Boom Time

Flounder

I’m often asked what I think is the best shore rig to target general catches from the beaches with during the difficult months of February and March. This is the period when the bulk of bigger fish are offshore spawning and inshore fish stocks are at their lowest point. Most clean beaches will still hold […]

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A Mixed Bag

Sea Scorpion

Frankly the weather on my local Cardigan Bay coast in Wales for the past month or more has been generally pretty much unfishable. I still have not had a boat trip out this year, all being called off due to bad weather. Shore fishing has fared little better. It’s been the weed that has made […]

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There’s a time and a Plaice

First Plaice of the Year

April has been a busy month for me work wise, so this blog is a catch up on what’s been happening since late March, fishing wise. My last blog detailing huss fishing ended with me suggesting I would target a shore plaice. Normally I’d look for these from about the end of February, but the […]

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The Flatfish Follies

Flatfish Follies

Having had a few conger, huss and smaller species off the rocks to start my year off it was time to change tactics and move on to the shallow surf beaches with mainly flatfish in mind. The late February through early April period can be a tough time for shore fishing as the majority of […]

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Whiting or Waiting

Whiting

Sometimes circumstances go against you. It’s been that way for many sea anglers of late with the serious flooding and severe gales all around the UK, not only affecting travel, but pushing major flood water in to the sea in many areas that has pushed the majority of fish offshore some way. Some anglers disagree […]

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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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Testing Times

I’ve lots going on at the moment. I’m still field testing prototype rods and reels scheduled for the Penn and ABU brands which are due on the shop shelves in the coming autumn, and we’re about to final field test a new series of spinning rods due to go in to the ABU product range, […]

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