Awoke in Portsmouth this morning after a night out with the lads. With only a mild hangover I thought I'd try down the Camber for an hour or so to see if there were any signs of life this close to Christmas. Thankfully there was. Read more
Love this picture of LRF newcomer and good friend, Chris. If ever there was a smile that said 'first LRF Bass'. This is fun fishing!
Chris and Dan have been having lots of Bass on LRF tactics down in Portsmouth. I'm glad. No really, I am...
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.
Summer appears to be slipping away on the south coast, so I thought I better put in some effort for the Lure Heaven UK species hunt. Luckily the Corkwing are still in residence at pretty much every seaward mark we fish in Portsmouth - they won't be for too much longer. Then a change of mark presented me with seemingly a sea of Black Goby but I did fluke out my first Dragonet of the year - good for the comp and my yearly species tally.
Enjoyable day in Portsmouth light rock fishing. Huge amount of Shanny on the split shot rig, plus some small wrasse. Finished with some dropshot action chasing Scorpions. Non-stop fun!
My Bass fishing received a well timed boost last week with a couple of decent sessions. I went back to what I know and rekindled my relationship with the X-Layer with instant reward. Not that I had gone off these lures, I just wanted to use everything else I had instead, and this had kind of confused my fishing a bit. So after a look back at last years Bass fishing it was quite clear the X-Layers caught me fish, simple. So with a clearer plan and many less lures in my bag I ended up on my usual spot at the right state of tide two days in a row. Read more