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SEA FISHING BLOG
Richard Butcher continues the diary of his angling year. As April blossoms into May, my focus changes from Rays to Bass. There are two reasons for this: firstly, and somewhat obviously, although there are always some bass to be caught on the western beaches of Anglesey and mid Wales they…
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Soft plastic fishing lures have advanced greatly over the years, even to the extent that some anglers now don't use anything else for their lure fishing. There is a vast range available to the modern day angler, in all sorts of shapes and sizes from swim baits and flukes through…
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Matt Crowe goes through weed hell to find hound heaven on the Norfolk coast. The fishing has been poor to say the least at the beginning of this year on the east coast of the UK. The East Anglian coastline normally starts to warm up in April with a spring…
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Paul Dennis gets his butt well and truly kicked on a wrecking trip out of Weymouth.   It wasn’t a great start. A ‘must attend’ meeting in Weymouth where Recreational Sea Angling and bass stocks were to be discussed, with loads of skippers and interested parties present, turned out to…
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Alan Brown just can’t wait to get at the black bream that are visiting his local beaches. Every year, here in West Sussex we are lucky that we get some very good bream fishing from the shore. It normally kicks off with a run of big females in late March,…
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RAY’S BREAM (Brama brama) Difficulty rating 10+   (1 = easy, 10 = hard) Boat √ Shore √ Also known as pomfret and Atlantic pomfret, you are more likely to see this species on the fishmonger’s slab than the end of your line. A deepwater species, Ray’s bream do show to…
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Catch us if you can! This month we look at some regular visitors to our shores that provide some of the biggest angling challenges.   RED BREAM (Pagellus bogaraveo) Difficulty rating 10+   (1 = easy, 10 = hard)Boat (√) Shore (X) Go back 40 or 50 years and red bream…
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Karl Stevenson is a professional rig builder keen to share his knowledge and experience. He says: “My dad showed me how to build rigs 30 years ago, and I have added small tweaks to them through the years, to suit my style of fishing and to take advantage of better…
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Matt Crowes shares one of his winning ‘tweaks’ to an established rig. HISTORY The wishbone rig has a long history and it is still favoured by a lot of shore anglers. Its big advantage is that it presents two baits in fairly close proximity, producing a bigger, more attractive scent…
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Ninety-five per cent of my fishing consists of me using an 8ft lure rod, small 3000 spinning reel and a soft plastic lure. Whether I am targeting bass, wrasse and pollock from the Cornish coastline or in Florida targeting the largemouth bass from the many lakes there, my approach is…
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When I received the Grauvell Vertix Mitho 8000 surf reel, I was immediately impressed upon opening the box. I know that looks aren't everything but this reel is eye-catching. The colour combination of silver and blue makes it stand out, with the black writing enhancing its appeal. When it comes…
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