Terry’s Travels Roachy-Ruddy Things
Once upon a time in Ireland, we had Rudd, an indigenous species that managed to survive the rigors of the last ice-age. Roach were artificially introduced last century and exploded through-out our lakes, loughs and river systems. Now it seems, these two species have merged and hybridised, to the point where it is extremely difficult to find Roach or Rudd in their purest form in this country. This is, I am sure, a serious problem for the future of our Rudd stocks. The othe...
Terry’s Travels.......Shakespeare Agility Spinning Rod
Shakespeare Agility Spinning Rod (product test)
I recently had the opportunity to product test the Agility 9ft spinning rod from Shakespeare. This is just one of the comprehensive Agility range spanning coarse, sea and game. I chose the 9ft, 12-30 gm version to try out, knowing that an angling trip in search of Twaite Shad was looming fast on the horizon. The entire Agility Spin collections are four-piece, and when broken down, are extremely handy to carry in the rucks...
Local Syndicate Water.......Darren Waller
After the double booking incident at Rainbow I stayed at home with the wife over the Christmas period and didn’t go fishing at all. Then with work commitments and my annual lads jaunt to Tenerife I didn’t really start until mid February.
I did the odd overnighter and occasionally 2 nighter but constantly blanking.
I was using coco and banana and the pineapple in 16mm with a sprinkling of hemp and crushed boilies but was struggling. Early march my 10 days off came and was ha...
53lb Halibut caught from Whitby
Here is a picture of a superb 53lb Halibut caught on Sea Otter 2 whilst fishing out of Whitby, North Yorkshire. The fish was caught by angler Barry Kemper using a Shakespeare Ugly Stick 20-30lb rod a Penn 320GT reel loaded with 50lb Berkley Whiplash braid.
Owner and skipper Paul Kilpatrick hopes that his customers equipped with quality tackle will see more of these amazing fish during the coming season.
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A week of changes and challenges......Clive Dobson
This season has got off to a late start and is going to be different in many ways, the reason? A house move, we are upping sticks and heading out further into the Norfolk countryside, the village of choice just happens to be John Wilsons old hunting ground, Lenwade, home to four separate commercial fisheries, countless small private lakes and a large stretch of the river Wensum, if you take a look at Lenwade on Google Earth it looks more like a mass of water with a few roads ...
Drop Shotting Tips by Paul Garner
Drop shotting is amazingly popular at the moment and for good reason - it is perhaps the best and easiest way to catch Perch from a few ounces right up to whoppers!
1. Use light braid, such as 6lb Berkley Fireline Smoke or Berkley Nanofil, instead of nylon as the lack of stretch in braid is important for working lures correctly.
2. In cold weather work your lure REALLY slowly - tiny movements are all you need to tempt a Perch. As it warms up you can fish lures faster ...
Terry’s Travels Trolling on Lough Mask
I have just returned from a short week-end on Lough Mask, Galway in pursuit of the stunning Brown Trout this area is famous for. We spent the whole session trolling in an attempt to sort out a specimen (anything over the magical 10lb barrier). Andy Wolsey joined me on this adventure, as usual, but un-like most of our angling trips, neither of us are too familiar with this method, or indeed, the Lough itself.
This is my second attempt to find a double-figure fish on Lou...
A fine start to 2014. Jon Angell
It’s been a while since my last blog due to work and family commitments but I have had a few results on my local syndicate lake. Pike fishing took up the first 2 months of the year but the very mild weather at the start of March convinced me to get the Carp rods out. All 3 rods were cast out with chod rigs on, over area’s where the Lily beds are. Hooks were baited with various Gulp pop up’s.
It was a very mild night for the time of year and at 2am I was into my first Ca...
2014 update - Jonny Molesworth
With my final year (and semester) of uni upon me, the prospect of finishing education and getting out into the ‘real world’ is both exciting and heart-breaking – I’m going to be left with a gaping hole in my life! Despite a ridiculously busy schedule, however, I’ve still managed to get out fishing a few times. After nipping home for a weekend in February, I headed to my local runs water – a good bet for a few takes during the colder months since it stuffed with small carp. De...
James Atkinson age 24 landed his first ever Undulate Ray which weighed in at 17Ib 8oz on his first trip aboard Flamer IV. The big Ray set a new record for the Appledore Ship Builders Angling Club.
James was using 20Ib class tackle with a Sakuma hook pennel rig baited with a cocktail of Ammo squid,mackerel and launce fillet. The ray was returned alive. James dad David landed a 15Ib 3oz Blonde Ray on the same trip.
Mr Colin Penny 1,Wyke Road,Weymouth,Dors...