Terry’s Travels A Trio of Mullet
Although Thick-lipped Mullet are reasonably abundant on the north coast of Ireland, the other two species, namely Thin-Lipped and Golden-Grey Mullet prefer the slightly warmer seas that Southern Ireland has to offer. If I wanted any chance at all in finding the three species in one trip, that’s where I had to head. I do not doubt, with rising sea temperatures, that eventually these and other sub-tropical species will venture further up the west coast in the future. Howeve...
I managed a quick overnight session on a small lake that I have fished for a few seasons now. This is my last season fishing this water as I am getting a few repeat captures now so after this season it will be left in the past.
I had family commitments one saturday last month but they were due to finish by 5pm so a quick overnighter was on the cards. I felt there was little point going to a hard venue just for one night as I had to leave on the sunday by 9.30am so opted fo...
Peachy Common.....Craig Soames
Hi guys it has been awhile but I had a chance to get a quick overnighter in on Saturday 26th October but as my luck goes at the moment the weather was not going to be good , high winds and heavy rain but I braved the elements anyway.
On arrival at Taswood lakes I found there were only two other brave soles on Heron lake and both of them had the same idea and pegged up on the main pool on the wind, so I decided to set my stall in the middle of the lake with a large overhangin...
France.....day 2 Alan Taylor
After the hectic sleepless night it was nearly time for breakfast so thinking I should rest the swim and catch up on some sleep, so baited my areas with 2 to 3 kilo of Red Crustacean on each spot and went off for breakfast to compare catch reports, it soon became clear that the fish were holding up on the north bank where three of us were based, my brother had 4 carp including a 40,8 lb and Gary another gulp army member having 3 to 33lb, bringing our total to 13 in under 24 h...
24hr session......Ian Waterfield
After a 2.5 hr. drive from Teesside to hull I arrived at Newbridge lake at 11 am I got straight on the peg and started setting up, once set up I took a walk around lake to speak to fellow carpers to see how it’s been fishing, I have been told that it’s been fishing really well but only at night as they seem to have been sunbathing and no one has been catching during days. I have fished this venue 6 times in the last 18 months with my biggest out being a ghostie at 21lb.4oz ca...
World Carp Classic....Lake Bolsena
I have not long returned from Lake Bolsena, Italy and being part of the world carp classic competition this year was the 15th anniversary competition and the 2nd consecutive year that it has been held at Lake Bolsena. More than 450 anglers took part in this competition from 27 different countries.
Our journey there took us through France, until we reached Switzerland we then crossed the border into Switzerland followed by a very picturesque journey through that country. Fi...
Terry’s Travels Targeting Wrasse
As we only had an afternoon tide to play with, we decided to spend the time in search of wrasse, in particular, Ballans and Cuckoos. We had done enough deep-water anchoring up to now and wanted some relaxing, less energetic angling! A set of baited feathers is as easy as it gets, and that’s all that is required to tempt these reef dwelling species.
With plenty of ragworm to satisfy the Ballans, we needed a couple of dozen Mackerel. Small strips of fresh M...
Earlier than usual I managed to grab a couple of days on my boat on the Norfolk Broads for an early pike fishing trip. It seemed unusual to be out in mild weather and with leaves on the trees. It turned out to be a good trip with 12 fish the boat between us for the two days. With two different approaches popped up dead baits and some very lively action on a mixture of Berkeley and Abu lures. A really enjoyable trip, nice time of year.
Big Pollack on Lures
Wreck fishing is undergoing a transformation regarding both tackle and technique. The modern wreck angler is fishing much lighter tackle than used to be the case, but is also employing lures far more. If you’re new to offshore wreck fishing though, information on this new style of fishing can be limited. With this in mind, I thought I might describe how I tackled a recent trip out to wrecks off the Welsh coast in the hope it might help those looking to go wreck fishing for t...
Andy’s Specimen Spurdog
I forgot to post this blog, old age setting in! Up to last summer, Andy had never had the opportunity to target Spurdog in search of an Irish specimen over the elusive twelve pound barrier. This had to be put right, and with favourable wind direction and neap tides, we found ourselves en-route to the deep-water Spurdog marks of the north-east coast.
Of course, fresh Mackerel were priority as ever, and luckily enough, we found these reasonably quickly; not always th...