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.
The Corkwing Wrasse is a staple of summertime LRF. One of the most colourful fish in British waters. Their heads are often adorned with turquiose and orange stripes, setting them apart from the other wrasse species. At certain times of the year they can shoal up in vast numbers giving the LRF angler almost unlimited sport. Most often, but not exclusively, Corkwing can be successfully caught using artificial worms fished on a split shot rig, small jighead or dropshot.
Stopped off at Poole Quay on my way back from wrasse fishing further south. Of course I had an LRF rod in the car! More
Adam Kirby Gallery, May 0 ballan wrasse, black goby, blenny, corkwing wrasse, dorset, goldsinny wrasse, hto knight worms, long spined sea scorpion, marukyu isome, poole quay, scorpion fish, split shot rig
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. More
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
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. More
The mileometer said 620 miles, but all except the trip home flew by. Cornwall, you are incredible. More
Adam Kirby Gallery, July 0 ballan wrasse, bass, competition, conger eel, corkwing wrasse, cornish lure festival, cornwall, dragonet, eel, giant goby, goldsinny wrasse, launce, lesser weever, mackerel, pollack, rock cook wrasse, sand smelt, species hunt, tompot blenny
One of the highlights from Saturday's session at Swanage Pier was catching on the new Reins Aji Nyoro lure. New for the 2015 French Touch Fishing catalogue, the Aji Nyoro is a tiny 50mm eel replica. There's a huge amount of tiny sandeel around at the moment and the Nyoro is the perfect lure to match the hatch. More
With an extended bank holiday weekend and a decent forecast we jumped in the van and headed down the A303 to Devon, for a spot of camping. Dawlish Warren was our chosen destination and although this wasn't a fishing trip, of course the lure rods came along too. More