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Terry’s Travels Rudd-Bream Hybrids

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18-10-2014

On a recent work trip down in Cork City, I managed to cram in quite a bit of specimen hunting for several species, and thanks to my angling mate Sid Kennedy, I also squeezed in a very enjoyable Rudd-Bream Hybrid session. Sid had kindly pre-baited a secret location on the local dam, one that could only be accessed by boat in order to make sure the spot would be vacant. With a little bit of lady luck, there should be a few large Hybrids sniffing around. Bill Brazier,...

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Bass on the bob

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mike-thrussell

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21-09-2014

I was recently in Courtmacsherry, Ireland and had been out with skipper Mark Gannon for the day aboard the Lady Louise. We’d enjoyed some great ground fishing including pollack, ling, wrasse, conger, cod and much more. As we’d motored out that morning we’d seen quite a few bass swirling as they moved up in to the estuary. In conversation during the day it was suggested we should keep some mackerel for bait and have a go for these bass that evening. The timing was dead right, ...

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Terry's Travel.......A Life Experience

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09-09-2014

Once a year for the past seven years, I have offered the young angling volunteers from the “Angling First” charity in Northern Ireland a potentially memorable deep-sea angling adventure. Most of the young lads I meet later move on to other opportunities in life, and a new handful will sign-up to the charitable angling cause. The charity gives these young lads a great life-education as they move towards adult-hood including people-skills, decision making, organising and...

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Shakespeare Salt Beach Rest

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09-09-2014

  “An innovative designed beach rest that is packed with special features and offers the angler the ultimate in beach stability”. “Constructed from light-weight powder coated aluminium with angular central section and rounded legs, this rest is robust, yet compact with a closed length of only 1.25m. The unique slide and lock stabilizing arms ensure the most stable of fishing stations in all conditions”. Having read this sales jargon above, regarding this particular b...

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Tackle Test - Shakespeare Salt Beach Rest

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09-09-2014

“An innovative designed beach rest that is packed with special features and offers the angler the ultimate in beach stability”. “Constructed from light-weight powder coated aluminium with angular central section and rounded legs, this rest is robust, yet compact with a closed length of only 1.25m. The unique slide and lock stabilizing arms ensure the most stable of fishing stations in all conditions”. Having read this sales jargon above, regarding this particular beac...

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Shakespeare Superteam go so close to a double in the Angling Trust Division 1 National Championship

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Trevor Gunning

Published on

19-08-2014

42 teams (420 competitors) fished the River Trent on various sections of the river from the non-tidal section downstream of Nottingham to the tidal section upstream of Torksey in the Angling Trust Division 1 National Championship on Saturday 9th August 2014. Weather conditions were far from ideal, with bright sunshine and blustery winds generally blowing downstream with the current. Recent rains had put just a tinge of colour in the water, but on the tidal stretches the ri...

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Battling Bream and Mullet Mania

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mike-thrussell

Published on

13-08-2014

I’ve always enjoyed mixing up my fishing. Living on the west coast of Wales, I am lucky in having a wide range of species to target, and pretty much every couple of weeks throughout the year I can go for something different. Its not just over time that I mix my fishing up either. I found out many years ago that it often pays to change your target species during the one day. This is done by fishing the peak feeding time for one species, then switching venue or tactics to ta...

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Terry’s Travels....Three-Bearded Rockling

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12-08-2014

During last winter, I challenged myself to catch the Three-Bearded Rockling, and in particular, one over specimen size (1lbs 12oz). The smaller varieties are extremely common around most shore marks, particularly rough-ground venues containing boulders, kelp-beds and “reefy” areas, also affectionately known as “tackle grave yards!” I had previously picked a few likely-looking shore marks and surveyed the areas during the day at low water. This gave a great insight into t...

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Singing the Blues....with Chippy and Bite Adventures

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25-07-2014

Bite Adventures with Chippy operate out of Penzance and run specialist shark trips during the summer months. Simon Putnam travels down with three friends every year and have had some great catches Simon picks up the story...."we have been really lucky with the weather and the fishin. Last year we managed to get out on all the 5 days we booked, we had an incredible week with 59 blues being landed and released, the biggest last year was 107lb, which I was lucky enough to ...

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208lb Shore Caught Common Skate

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25-07-2014

A Whitby Angling Supplies staff member recently caught a fantastic 208lb female skate whilst fishing from the shore on the Isle of Skye. The skate took over and hour to land and it was caught on a Penn Affinity 16ft Beachcaster, Shimano Ultegra 14000XSC and 66lb Power Pro, the trace was Sakuma wire 50lb and hook a Sakuma 545 7/0 with half a fillet of fresh mackerel as bait. Regards Daniel Bennett