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Abu Rocksweeper Nano

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18-11-2014

What the supplier says; The Rocksweeper Nano rods are the flagship, a top level evolution from all previous rods within the arena of salt and freshwater predator fishing. What makes this four-strong range so special? Not just the components or the design, but rather the blanks which incorporate a brand new technology development. To produce Rocksweeper Nano blanks, Abu Garcia have used a special resin containing extra small (nano) carbon particles. The properties of this...

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Terry’s Travels Wild Irish Tench

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05-11-2014

  On a recent and failed adventure in search of Rudd something caught my eye, a dark shape “porpoised” out in the middle of the lough. “Probably a Coot” I thought, but the bird failed to re-appear. As I focused on the area of disturbed water, another broke the surface. There was no mistaking, definitely a fish, and very similar to a large Tench! This new discovery and accompanying burst of adrenaline immediately pushed my Rudd target species onto the back-burne...

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Shakespeare Devils Own....on the bass

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18-10-2014

Shakespeare Devils Own We took some samples of these attractive soft bait artificials in search of some Bristol Channel bass. At best, these fish can be finicky at best, often just plucking at the tails of any artificial lure offered. On our chosen day, we fished a variety of sizes and colours. It wasn't long before the attraction of the Devils Own shads became apparent. The silver and blue shanks of the lures reflected the light perfectly making it easier for the...

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Terry’s Travels Rudd-Bream Hybrids

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18-10-2014

On a recent work trip down in Cork City, I managed to cram in quite a bit of specimen hunting for several species, and thanks to my angling mate Sid Kennedy, I also squeezed in a very enjoyable Rudd-Bream Hybrid session. Sid had kindly pre-baited a secret location on the local dam, one that could only be accessed by boat in order to make sure the spot would be vacant. With a little bit of lady luck, there should be a few large Hybrids sniffing around. Bill Brazier,...

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Bass on the bob

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mike-thrussell

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21-09-2014

I was recently in Courtmacsherry, Ireland and had been out with skipper Mark Gannon for the day aboard the Lady Louise. We’d enjoyed some great ground fishing including pollack, ling, wrasse, conger, cod and much more. As we’d motored out that morning we’d seen quite a few bass swirling as they moved up in to the estuary. In conversation during the day it was suggested we should keep some mackerel for bait and have a go for these bass that evening. The timing was dead right, ...

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Terry's Travel.......A Life Experience

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09-09-2014

Once a year for the past seven years, I have offered the young angling volunteers from the “Angling First” charity in Northern Ireland a potentially memorable deep-sea angling adventure. Most of the young lads I meet later move on to other opportunities in life, and a new handful will sign-up to the charitable angling cause. The charity gives these young lads a great life-education as they move towards adult-hood including people-skills, decision making, organising and...

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Shakespeare Salt Beach Rest

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09-09-2014

  “An innovative designed beach rest that is packed with special features and offers the angler the ultimate in beach stability”. “Constructed from light-weight powder coated aluminium with angular central section and rounded legs, this rest is robust, yet compact with a closed length of only 1.25m. The unique slide and lock stabilizing arms ensure the most stable of fishing stations in all conditions”. Having read this sales jargon above, regarding this particular b...

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Tackle Test - Shakespeare Salt Beach Rest

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09-09-2014

“An innovative designed beach rest that is packed with special features and offers the angler the ultimate in beach stability”. “Constructed from light-weight powder coated aluminium with angular central section and rounded legs, this rest is robust, yet compact with a closed length of only 1.25m. The unique slide and lock stabilizing arms ensure the most stable of fishing stations in all conditions”. Having read this sales jargon above, regarding this particular beac...

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Shakespeare Superteam go so close to a double in the Angling Trust Division 1 National Championship

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Trevor Gunning

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19-08-2014

42 teams (420 competitors) fished the River Trent on various sections of the river from the non-tidal section downstream of Nottingham to the tidal section upstream of Torksey in the Angling Trust Division 1 National Championship on Saturday 9th August 2014. Weather conditions were far from ideal, with bright sunshine and blustery winds generally blowing downstream with the current. Recent rains had put just a tinge of colour in the water, but on the tidal stretches the ri...

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Battling Bream and Mullet Mania

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mike-thrussell

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13-08-2014

I’ve always enjoyed mixing up my fishing. Living on the west coast of Wales, I am lucky in having a wide range of species to target, and pretty much every couple of weeks throughout the year I can go for something different. Its not just over time that I mix my fishing up either. I found out many years ago that it often pays to change your target species during the one day. This is done by fishing the peak feeding time for one species, then switching venue or tactics to ta...