Shakespeare Superteam Match A second product test
I enjoyed fishing the waggler with the Superteam Combo so much recently, I had the strong urge to get out again and track down these elusive Roach and Roach/Rudd specimens. This time I tried another lake that has produced big fish for me in the past, with the pleasing company of Andrew Wolsey and Simon Gibson to join in on the hunt.
Although Simon was keen to find his first specimen Roach or hybrid, Andrew was more concerned with finding a large Perch and happily paddled o...
Fly Fishing for Trout at Draycote Water
James Robbins Boat fishes for trout at Draycote Water near Dunchurch. The video includes tips relating to boat fly fishing during the spring period, when the water is still cold and the fish are feeding in deeper water.
James Robbins and Gary Scott introduce new 2015 additions to the Shakespeare Oracle range of salmon rods
James Robbins and Gary Scott introduce new 2015 additions to the Shakespeare Oracle range of salmon rods. These additions include a 12'9 4pc Skagit rod (9#, 34-38grm head) and two 11' 4pc Switch rods a 7/8 (23-25grm head) and 8/9 (25-28grm head). The location of the video is the fantastic Dunkeld House on the River Tay.
Stik At It!......
TSF editor Paul Dennis joined the Shakespeare Ugly Stik Boat Tour for a Mersey mission.
I still get excited before every fishing trip, but the night before joining the Shakespeare Ugly Stik Boat Tour I really did have trouble sleeping. It was a combination of excitement, meeting old mates and navigating the dreaded M6 that did it!
Many years ago I headed up to Liverpool from the Midlands on a regular basis, and the M6 was always a nightmare. With a 9.15am SHARP sailing ...
Shakespeare Superteam Match Rod......In review by Terry Jackson
What the manufacturer says
Superteam Match Rod
These rods have extremely versatile progressive actions that blend the fine hollow tip section into a powerful middle and butt section. This offers a rod that is equally good when hooking and playing fish on finer hook lengths and hooks as well as more powerful fish on heavier gear. All blanks in the range are amazingly slim and balanced.
• High modulus carbon blank
• Zirconium oxide guides
• Top quality slim cor...
Terry's Travels.....The pursuit of Mullet
Mullet are typically a summer fish, but there are still a few about throughout the winter months if you know where to look. As the temperature drops, the odds are definitely not in favour of the angler, but then again, I rarely take the orthodox approach when it comes to targeting specimens! I thought I would take this opportunity to put the Shakespeare Mach2 rod and Mach2 reel through its paces again.
I invited Glenn Drennan of the Pike Fly Fishing Association along t...
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 ...