FLOUNDER ON LURES........something different
FLOUNDER ON LURES
The upsurge in lure fishing, mainly for bass, has opened up other unexpected doors for other species. Take flounder for example. I’ve been fishing lures, and fly fishing for bass, for well over 30-years, and though I’ve caught a few flounder on lures and flies in the past, I never made the full connection and specifically targeted them with lures. Things are different now, though.
Some of my bass fishing is along the sides of small estuaries in mid...
Here’s how to win the Nationals!.......
STEVE WILLIAMS fishes for Shakespeare Superteam and has a great record fishing in Division 1 Nationals. He’s recorded three team Golds, one Silver, and one Bronze medal over a successful match career in the elite event for team fishing. We join him on one of his practise sessions ahead of the big teams’ event in August, which he would love to win again! “You can’t beat the thrill of winning a team, or individual, Gold medal on National day, as it’s the biggest match angli...
Back to basics: stick float fishing......
There are few tactics more rewarding than catching on a stick float. River expert James Robbins explains how to master the basics…
When it comes to catching fish from rivers there is no finer tactic than using a stick float. A beautiful way to spend the day, it is a method that, as well as being highly effective, requires a fair amount of skill to fish correctly and successfully. For life-long river enthusiast James Robbins it is this combination which makes it such an...
Mullet and the Greys Prodigy VX
Targeting Mullet on the new VX Prodigy Specialist Rod from Greys
After my recent and extremely enjoyable Tench session, it was now time to switch my attention to salt-water, and to see how the Prodigy VX stands up to the power of a Grey Mullet!
Although strong north-westerly winds were going to be a major problem, the tides were perfect, and I thought I would make the most of this opportunity for a Mullet bash. The wind can be problematical as most of my Mullet angling is...
TESTING TIMES!......The Greys Prodigy VX Specialist Float Rod
The Greys Prodigy VX Specialist Float Rod
The catalogue says.....
“A brilliant all-round float rod, with just a hint of extra casting and striking power. Forgiving tip allows for a degree of finesse, and helps to avoid hook pulls as bigger fish are played in towards the landing net. The 15ft option provides extra casting and striking backbone”.
While helping out on the Pure Fishing stand at the Dublin Angling Show this year, I had the opportunity to p...
MULLET ON THE MOVE
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 feeding. The key to successful mullet fishing is keeping on the move to locate fish that will feed.
The big weakness that mullet have is that they are easy to see and locate. You can’t miss...
Roach/Rudd Hybrids.....Terry Jackson.
The hybrid season has arrived again, finally warming up enough to target the coarse fish, and Andrew Wolsey joined me as usual. As part of a pact made several years ago, I offer the benefit of my experience on this water, for what it’s worth, and he pre-baits an area for the two of us, a partnership that has worked well over previous seasons. I should explain that Andy lives close to the venue which makes it easier, but I am always grateful for his commitment.
Blue Turns Ugly - An iconic brand of boat rods gets the ultimate workout against a hard-fighting shark ugly
When the iconic Shakespeare Ugly Stik brand of boat rods first appeared in 1976 it was described as “maybe the most remarkable product of the last two decades”. Nearly 40 years later the trademark clear-tip Ugly Stik remains one of the most popular and recognised brands in the fishing tackle industry. To celebrate the brand’s success, plus its longevity in the marketplace, Shakespeare took a set of Ugly Stik GX2 rods on a nationwide tour. The challenge was to pu...
Top Water Action...,.
ENJOY SOME BRILLIANT SURFACE ACTION
The next few weeks are the ideal time to catch predators close to the surface. With the fish being very active they will often be willing to hit lures fished right on the surface, especially at dawn and dusk when they will be accustomed to finding everything from frogs and mice to large invertebrates at the water surface.
Nothing beats the thrill of watching a bow-waving pike or chub charging towards ...
Back to basics: Feeder fishing.......Tony and Joe Skinner
Successful feeder fishing hinges on accurately priming a tight area with loosefeed. Father and son team Tony and Joe Skinner are your guides
Feeder fishing is a style of angling that incorporates the use of a device filled with feed. Regular casting will feed the swim, so you can quickly build up a specific area with a lot of bait to draw and hold fish and make them easier to
catch. At least, that’s the theory. But, there’s more to the tactic than simply chucking out a fe...