Awesome time in Dorset this weekend. There were Corkwing Wrasse EVERYWHERE! Catching anything else was a challenge. However, hard to be annoyed by a fish as pretty as this.
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.
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! Read more
Back from another amazing time on the island of Alderney, fishing the 2013 Alderney Lure Only Species Hunt competition. It was, as expected, tremendous fun and has left me with the same empty feeling of unrequited love that I endured the last time I returned from fishing the incredible waters around Alderney. There is so much fishing to experience here. World class. Read more
The 2013 Cornish Lure Festival - what a fantastic event!
July 5th saw myself and the other half set off early for Cornwall. With sunny weather and low winds forecast, it didn't look perfect for the Bass comp but for me and the species hunting crew, it looked bloody perfect! Read more
There is nothing like fishing a different patch to get the old mind cogs moving and sharpen the LRF skills. It's kind of fun to go somewhere blind and see what can be caught and with this in mind my mate Adam jumped in the van and we burned some company diesel along the coast to Weymouth. Read more