All About Bass

I’ve decided to do a lot more lure fishing for bass this year. This will mostly be here in Wales on my local patch, but I’m also looking forward to a fishing exchange with Sylvain Legendre, a French lure specialist working for Pure Fishing, and comparing “bass on lure” techniques both in France and the […]

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Target Flatfish For Fun

Mid February through to the end of March is always a tough time for shore anglers. Most adult fish will have moved offshore to spawn leaving only generally smaller fish to fish for. Persistent gales, heavy rain and lots of weed have not made for easy fishing of late either.  I have been out though, […]

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Wreck Pollack: Right Lure, Right Time!

Throughout 2010 I enjoyed incredible fishing with the Berkley range of soft lures, especially the Powerbait Ripple Shad and the new Powerbait Ripple Grub. These lures caught me amazing numbers of big pollack, cod and coalfish, both in the UK and in Ireland. The end of January sees the real start of the UK’s winter […]

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ABU 6500 Multiplier Reels: New Reel Set Up Procedure

Most anglers buy a new ABU 6500 reel from a shop or online store, take it out of the box, load it with line and go fishing. But stop and think for a minute. You don’t walk in to a car showroom, pay for the car then immediately drive it away flat out, do you! […]

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Using the Abu Garcia Rauto Spoon

BUILD THE RAUTO SPOON RIG The ABU Rauto spoon began life back in the 1960’s as an ice fishing spoon in Scandinavian countries. It was used with bait as an attractor by ice fisherman targeting trout, pike, char and perch. It was also used in saltwater for cod. During the late 1960’s and in to […]

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The Cod are Coming!!

Gathering in reports from all round the UK it looks like many areas are already experiencing a fair run of smaller codling to 3lbs, but backed up with a few fish from 5 to 11lbs. The past three years seems to have produced reasonable numbers of juvenile cod, these having now grown on to be […]

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What Length for a Spinning Rod

One of the most common questions I get asked by anglers is what length should a spinning rod be. The honest answer is that there is no one defining length. The length of rods used for fishing lures depends greatly on what type of lure fishing you want to do. For example, if I want […]

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Drop Shot Fishing for Sea Bass

Drop shot fishing started in the US with anglers after freshwater bass, it then came to Europe and produced good catches of perch, zander and pike, now it’s a firm favourite with anglers after sea bass and it’s proving highly effective too. Drop shotting is basically a method of vertically working a small soft plastic […]

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Hunting for Huss

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 […]

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Fluorocarbon Line Facts – Part Two

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 […]

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