|A mile or so affshore fae Portsoy is the Codlin Hole far we eest tae go
tae catch mackerel wi a 12 hook temet, 'n if they werna biting, wi wid try ripping for
cod. Often anough we widna catch nithin but I wisnae a that worried - it seemed a shame
tae disturb them as they and a the ither fishies darted aboot in aneth the water.
||The Codling Hole is about a mile out from Portsoy. We used to go there to
catch mackerel and, should they not be around, we would rip for cod - Gadus callarius.
Often we were unsuccessful but as we were murdering for pleasure rather than necessity
this was perhaps a good thing.