With an almost unlimited stream of shoal bass around at the moment it pays to experiment. For me, the most satisfying technique is casting tiny hardbaits, getting slammed in plain sight! Spectacular fun on a 7g LRF rod.
Arguably the Bass is the nations favourite sea fish to target with lures. With this cagey adversary, LRF tackle and techniques can offer an advantage in terms of stealth and subtlety. Find a shoal of even smallish Bass and expect a huge amount of fun catching them on lightly fished soft-plastics and metals. Make sure you’ve set your drag correctly!
Whether I was fishing the latest must-have Japanese rockfishing tecnique, or just posh float fishing, I don't know. But I really enjoyed fishing a small estuary system yesterday with the hope of a flounder or mullet. Instead this little bass obliged. I'd like to try it again.Read more
Really feels like LRF is firing now. The water feels alive. Loads of mini sandeel and fry about. With it a huge amount of aggressive species. Good array of fish hitting non-flavoured lures. Nice to see the shoal bass have returned. Could this be why I didn't catch a single goby all weekend? Or maybe just out-competed by the wrasse.