Big Pollack on Lures

Mike Thrussell with 14.5lb Pollack

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, […]

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Past and Present Plaice

Plaice Fishing

I was browsing through my fishing diary the other night and was looking back at past boat plaice trips. It’s interesting to see how my tactics have developed over the years. When I first started targeting plaice my rigs tended to be made incorporating long metal or plastic booms with a long flowing trace from […]

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The Right Way with Shore Ray

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March signals the start of the thornback ray season in some areas. These are traditionally the marks inside the Tamar Estuary, some of the Cornish beaches and rock marks, also the South Wales coast, especially the rock ledges around Ogmore. The shallow mid Wales beaches can also produce thornback ray, but it tends to be […]

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Time to Target Big Wreck Pollack and Cod

Boat Pollack

The period from mid January through until late March sees some of the best wreck fishing for pollack here in the UK with fish in excess of 20lbs possible. However this year also sees the added possibility of some very big cod being caught from the same wrecks with fish above 20lbs, and possibly even […]

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Fluorocarbon: How, When and Where to use it…

Some of the commonest questions I get asked are about the advantages and disadvantages of Fluorocarbon, and does it justify the general increase in cost over standard monofilament? To keep things simple, Fluorocarbon is a special line designed to be much less visible when immersed in water than monofilament is. Some people doubt this, but […]

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August is Wrasse Fishing Time

Although wrasse can be caught from the shore pretty much anytime from April on, it’s August when the wrasse fishing really hits top gear. This falls in nicely with many anglers summer holidays, and with minimal tackle you can enjoy some great sport. For average sized wrasse up to 3 or 4lbs, a 2-4oz spinning […]

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Soft Plastics: Right Lure, Right Time

During a recent shore bass session, a lad fishing a little further down the beach (we’d already exchanged a courteous wave) wandered up for a chat. Like me he was lure fishing, but there was weed in the water and we were both struggling to keep the lures clean on the retrieve, and frankly had […]

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How to spool up with super braid lines

In my last blog we looked at the major advantages of braid lines against monofilament line when lure fishing for bass. Now we need to consider the correct way to load modern spinning reels with super braid lines. I like to soak new braid, still on the supply spool, in luke warm water. Leave the […]

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Super Braid Lines for Lure Bass Fishing

Super braid lines have been a revolution within sea angling circles, and no where more than when fishing lures for bass. Many anglers, especially those new to lure bass fishing, are understandably suspicious of the advantage of braid due to the far higher cost in comparison to normal monofilament lines. So what are the advantages […]

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The Magic of Mullet

Mullet remain the uncatchable species for many anglers. Certainly they can be difficult, but all mullet can and will be caught if you try hard enough. It just takes observation, a logical fishing strategy, and then usually some patience before success is achieved. Although on the south and southwest coast of the UK mullet can […]

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