The Smooth Touch

PF Blog - Smoothound - Mike T with 12lb 11oz smoothound

Mid June to late July is the very best time for offshore smoothound. They are shark like in appearance, but have no teeth, just hard sandpapery gums designed to crush up crabs. Teeth or not, they fight exceptionally hard, especially on light tackle, and are one of my favourite summer fish. Smoothound are found right […]

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A New Beginning

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The Mayan apocalypse has been and gone! It turned out, as expected, to be nothing more than possible misinterpretation of something written thousands of years ago. Some choose to believe that the 21st December was the start of a new age on Earth. I have no insight in to that, but we are at the […]

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2012 – Year Of The Record Breaking Bass?

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Ignoring the brief cold snap we endured in early February which will have no real effect, the winter here in the UK has been especially mild. Possibly the mildest for 30-years. Looking at the sea temperatures currently the English Channel reads about 8C off Kent, 9C off Hampshire and an almost tropical 10C off the […]

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A New Season Dawns

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 […]

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

I tend to spend some of my Christmas holidays planning next years fishing schedule and this year will be no different. I’m already looking forward to a February trip to Scotland targeting common skate and black mouthed dogfish, the latter a possible new species for me. That said I will be out during the days […]

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