I admit to doing flatfish a disservice over the years, traditionally Plaice fishing in my part of the world was a wait and see affair. Yes I would decorate traces with beads and sequins and yes I would use huge spoons to attract a fish to my worm baits but I never considered them true predators, this as it turns out could not be further from the truth. Of course these were the thoughts of my pre-lure days and now soft plastics have turned sea angling on its head Plaice along with most other species are a very real target and this spring fresh from a very long winter we were ready for our first real assault on the red-spots. Read more
A cracking lure caught Plaice for Dan, fishing an Ecogear Milfle.
Lure fishing in the UK is firmly associated with Bass and even though my fascination with using lures stems from HRF/LRF it was inevitable that I would be drawn to targeting Bass from the boat. Over the years I have fished for Bass with live baits and although it can produce terrific results, fishing a live sandeel on a 12ft plus trace with 6-8oz of lead on a 12-20lb class rod always seemed a bit clumsy. I wanted to catch Bass from a boat on similar tackle to which I catch them from the shore, a 6-7ft 10-30 gram rod teamed with a 3000 fixed spool and 6lb braid,the trouble we have in the boat is tide, and lots of it. Read more
Nice sized Pouting taken on a Delalande Spaghetti, fished on an offset hook
Pouting lured on a Reins Saturn G-Tail fished dropshot
... there's nothing to it... LRF!
My PB LRF Bass caught on the boat using my lucky lure of 2011 - the excellent 2.5" Reins Saturn G-Tail in Lemon Pepper. 53cm. Amazing fun!
Black Bream on LRF gear = fun, fun, fun!