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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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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Flattie Grand Slam

I think most of you are aware that one of my favourite things in sea angling is hunting new species! One I’ve been after for a while is a brill. I’ve tried a few times to catch one of these stunning looking flatties, but so far they had avoided all contact with my baits. To […]

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Pride of Plaice

The Skerries Bank off Dartmouth, Devon is arguably the UK’s Mecca for boat plaice fishing. From February onwards anglers from all over the country visit this picturesque town at the mouth of the Dart estuary and venture offshore in search of this prized flatfish. Pure Fishing’s Rob Wyatt and I recently joined a group of […]

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Right Place Right Time

After a tough winter with prolonged freezing or near freezing temperatures the norm, it’s good to see spring putting her foot in the door at long last.   The recent spell of warm weather put the idea in my head that the first plaice might be available from the shore here in North Wales this […]

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