MULLET ON THE MOVE

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One thing I’ve learnt about mullet is that they are a moody fish. Like no other they will switch from feeding to being totally disinterested in the blink of an eye. When I started out fishing for mullet I wasted way too much time trying to catch fish that I’ve since learnt were just not […]

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Happy Birthday Abu Ambassadeur Reels

Abu Ambassadeur 6000C

Only the older generation of anglers will realise that this summer marks the 60th anniversary of the ABU Ambassadeur reel. It was the summer of 1952 when, what would then be called the Record Ambassadeur 5000, was launched to the retailers and distributors in ABU Garcia’s own newsletter Fisken vid Disken. The reel was scheduled […]

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Walk and Stalk Bass Fishing

Plugging for bass

This year is going to see a massive number of new recruits to the plugging for bass army. These anglers are hungry for information, but inevitably two questions will dominate. “What tackle should I be using?” and “What lures are best?” Starting with rods, then the blank action is crucial. The rods need a tip […]

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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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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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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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Mike using an Abu Revo

I’m constantly looking to reduce the weight and improve the balance of the rod and reel combinations I use. Since last autumn I’ve been fishing almost constantly with the ABU Revo Toro 60HS multiplier reel. I’ve been using it with 20lb Berkley braid and a 6/12lb class rod for light line fishing off the boat […]

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