pollack

Pollack are one of the core target species of LRF in the British Isles. Member of the cod family, most of the Pollack we catch are around one or two pounds in weight, but much bigger specimens do turn up from time to time – normally in the colder months. Pollack can be caught on a broad range of lures and techniques, but they are especially susceptible to sink-and-draw methods with metals and paddletails.

Weymouth Christmas LRF Species Hunt

Weymouth Christmas LRF Species Hunt

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

Horse Mackerel at Weymouth

Horse Mackerel in Weymouth
Horse Mackerel on Knight Worm
Great little session with Chris Wheeler in Weymouth on Saturday night. Wind dropped away to nothing for a couple of hours around midnight and we were able to fish delicate Aji-type lures on jigheads, using the curve fall method, on-the-drop (OTD). We picked up the desired Horse Mackerel (Scad), Mackerel and some decent sized Pollack, plus the odd tiny Whiting caught well off the bottom. Really enjoyed it.

BLAC Sea Final Weymouth

Leopard Spotted Goby in Weymouth Harbour

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! Read more

BLAC Saltwater Plymouth

Rockfish Sutton Harbour

BLAC Saltwater Plymouth
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

Cornish Lure Festival 2015

Giant Goby Cornwall

The mileometer said 620 miles, but all except the trip home flew by. Cornwall, you are incredible. Read more

Night Games at West Bay

West Bay Harbour
Aji Ringer Shad Flounder

Saturday night saw me hatching a plan to administer a Flounder smackdown. Wedged between my Lulworth wrasse-a-thon in the morning and the Bristol BLAC qualifier the next day, I settled on West Bay, in Dorset. Read more

LRF West of Nantes

LRF Pollack Night Games

Many thanks to Ward for pointing us in the right direction and urging us to continue further west than we fished last year. Read more

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