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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

Cornish Lure Festival 2016

Fish Street

While I won’t remember the 2016 Cornish Lure Festival as one of my finest angling achievements, the event once again demonstrated why it is a must-do competition on the lure fishing calendar. Read more

Weymouth Christmas LRF Species Hunt

Weymouth Christmas LRF Species Hunt

Hats off to Andy Mytton for a first class LRF competition and meet-up, drawing in anglers from all over the country. Huge turn-out for any time of year (I think it was 34), but for December, with 40mph winds roaring away it was exceptional. Lots and lots of friendly faces, plus a few new to the saltwater side of light lure. Everyone appeared to be having fun. Read more

British Street Fishing Champion

British Street Fishing Champion

It wasn’t easy.

The Street League was an addition to this year’s British Lure Angling Championships. Eight of the most urban BLAC qualifiers counted towards an ongoing league table of points. The higher you ranked in each, the more points you obtained. The bigger the turnout, the more points on offer.

Coming into a new season it was a big commitment upfront. Eight ‘fishing tokens’ spent before the year had even begun! But it felt right up my… err… street. Read more

BLAC Sea Final Weymouth

Leopard Spotted Goby in Weymouth Harbour

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! Read more

BLAC Saltwater Plymouth

Rockfish Sutton Harbour

BLAC Saltwater Plymouth
Probably the most fun I’ll ever have coming last in a species hunt. I love this place! Plymouth offers an amazing array of opportunities for the lurist / species hunter / LRFer. For me, Plymouth remains the LRF capital of the UK and I’m ashamed it’s been so long since I returned. Read more

Cornish Lure Festival 2015

Giant Goby Cornwall

The mileometer said 620 miles, but all except the trip home flew by. Cornwall, you are incredible. Read more

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