Great start to the season with some marvellous conditions facilitating targeting of the Black Bream on light tackle. This plucky male fish was fooled into attacking a 5g HTO Shore Jig. Fantastic sport on my Hyper Sniper T
Dropped in on Swanage Pier for a few hours this bank holiday and bumped into fellow light lure enthusiast, Ricki Hill. It was really firing in places and it was painful when I had to tear myself away, all too soon. Pleased to hear that Ricki found the rare Baillons after I left. I did add Black Bream and Pouting to my yearly tally. The number of Tompot Blenny was staggering.
Weymouth, you excelled yourself! What an amazing venue for a species hunt. Competitors managed 17 species in 8 hours of fishing. Without bait. That's ridiculous! More
Adam Kirby August, Gallery 0 ballan wrasse, black bream, black goby, british lure angling championships, competition, corkwing wrasse, goldsinny wrasse, leopard spotted goby, pollack, pouting, rock goby, sand smelt, shanny, species hunt, tompot blenny, weymouth, whiting
It's a week since the kick off of the 2014 Cornish Lure Festival and I have to say I'm not sure I've recovered yet - it was EPIC
After entering the Species Hunt competition for the first time last year, I'd managed to pass on my enthusiasm for the event to mates, Dan and Chris. Estelle enjoyed last year, even as a non-fisher, and was along for the ride again too. So with a rough plan built around the far from perfect forecast, and the two productive marks I'd garnered last year, we all met up in deepest, darkest Cornwall. Exciting! More
Adam Kirby Gallery, July 0 ballan wrasse, bass, black bream, blenny, competition, corkwing wrasse, cornish lure festival, cornwall, fin theory, flounder, goby, goldsinny wrasse, horse mackerel, lesser weever, long spined sea scorpion, mackerel, pollack, poor cod, rock cook wrasse, sand smelt, scad, species hunt, the art of fishing
As I write this the football season has ended, the sun is shining and Daft Punk have released an album that gives me sunburn just listening to it. All of these things suggest that summer is fast approaching, Bream time! More