Berkley Powerbait Split Belly......Paul Garner
I have thousands of lures, most of which are quite specialised but, if I had to pick one lure to fish with for the rest of my life it would have to be this one - simply because it catches just about every predator going! The slim body and over-sized paddle tail gives a distinct fast action that can be fished either slow and deep or fast and shallow depending upon how the fish are reacting.
I normally rig the 5” size on a 5 to 20 gram jig head depending upon the depth...
Frant lakes fisheries.......Danny Boorer
It was in Kent where I set out to complete my first 24 hour session and with the weather being in everyone’s favour there was little choice of swims available to me on the day in fact there was only one swim left on the lake. The lake in question was one of Frant lakes specimen waters, with a good head of high teens and low twenties I set about catapulting boilies to the island which is visible in the pictures.
I had just recently placed a bait order and just the d...
Terry’s Travels......Painted Ray
After our successful Flounder bash earlier in the day, we made sure that we were well fed and suitably geared up for the night session ahead. This would be on one of the many surf beaches Cork has to offer. On this occasion we were in search of Painted Ray, and in this particular area, if lucky enough to find them, they range from 6-14lbs. With light southerlies and relatively calm seas, our optimism was high.
The ever-present “doggies” made an early ...
New Season......Craig Soames
After my Norfolk venue being shut for the last three months, I was counting down the days for the first of march, the start of a new season at my Norfolk syndicate, with the gates opening at 7am I was up early, rearing to go, excited to get the rods out again, after a good look around the lake, I decided on a swim called the point, with my son harry in the swim next door.
With both of us armed and ready to go with the great smelling peach and black pepper. we fished small ...
Weymouth hots up.....
Trevor Lockyer landed two Personal Bests while fishing a reef at anchor aboard Flamer IV. Trevor first landed his PB Bull Huss weighing 12Ib and then on the next drop landed his PB Undulate Ray which weighed in at 16Ib 8oz. Both fish were caught on Ammo squid and mackerel baits mounted on a pennel rig of Skuma 6/0 and 4/0 hooks. Trevor was using a 20Ib class rod.Both fish were returned alive.
Andy Collings age 58 landed his Personal Best Starry Smooth Hound weighin...
This was day number two on our Cork shore-angling adventure. After our successful crack at the Whiting on the previous night, we were now on a new mission in search of Flounder. Just myself, Sid and Andy on this occasion as Sid’s brother Brian had other commitments. Our first venue looked superb, but quite worryingly; we never had a touch between us. After three excruciatingly cold hours, we decided on a move further along the estuary. It may have been possible that we mi...
Terry’s Travels........Chasing Whiting
In the weeks leading up to Christmas, I managed a few shore trips, and am I glad I did! I don’t need to remind you that from the beginning of 2014, Ireland, along with the UK has taken an absolute battering from storm after storm, on several occasions we had three storms in one week! With gale force winds and record rainfall, there have been few venues fit to venture out on, both from an angling perspective and a health and safety iss...
2013 review.......Jon Angell.
I thought for this blog I would look back at the last years fishing. To be honest my carp fishing has taken a back seat to pike fishing as this is more productive during the colder months. I was hoping to get some perch fishing in but the river has been flooded now for months. I’ve been going to a day ticket lake near Ware in Hertfordshire which has a good track record of big pike. I’ve done 3 day sessions and had two pike at 17 and 14 pounds. Not to bad I think.
James Robbins from Shakespeare TV fishes at Earlswood Lakes near Birmingham. The video explains tips relating to feeder fishing for bream on lakes and also presents the new Agility EXP feeder rods. These innovative multi piece rods have a short transport length that is great for travelling light when on holiday or when space is at a premium. The range includes: 11ft Feeder, 12ft feeder, 11ft Pellet Waggler and 13ft Match.