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Our Alderney Lure Festival 2016

Chris Ballan Alderney

The 3rd and 4th of September saw both local and visiting lure anglers congregate upon the beautiful island of Alderney for the annual Alderney Lure Festival. Hosted by Alderney Angling and its 4th year, it was great to hear the event was going from strength to strength, with a record turnout. Read more

Sanibel Lighthouse, Florida

Florida Pompano

Myself, Paul Fenech and Paul Dennis shared a really enjoyable afternoon on Sanibel Island. After acquiring our saltwater licenses we went exploring and ended up at Sanibel Lighthouse – an angling spot of some fame as it turns out. However, as luck would have it we found ourselves there on Mothers Day and the place was pretty packed with beachgoers. It didn’t take long to see why. Read more

Fort Myers Beach, Florida

My First Snook

Just back from 5 unforgettable days in Florida, based in the Fort Myers Beach area, close to the stunning Sanibel Island and the Ding Darling wildlife reserve. Read more

HTO Flail

Cut Back HTO Flail

I’ve been lucky. In a relatively short space of time I’ve clocked-up over 400 Perch captures on HTO lures alone – all detailed and logged. I’ve hardly been systematic in my approach to lure testing though. To be frank, I’ve spent most time trying to replicate the rigs that have done me well thus far. Why reinvent the wheel?

As a lure angler with an LRF background, I was immediately drawn to the familiarity of HTO’s Flail – Read more

Busy With HTO

2lb 4oz Perch on HTO Flail

Thought I’d give a little update on what I’ve been up to of late. I’ve actually been really busy. Since joining Tronix / HTO almost a month today I’ve already done three magazine features on the Perch side. One on ultralight jigging for a tackle pull-out, one on Dropshot for the Angling Times and another for AT that’s yet to be published – again on the lighter side of luring. It’s been interesting as I’ve had to very quickly adapt my tackle choices, trying to replicate the winning formula with a new range of gear. Read more

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