the telescopic rod outfit in the car. Bought some shads and tobys. Am looking for some mackeral or coalies. If i get a pollack i will be very pleased. Them big ones you have are superb. The biggest i have had was on a boat a couple of weeks ago. I was surprised at just how tasty they are to eat.(might just chuck the big rod and reel in if i can catch some mackeral i,ll do what you did). Mick. Mick.