About Adam Kirby

Hi. My name is Adam Kirby and this is my LRF blog. I've been angling for nearly 30 years now. The first 20 of which were almost entirely focused on sea angling, fishing around my home town of Portsmouth. I still regard myself as a sea angler, but the boundaries have blurred a little. Probably best described as an all-round lure angler these days. Across both freshwater and salt. I've had decent success on the freshwater lure competition scene where I transferred my ultralight, LRF approach to targeting Perch on the inland waterways. If you've not tried this yet, you must give it a go. In 2015 I was crowned 'British Street Fishing Champion'. I've always enjoyed the variety of fish species available in the sea and I've worked hard to catch over 30 UK saltwater species on lure. My motto is simple. “Fish for what’s in front of you. Big or small, love them all.”

Posts by Adam Kirby:

Lightest Spinning Reel

Shimano Soare 500S

With the current Japanese trend for hyper-light, 5 to 6ft light game fishing rods weighing in at under 60 grams, I couldn't help but explore the options for a matching reel and try to answer the question, "what is the lightest spinning reel?" Read more

Mebaru Game

Mebaru Double Hookup

With evening descending upon us and darkness setting in, it was time to activate 'Plan Mebaru'. Read more

Light Rockfishing Japan

My First Soi

Without doubt, the highlight of our recent trip to Osaka, Japan was going fishing with my friend Masa and his pal Shigehiro. Despite the week's excitement of the Osaka Fishing Show, both George and myself were really buzzing to try Light Game in the motherland, Japan. Read more

LRF Cuckoo Wrasse

Male Cuckoo Wrasse

We had a dozen or so Cuckoo Wrasse from the boat last weekend. Both male and female fish. Their bizarre colour-schemes make them a super interesting catch. A great LRF target. Particularly aggressive.

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