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An Unexpected Ending

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trevor-gunning-2

Published on

28-05-2010

 AN UNEXPECTED ENDING! On the line! The blogger playing 'something big' offshore.   The canyons situated offshore from Watamu, Kenya offer one of the best chances of a grander Tiger shark in the world.   When these fish are at home then the action can be incredible.   There is no captain more capable of finding these fish than Captain Salim “Papa Zambarani” (Swahili for father of tigershark) himself.   I have been fishing with Sa...

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Plymouth Pollack Fishing

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mike-thrussell

Published on

20-05-2010

I recently teamed up with Pure Fishing category managers Rob Wyatt and James Robbins aboard the Penn/ABU/Shakespeare sponsored Plymouth based charter boat Sea Angler 2 skippered by Malc Jones. The aim of the trip was to shoot some DVD film for some product presentations, the product being new lure/spinning rods, boat rods and some new reels including a new low profile reel scheduled for the ABU range. I’m a real fan of these low profile reels and would be matching it to an...

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Hunting for Huss

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mike-thrussell

Published on

16-05-2010

Shore caught huss over the past few years have become a cult fish, sought by both freelance anglers and specimen hunters. The attraction is that they are resident generally in wild rocky places well off the beaten track, grow big with double figure fish common, and though not the very best fighter they do pull hard especially when caught in deeper water. A fish of 12lbs is considered a specimen! I get asked about how to catch huss frequently, so here’s a brief “how to” on ...

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Testing Times

By

mike-thrussell

Published on

27-04-2010

I’ve lots going on at the moment. I’m still field testing prototype rods and reels scheduled for the Penn and ABU brands which are due on the shop shelves in the coming autumn, and we’re about to final field test a new series of spinning rods due to go in to the ABU product range, again in the coming autumn ready for next year. There’s a host of other new rods, reels, luggage and accessory items going through final evaluation process at the moment too. Spring in to summer is ...

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A New Season Dawns

By

mike-thrussell

Published on

13-04-2010

Here in mid Wales, over the years, I’ve come to realise that the end of March is the true change over from winter to spring. We can get snow as late as May on the mountains, but generally by the end of March spring is well and truly on the land. This year, even though we’ve endured one of the coldest winters for three decades, its no different and by the end of March the buds on the trees started to push, the grass began to grow and the daffodils bloomed, even though the l...

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Giants of the Deep

By

mike-thrussell

Published on

13-03-2010

I was recently up in Oban, Scotland with my son Mike Jr. We’d booked a couple of days for some pleasure fishing with Ronnie Campbell who runs the charter boat Laura Dawn from Oban. We were fishing with 4 other anglers and the target would be giant common skate, one of the largest fish a UK angler can target as they can potentially easily exceed 200lbs in weight. The weather was extremely cold with snow capping all the mountains down to low level and with a savagely cold...

European Beach Championships and Glasgow Angling Centre Open Day

By

mike-thrussell

Published on

26-02-2010

I’ve a busy couple of weeks coming up. This weekend, 26/28th February, I’ll be at the European Beach Championships based in Bridlington. In 2009 well over a thousand anglers fished the event, and this year we’re told the event will be even bigger with a large contingent of European anglers joining those based in the UK. The weekend kicks off with a flounder competition on the Friday afternoon. The main competition is fished over two days on the beaches south of Bridlington...
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Fluorocarbon Line Facts - Part Two

By

mike-thrussell

Published on

15-02-2010

In this, the second part of our Fluorocarbon line feature, we look at its fishing advantages and the situations where Fluoro carbon gives us the most advantage. WHEN AND WHERE TO USE FLOURO CARBON LINES Due to its refractive qualities making it far less visible to fish in clear water, it is a major advantage to make your shore rig bodies, and especially your hook snoods, from Penn Fluorocarbon when fishing in broad daylight in shallow sunlit waters over clean sand, a typi...

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Fluorocarbon Line Facts

By

mike-thrussell

Published on

02-02-2010

This the first of a two part feature on the benefits and advantages in using Penn Fluoro carbon line. This first part explains what Fluoro carbon is and how it works. I’ve been using Fluoro carbon lines since it was first introduced and it immediately improved my overall results in many fishing situations when used as hook snoods and rig body line, but also as a short leader when lure fishing. I now use Penn International Fluorocarbon exclusively for general UK and over...

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5 Top Tips To Catch Boat Pollack

By

mike-thrussell

Published on

12-01-2010

January through to early April produces some huge pollack from the offshore wrecks situated in the English Channel. Fish well over 20lbs are likely, but any fish over 16lbs is considered a good one. This is fishing you can enjoy on light tackle such as 12lb or 15lb class rods and reels for maximum sport too. Signs are that this late winter period coming could be one of the best for some time and expectations are high. To get the best from the superb offshore action, her...