The mileometer said 620 miles, but all except the trip home flew by. Cornwall, you are incredible. Read more
The Sand Smelt is a vivacious little predator, most often found in shoals. While larger predators actively target them, the Sand Smelt is equally a hunter, albeit in miniature. Best described as pelagic, you’ll most often find this fish up in the water and often on the surface. Like a cat with a ball of string, Sand Smelt are helplessly attracted to quick, erratic movement. Consequently, methods like Jighead and Metals are best for these silver-sided minis.
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! Read more
Perhaps not the most economical fish of the year. After not finding the Bass this weekend all I had to show for £35 of diesel was 5 Sand Smelt. Although another lure caught species for the 2013 tally.
LRF Smelt caught on a tiny 2g Illex Gambit Straight jighead and a Jacks LRF lure