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Big Kings and the Oricle 13'

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admin_uk

Published on

03-10-2010

  Shakespeare Oracle 13 foot. Most of our fishing for salmon is done either in the Scottish Borders, or, on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. In Scotland we mainly fish the river Teviot, a tributary of the river Tweed. The Teviot is not a big river, so a 13 foot rod is ideal. We run corporate fishing weeks and casting/coaching days so we need a rod that will stand an inevitable hard life of a ‘training rod’. The Oracle 13 foot is great because fir...
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Maderia - Blue Marlin - Sorted

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trevor-gunning-2

Published on

25-09-2010

 Maderia - Blue Marlin - Sorted Between May & September some of the world's largest Blue Marlin run through the Deep blue Atlantic waters that surround the Islands of Madeira. These giants have constantly inspired dozens if skippers & crew and thousands of anglers worldwide to come to Madeira. There is perhaps no other place in the world that experiences such numbers of Blue Marlin at the upper end if the SIZE spectrum.       &...

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Trigger Fish Target

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mike-thrussell

Published on

21-09-2010

Being a species hunter I’m constantly on the look out for opportunities to add to my all time UK and Ireland total. One of the fish that’s eluded me over the years is a trigger fish. I’ve caught them in Gibraltar, Gambia, Florida and Mexico, but never in my home waters. On a recent trip to Waterville in Ireland I was scheduled to fish for wrasse and pollack with long time colleague Mike Hennessey of the South West Regional Fisheries Board. On the way to the mark we popped in...

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Blue Shark Record Released

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trevor-gunning-2

Published on

20-09-2010

  A BRITISH ‘RECORD’ BLUE SHARK RELEASED   I recently headed down to Plymouth for two days fishing with Malc Jones aboard his Penn sponsored boat Sea Angler 2. I would be accompanied by fishing mates Adrian Piotrowski, Dan Clayfield and Gregg Johnson The plan was to target Blue sharks, possibly also Porbeagle’s, by anchoring rather than the usual method of drift fishing but still using a rubby dubby slick to draw the sharks to the baits. The idea was we co...

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Penn Challenge Part 2

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trevor-gunning-2

Published on

13-09-2010

   Penn Challenge Part 2     I thought I would add some detail relating to the gear and tactics as well as my new experience of sea fishing in the amazing Penn Cup! As I mentioned in the last blog I am predominantly a Coarse and Fly angler and have limited sea fishing experience. So my invite to the Penn cup in Norway was exciting but also rather intimidating! Thanks to a crash course from Mike Thrussell our Penn consultant (and sea fishin...

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In Blue Shark Heaven

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mike-thrussell

Published on

09-09-2010

I recently made a flying visit to Cobh in southern Ireland. I was scheduled out for a days blue shark fishing with Jim Linehan aboard the Deora De and walking down on to the quay at 08.30 the wind was light, the sky clear and a hot sun was baking the ground. Ideal conditions! Pushing out 14 miles from the mouth of Cork Harbour the sea had some swell here and carried a light chop. I like this as it diffuses the light penetrating through the water column and helps li...

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What Length for a Spinning Rod

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mike-thrussell

Published on

17-08-2010

One of the most common questions I get asked by anglers is what length should a spinning rod be. The honest answer is that there is no one defining length. The length of rods used for fishing lures depends greatly on what type of lure fishing you want to do. For example, if I want to fish small jig heads and sandeel imitators from a boat, then I’d look at a rod length about 7ft 4ins to 8ft, my personal preference being the shorter 7ft 4ins rod. This requires a very fast ta...

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Shore Fishing Adventure in Northern Iceland

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mike-thrussell

Published on

03-08-2010

After two years of waiting I finally managed to organise five days shore fishing in the untapped waters of Dalvik way up in the north of Iceland. Here commercial fishing pressure is minimal and sea fish stocks are at levels most Europeans and British anglers can only dream of. Every small port in the area has at least one built pier and these offer convenient but productive platforms to fish from. You can even fish with the car right behind you! I set up with a Penn 525...

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Fish 'O' Mania Final

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admin_uk

Published on

19-07-2010

 McKinnon wins Fish'O'Mania in dramatic style     NEIL McKinnon has won the Totesport.com Fish'O'Mania XVII in the most dramatic style. McKinnon had not been in front at any stage of the prestigious angling competiton but  a sensational last hour saw him sweep the glory. It was heartbreak for former World Champion Tom Pickering who had been well ahead up until the last few moments but a late surge won McKinnon the title and earned him a place in ...

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World Club Championship – Poznan, Poland, 12 -13th June 2010

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admin_uk

Published on

19-07-2010

Preparation-: Following a few meetings and the team positively gearing up for the World Club Championship (WCC) competition there had been much discussion about the venue and tactics required. Originally the venue was to be the river Warta in Poland. In the months leading up to the competition we held a few meeting to discuss all the agenda items and gain as much information about the venue as possible. It was therefore a disappointment to many when the venue was change...