Awesome rock fishing again from French Touch Fishing. When you look at this, I really don't know why Reins isn't more popular in the UK. The FTF squad are smashing it. FTF Blog > Tourlaville Rock Fishing on Fire
Plaice dominate the local boat fishing at this time of year and traditionally herald the start of spring. Of course this year has been slightly different, what with winter out-staying its welcome. But rather surprisingly, the Plaice have been showing in very good numbers out of Southsea and Hayling Island beaches when the weather has actually allowed boats to get out. With some good numbers of fish being caught at some old traditional venues that have been poor for several years. The bonus being these marks are right on my sea-door-step and very lure friendly, so when the weather obliged last weekend we got old Drifter afloat and set about finding some fish. More
I've always liked Reins and what the French Touch Fishing gang get up to over in France, so when one of the lads talked us through the merits of the Jig Zag method, of course I was committed. More
For the past few years we have made the trip over to Nantes for the Salon Peche en Mer fishing show. An overnight ferry from Portsmouth to St Malo and a bit of a road trip down to Nantes gives us plenty of time indulge ourselves in non-stop fishing conversation, which is sweet relief from the work based panic that builds up to a weekend away.
For anyone who hasn’t had the opportunity to attend this event it's a lure angler's dream with all the main players involved and the bonus of largely being relevant to what we do over here in the UK. Or should I say the UK lure scene is now relevant to what our French counterparts have been doing for some time. The sheer amount of information to digest is huge and we are still working through various catalogues and creating a virtual shopping list for the year ahead. But here are a few highlights to whet the appetite for the upcoming season. More
Quiet on the River Kennet this morning but managed a nice Brown Trout of 42cm. Good fun on my Garbolino Magister Micro Lure rod. Lure was a Reins Saturn G-Tail in Lemon Pepper fished on a Daiwa jighead fished fairly slow. The fish went back fine - the second escape it had had judging by the marks on both flanks