My first day out trout fishing this season at Eyebrook Reservoir
Last week I fished with some of my mates at Eybrook Reservoir in Caldecott Leicestershire.
The reservoir had only been open for a week or so and we heard some good reports about the quality of the fishing. I’ve always enjoyed fishing at Eybrook in the past and found it to be a prolific fishery from both the bank and boat. Myself
and Steve decided to start from the bank with another couple of friends Stu and Ben.
They had made the long journey from Northumberland to ...
Past and Present Plaice
I was browsing through my fishing diary the other night and was looking back at past boat plaice trips. It’s interesting to see how my tactics have developed over the years.
When I first started targeting plaice my rigs tended to be made incorporating long metal or plastic booms with a long flowing trace from 6-feet to as much as 12-feet. Invariably I’d have a small spoon on the end with a short 9-inch hook trace with bright coloured beads added. I caught a fair few fish t...
Terry's Travels - A Beach Teach-In
By 9am Sunday morning, Glenn Drennan, Phil Oliver and myself were standing on Benone Strand, the beautiful surf beach on the northernmost reaches of Northern Ireland, looking across to Donegal, Moville and adjacent to the large commercial fishing port of Greencastle. To explain, Glenn had won a beach outfit in a small competition, and although an accomplished angler, he had yet to try this discipline of our sport. Big Phil and I took it upon ourselves to give Glenn a
Flamer Latest - Weymouth hot's up.....
Tony Mills landed a 17Ib Undulate Ray and set a new record for ‘The Royal Hotel Tottington SAC’. Tony undulate while fishing at anchor over a reef mark.Tony was using 15Ib class tackle and the successful bait was Ammo mackerel and squid cocktail. The ray was released alive.
Allen Bradshaw (below) of the same club also caught a personal best Spurdog weighing 17Ib 8oz. Allen was using a Shakespeare 15Ib class Ugly Stick rod with a flowing trace. The Successful bait was A...
First Flatties of the Season........Weymouth Charter Flamer IV
The first flatty session of the year on Flamer IV saw the skipper take the biggest fish prize with a Turbot weighing 14Ib 4oz.Tackle used was a 20Ib class Shakespeare Ugly Stick and the successful bait was a strip of Ammo mackerel.
Dave Colclough from Poole also landed a personal best Turbot while drift fishing. The Turbot weighed 11Ib 8oz and was Dave's first ever double figure Turbot. Dave then added a smaller Turbot weighing 8Ib 11oz.Dave was using 15Ib class tackle...
Penn Challenge - Malindi Kenya
Taking place this week in one of my favourite fishing destinations the Penn Challenge Charity Tournament. A record entry of over 20 teams from Hollandand Belgium are taking part. They are fishing over four days fishing the waters off Malindi and Watamu Kenya. Fishing is hot there at the moment so everyone is hoping for a bumper tournament.
Proceeds from the tournament are given to a local orphanage.
Here are a few pictures to get your fishing buds watering......
The Soft Approach to Offshore Cod Fishing
Regular readers of the angling press would be forgiven for thinking that the use of soft plastics is confined pretty much to shore and inshore bass fishing. The reality is that the lure revolution is progressing just as quickly offshore. What’s of greater interest is that anglers are now targeting fish not normally sought with soft plastic lures, such as cod and ling.
On a recent trip off Plymouth aboard Sea Angler 2, skippered by Malc Jones, we had a prime example of how ...
Flamer gets among the Pollock.......Weymouth Charter Fishing
Flamer gets in amongst them…
Stephan Attwood (above) landed his personal best pollack weighing 15Ib while drifting a wreck aboard Flamer IV. Stephan was using 15Ib class tackle with a flying collar rig and a lime green red gill lure
Dave Lam above) from Weymouth landed a personal best Ling weighing 26Ib 8oz while drifting a wreck. Dave was using a 15Ib class rod with a flying collar rig and a rhubarb and custard sidewinder lure.
Terry Hickman (abov...
My initial introduction to Decoy Lake was back in May of 2011, through my involvement with Inland Fisheries Ireland and a chance meeting with local angler and instructor Philip Maher. We had been successfully surveying the possibility of Twaite Shad on the River Suir, when Philip offered the opportunity of an angling session on this famous syndicate water. Renowned these days as an extremely tough water, with current syndicate members complaining of little action, I could...
The Right Way with Shore Ray
March signals the start of the thornback ray season in some areas. These are traditionally the marks inside the Tamar Estuary, some of the Cornish beaches and rock marks, also the South Wales coast, especially the rock ledges around
Ogmore. The shallow mid Wales beaches can also produce thornback ray, but it tends to be the long range casters who can put a big bait out a long way that take the lion’s share of the fish from these beaches.
Any thornback ray from the shore...