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
long spined sea scorpion
What a cracking bank holiday Monday it was down in Dorset!
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. More
Drove down to Portsmouth last night to catch up with Dan and Chris. Would have been rude not to do a little Night Game.
Rainy night but wind was much lower than forecast. Fairly pleasant. 6 species in total. Bonus was a little Bass that beat the Pollack to a white Aqua Straight OTD.
As ever, find floodlights for the most fun.
It's a week since the kick off of the 2014 Cornish Lure Festival and I have to say I'm not sure I've recovered yet - it was EPIC
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! More
Adam Kirby Gallery, July 0 ballan wrasse, bass, black bream, blenny, competition, corkwing wrasse, cornish lure festival, cornwall, fin theory, flounder, goby, goldsinny wrasse, horse mackerel, lesser weever, long spined sea scorpion, mackerel, pollack, poor cod, rock cook wrasse, sand smelt, scad, species hunt, the art of fishing
Well I'm delighted to say that the 2014 LRF season has finally started down on the south coast. I ended up having a fairly hectic, but great week of fishing - starting out on the boat, fishing some of our inshore marks towards Selsey, then shooting down to Brixham for some Light Game fun and then finally to my home town of Portsmouth for a mixture of LRF fishing styles. More
Finally the fishing has improved to a point where if I don’t catch I’m probably doing something wrong. Not a lot of variation in species though at the moment with Wrasse and Scorpos seemingly everywhere and dominating the harbour LRF stuff since the start of June in my part of the world. More
It seems an awful long time ago but back in August I discovered Megabass Hiraishin 475 Numa Ebi plastics while browsing through the web and after reading up a bit I ordered a couple of packets as kind of all round HRF lures mainly with the boat in mind but quickly found they are the all-round plastic I never knew I needed!
I am thinking of getting some clothing branded 'Light.Rock.Fishing-LRF', more than once I have been approached by fellow anglers within my club and been asked ‘what is that fishing you do, with the silly light rods, fixed spools and rubber eels?’ and I have to go through what it is all about and where to find some info online. I’m happy to as I love LRF and keen to spread the gospel. The reason I have to go through this fairly often is I am having to tell each individual angler in my club one by one as they don’t seem to want anyone else to know that they are actually quite interested in targeting Scorpion fish, or Bream, or Gobies on ultra-light tackle. It's just not ‘grown-up’. So to save them the embarrassment of having to ask me about about light rock fishing, if I had a t-shirt that read ‘Light.Rock.Fishing…Google it’ I would ensure that people still got the info without letting their mates know that the thought of a Tompot Blenny on a plastic using .3PE line excites them every bit as much as 50lb conger on bait with 2lb of lead. I hope to see some secret LRF’ers out on the sea soon and can be sure that when they catch their first Bream, Wrasse or similar on LRF gear they won’t keep it to themselves for long!
Plenty of LRF for me this week, with the small tides and breeze-less evenings it worked out nicely to fish over low water in Langstone harbour entrance and try some all round fishing without targeting anything specific. More