The 2nd, 3rd and 4th November are the dates for the Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network’s annual shark Tagathon in Argyll waters.
This year they’re looking for the Spurdog shark species to catch, tag and return – and it will be in both Loch Etive and Loch Sunart, because evidence suggests that these lochs and their surrounding waters have resident populations and that the Spurdog pup in the area.
Everyone interested in welcome to this BYOB event [bring your own boat] which sees folk in everything from sea kayaks to cabined cruising boats.
There will be Collection and Drop Off points where advice, ‘welcome packs’, tags, recording cards, canulas and tagging information will be issued; and where full training will be provided to any one who needs it.
For Loch Sunart :: The main centre will be the Salen Hotel with registration on
- Friday and Saturday night between 08.30 & 09.30pm
- Saturday and Sunday mornings at the Resipole campsite between 08.00 & 09.00am.
For Loch Etive :: The main centre will be the Lochnell Arms Hotel with registration on
- Friday and Saturday nights between 7.30 & 8.30pm.
- Saturday and Sunday mornings at the hotel between 08.00 & 09.00am.
All participants are asked to hand tagging data and fish record cards in to either the Lochnell Arms Hotel or the Taynuilt Hotel in Taynuilt, there will be a drop box at both of these places.
SSACN makes a small charge of £5 per person for the event. This covers the cost of the tags, canulas and other materials – but for the fiver you will also receive Associate Membership of SSACN.
Visit the SSACN website here for details on payment [under Note 1].