Mitchell Mag Premier
Back in another lifetime, as a passionate match angler, the reel to own was the Mitchell Match. Its rugged construction, fast retrieve and revolutionary “automatic bale arm” set it aside from most other reels on the market at that time. It was also one of the first reels to introduce a shallow spool. With 100 yards of 4lb nylon being more than enough for the match scene, the designer’s realised deep spools were not entirely necessary.
Since those market leading days, Mitch...
Terry’s Travels Penn Rampage 9’ Bass Spinning Rod
9’ Bass Spinning Rod
What the manufacturer says
This model is available in both 9’ and 10’ lengths and rated to cast 1-2 Oz and 1-3 Oz respectively. These light-weight, slim diameter rods are designed for general spinning, plug fishing, working artificial sandeels for Bass and Pollack and even float fishing.
The sport a progressive semi-fast taper action, but with a stiff butt to provide long range casting performance with lighter lures...
Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 6’ kayak Rod
A couple of winter seasons ago, I decided to target Three Bearded Rockling. As a specimen hunter, the qualifying weight for this species is 1lb 12oz. This may seem like a small target but finding one over this size is quite a tall order for this mini-species.
I searched the tackle shops and on-line for a rod that would do the job, but had genuine difficulty in finding the ideal kit. This lead me to search the shed, hunting through old broken rods eventually coming up with ...
Terry’s Travels.....Targeting Painted Ray from the shore
Targeting Painted Ray from the shore
For the past three seasons I have been lucky enough to target and land specimen Painted Ray from the Cork Coastline. They can be quite “hit or miss” at times but we have always managed to tempt a couple of specimens (over ten pounds in weight) over a weekend session. This is in no small way due to local knowledge generously shared by my good friends Sid Kennedy and Ross Macklin.
Towards the end of last year, a ...
Bream Fishing in Windy Conditions
James Robbins from Shakespeare TV fishes at Barston Lakes near Birmingham. It's a very cold and windy day and the video shows how to approach these tough conditions when targeting fish on a groundbait feeder. Follow the link here.....http://www.eu.purefishing.com/blogs/uk/james-robbins/videos-links/
Penn Mag2 Series 515, 525 and 535
A series of three high-performance reels designed for long-range casting on both UK and European shores.
What the wholesaler says;
The 515 mag2 is perfect for targeting rough-ground Bass as well as general beach work, but with its greater line capacity the larger 525 MAG2 is the reel to choose for long range beach and mixed rough ground fishing.
The newly introduced 535 MAG2 with its fast 6:1 gear ratio is a powerhouse reel designed to fish at long range into deep wate...
Success on the stick
We meet up with James Robbins on the River Ribble, where he gives a masterclass in stick float fishing for big winter roach.
Finding the motivation to gofishing when there is a raw chill in the air can be difficult. Negative thoughts seem to dominate: is it really worth spending money on bait and petrol when a blank may be in the offing? Perhaps it would be better to sit by the fire and recall those leisurely summer days when the fish fed freely all day long. As common as ...
JRC Euro Zip Mat
JRC Euro Zip Mat
What JRC says;
The original and still the best safety mat for stalking, the mobile angler or even for boat use. It is built using heavy-duty materials to ensure many years of use but offering high levels of protection for the fish, with generous foam padding. This item also makes a great stalking cushion when not in use with fish!
• Dimensions; 115 CM x130 CM
• High-quality zips
• Extra strong webbing
• Velcro carry bag
Stone Basse Surprise
Fishing is a funny old game. Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, nothing goes right. On another day, you just happen to be in the right place, at the right time. When the latter happens, you need to be ready to take full advantage and make the most of any slice of luck that comes your way. This was exactly the case for me back in the summer during a trip to southern Ireland.
I was out with Tom Collins who runs the “Loch An Lasc”, a 36’ Fastworker out of Union Hall in we...
WINDOW ON WHITBY.....into northern waters on the hunt for cod
Being born in the steel city of Sheffield, I’m no stranger to the Yorkshire coast. As a young fella, the family used to head to Whitby for day trips, and I remember fishing the quays in the town for small billet, codling and the occasional flattie.
So it was good to find myself back in Whitby taking part in the Shakespeare Ugly Stik Tour. The tour’s objective is to travel the country fishing aboard Shakespeare-sponsored boats, aiming to catch as many species as possible ...