The mileometer said 620 miles, but all except the trip home flew by. Cornwall, you are incredible. More
Everyone loves catching Mackerel. A pelagic summer visitor to our coast. Catch a Mackerel on a light LRF setup and you will discover the true power and speed of this species. Being pelagic (swimming up in the water column), Mackerel are best targeted with cast and retrieve methods. Micro-jigs and metals make huge sense here with no Mackerel able to pass up the flash of your metal jig. Mackerel will also take paddletails and other soft-plastics fished at speed in the surface layers.
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
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
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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! More
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Quick update. The fish are finally here!
We got out on the boat on Sunday and had 30-40 Black Bream. There were Garfish scooting round the boat and reports of jumbo Mackerel on the radio.
Then on Monday, Dan had a quick LRF session from the shore in Portsmouth and had a few Scorpion Fish - the first of the year believe it or not.