It was great once again to catch up with John and Melissa Barriball from Lure Heaven UK at the Tackle and Guns trade show earlier today. Knowing my preference for Light Rock Fishing, John had something special to show me - a very special LRF rod from Graphiteleader - the Finezza Nuovo GONFS-76-842UL-T-AL.Read more
Very happy with this one. My first ever Goldsinny Wrasse by any method and again I have light rock fishing tactics to thank for it. I swapped back to my lighter solid tip rod and fished a split shot rig, tiny hook and a small section of large Power Isome. This takes me to 22 species this year.
Lots of these Rock Goby dudes at The Barbican, Plymouth.
Summer appears to be slipping away on the south coast, so I thought I better put in some effort for the Lure Heaven UK species hunt. Luckily the Corkwing are still in residence at pretty much every seaward mark we fish in Portsmouth - they won't be for too much longer. Then a change of mark presented me with seemingly a sea of Black Goby but I did fluke out my first Dragonet of the year - good for the comp and my yearly species tally.
Very happy with this one. Beautiful Tub Gurnard caught on LRF tactics - red Gulp Sandworm fished dropshot. Probably a shore PB for me and my 20th lure caught species of 2012. Hooked no more than 10ft from my rod tip in shallow water. Stunning looking fish.