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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Pollack on the Fly

One of the many pollack caught during the trip

During a recent trip to Ireland I had the opportunity to team up with Markus Muller, a Fisheries Information Manager with Inland Fisheries Ireland, and a self-confessed fly fishing fanatic who mixes freshwater fishing for salmon, sea trout and trout with some serious sea fishing for pollack. We’d arranged a short session over midday to […]

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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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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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Shore Fishing Adventure in Northern Iceland

After two years of waiting I finally managed to organise five days shore fishing in the untapped waters of Dalvik way up in the north of Iceland. Here commercial fishing pressure is minimal and sea fish stocks are at levels most Europeans and British anglers can only dream of. Every small port in the area […]

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Plymouth Pollack Fishing

I recently teamed up with Pure Fishing category managers Rob Wyatt and James Robbins aboard the Penn/ABU/Shakespeare sponsored Plymouth based charter boat Sea Angler 2 skippered by Malc Jones. The aim of the trip was to shoot some DVD film for some product presentations, the product being new lure/spinning rods, boat rods and some new […]

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5 Top Tips To Catch Boat Pollack

January through to early April produces some huge pollack from the offshore wrecks situated in the English Channel. Fish well over 20lbs are likely, but any fish over 16lbs is considered a good one. This is fishing you can enjoy on light tackle such as 12lb or 15lb class rods and reels for maximum sport […]

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Mike’s and Rob’s Testing New Product Day

I recently teamed up with Penn Category Manager Rob Wyatt for a field test/photo trip out from Plymouth with top local skipper Malc Jones aboard his charter boat Sea Angler 2.   We needed to put some 8/12lb class prototype Penn rods through their paces against big fast running fish, so we intended to target […]

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