As the heady days of summer disappear so does my late evenings spent wandering the shore looking for a Bass or two. There are still Bass to be caught from the beaches this time of year but to really get amongst a few fish, a boat is needed to get offshore a few miles and look for the shoals of Bass that are starting to feed up for winter. On a recent trip out we headed to some sand banks where we know the baitfish hang out this time of year and watched the fish-finder intently looking for the screen to show mid water clouds of prey that would give away the predators location. Read more
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!
Had the pleasure of fishing LRF with Ben Field from The Art of Fishing on his home patch, North Cornwall. Very different fishing to my own and I learned a lot about fishing this unsheltered coastline. We caught Pollack, Mackerel and Ben had a small Bass. I got a beating - but I will be back! :o)
Has this been the windiest year ever? It certainly seems that way to me and lots of fishing plans have fallen by the wayside as we simply could not get out in the boat. But when the weather eventually gave us a chance recently, we filled the boat with rods and lures with the intention of getting amongst a few fish. Read more
Fished a very famous south coast mark at the weekend. Unsurprisingly the structure was holding Bass. Dan had this one on LRF gear
School Bass caught on 5cm Spro Trout Master Snake Paddle lure fished on an Illex Gambit Straight jighead - one of my favourite combos
My Bass fishing received a well timed boost last week with a couple of decent sessions. I went back to what I know and rekindled my relationship with the X-Layer with instant reward. Not that I had gone off these lures, I just wanted to use everything else I had instead, and this had kind of confused my fishing a bit. So after a look back at last years Bass fishing it was quite clear the X-Layers caught me fish, simple. So with a clearer plan and many less lures in my bag I ended up on my usual spot at the right state of tide two days in a row. Read more
School Bass caught on an Ecogear Aqua Straight near a drain water outlet in Southampton Water