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
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.
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
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. Read more
First of this year's trips down to Swanage Pier and the first of the fish. It was clear that the Scorpos were back with a vengeance. Team Taylor (Mark and Sam) were into double figures by the time I got there. Young Sam was rinsing us. Well done Sam. Read more
The weather gods were not best pleased with the group of anglers that ventured out to fish the 2014 Alderney 24 Hour Lure Only Species Hunt. Strong easterly winds hampered everyone's progress the whole weekend but did nothing to dampen everyone's enthusiasm. Alderney has a lot to offer, even in tough conditions. Read more