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Terry’s Travels A bit of a Gilt Trip!

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13-01-2014

During the height of our glorious summer that eventually arrived back in July, my angling mate Andy Wolsey and I decided to head for the Cork coastline. This was in search of a new species for us, namely the Gilt Head Bream. The original plan was to allow three days to find our target species, and possibly stretch to a fourth day if things didn’t happen to go our way. Although day one was a failure of sorts, we tempted a few thick-lipped Mullet and their close ...

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Weymouth latest......MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

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13-01-2014

Paul Cross landed his Personal Best Blonde Ray weighing 21Ib while fishing anchored on a bank aboard FLAMER IV. Peter was using a 20Ib class rod with a Sakuma 6/0 and 4/0 hook penell rig baited with Ammo Squid and Mackerel cocktail. The Ray was released alive. Pictured top Will Power Smith from Northampton with a 3Ib Whiting and above Trevor Pegg with his personal best Whiting weighing 3Ib 2oz. website www.flamer4fishing.co.uk   website http://www.dee...

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Rough Ground Roulette

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24-12-2013

If you are wondering what happened to me from September to late November, blog wise, I was constantly working away and unable to fish. Going for so long without wetting a line was sheer agony and by late November when I finally got home the ache to fish was unbearable. My first trip out was after conger. It was a flat calm night with no sea swell and a sky full of stars. I hit a conger while the tide was still on the ebb. It felt a decent double figure fish, but got tangle...

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Another first.....

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20-11-2013

Mark Laker from Kent caught his first ever Conger and Undulate Ray while fishing at anchor aboard Flamer IV on the Adamant Bank .Mark is pictured with his 14Ib Undulate Ray which was returned alive. Mark was using a Shakespeare 20Ib class rod with a flowing trace and pennel rig of Sakuma 6/0 and 4/0 hooks baited up with a cocktail of Ammo Squid and Mackerel.

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Terry’s Travels Pike angling, fly verses the rest!

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20-11-2013

I have known for many years now that the most successful method in hooking and landing a pike is on the fly. In my humble opinion, this is without dispute, but that is, of course my opinion! I realise that many pike anglers reading this will start shouting at me now, extolling the virtues of their own favourite pike disciplines such as trolling, dead-baiting, jerk-baiting etc, etc, and of course, they are all highly successful methods. However, for me personally, w...

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Terry’s Travels Penn Affinity 7000 LC Series

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11-11-2013

The Penn Affinity reels are produced in two sizes, the 7000 model with line capacity of 295 yards of 30lb B/S and the larger 8000 version that has a capacity of 330 yards of 30lb B/S. I opted for the 7000 version back in January of this year, and once they arrived, couldn’t wait to put them through they’re paces. My first opportunity to test the reels was during a Specimen Bream expedition (see previous archive blogs) and fishing at distance, into a head-wind, ...

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Terry’s Travels A Trio of Mullet

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06-11-2013

Although Thick-lipped Mullet are reasonably abundant on the north coast of Ireland, the other two species, namely Thin-Lipped and Golden-Grey Mullet prefer the slightly warmer seas that Southern Ireland has to offer. If I wanted any chance at all in finding the three species in one trip, that’s where I had to head. I do not doubt, with rising sea temperatures, that eventually these and other sub-tropical species will venture further up the west coast in the future. Howeve...

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Terry’s Travels Targeting Wrasse

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02-11-2013

  As we only had an afternoon tide to play with, we decided to spend the time in search of wrasse, in particular, Ballans and Cuckoos. We had done enough deep-water anchoring up to now and wanted some relaxing, less energetic angling! A set of baited feathers is as easy as it gets, and that’s all that is required to tempt these reef dwelling species. With plenty of ragworm to satisfy the Ballans, we needed a couple of dozen Mackerel. Small strips of fresh M...

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Big Pollack on Lures

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mike-thrussell

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22-10-2013

Wreck fishing is undergoing a transformation regarding both tackle and technique. The modern wreck angler is fishing much lighter tackle than used to be the case, but is also employing lures far more.  If you’re new to offshore wreck fishing though, information on this new style of fishing can be limited. With this in mind, I thought I might describe how I tackled a recent trip out to wrecks off the Welsh coast in the hope it might help those looking to go wreck fishing for t...

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Andy’s Specimen Spurdog

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21-10-2013

I forgot to post this blog, old age setting in! Up to last summer, Andy had never had the opportunity to target Spurdog in search of an Irish specimen over the elusive twelve pound barrier. This had to be put right, and with favourable wind direction and neap tides, we found ourselves en-route to the deep-water Spurdog marks of the north-east coast. Of course, fresh Mackerel were priority as ever, and luckily enough, we found these reasonably quickly; not always th...