Had the pleasure of fishing LRF with Ben Field from The Art of Fishing on his home patch, North Cornwall. Very different fishing to my own and I learned a lot about fishing this unsheltered coastline. We caught Pollack, Mackerel and Ben had a small Bass. I got a beating – but I will be back! :o)
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.
A common sight. Small Pollack caught at night. This one on a couple of Power Isome fished wacky on the dropshot
Very nice lure this, from Daiwa France
Pollack caught on a Berkley Gulp Floating Trout Worm presented on a Cultiva X-Head
Nice close up of the superb Daiwa SW Rock Fish Jig Head – offset version
Love the colours on these juvenile Pollack