scorpion fish

The king of the rock pool. Many an angler has become hooked on LRF after catching his or her first Scorpion Fish. The most common Long-spined Sea Scorpion and the fancier Short-spined Sea Scorpion, both look extremely cool. A gigantic head harbours an equally gigantic mouth and is adorned with lots of lumps, bumps and spikes. Living in and around weed and rocks the colour variation can be from brown to green, to red. The large mouth hints at the ferocity of this little predator and even small fish will take fairly large lures, including fish replicas, worms and crustaceans. Here in the UK, Sea Scorpions are not poisonous and can be handled safely with confidence.

LRF on Swanage Pier

Swanage Pier

What a cracking bank holiday Monday it was down in Dorset!

First of this year's trips down to Swanage Pier and the first of the fish. It was clear that the Scorpos were back with a vengeance. Team Taylor (Mark and Sam) were into double figures by the time I got there. Young Sam was rinsing us. Well done Sam. Read more

LRF Night Game

LRF Scorpion at Night

Drove down to Portsmouth last night to catch up with Dan and Chris. Would have been rude not to do a little Night Game.

Rainy night but wind was much lower than forecast. Fairly pleasant. 6 species in total. Bonus was a little Bass that beat the Pollack to a white Aqua Straight OTD.

As ever, find floodlights for the most fun.

LRF Season Has Started

Long Spined Sea Scorpion

Well I'm delighted to say that the 2014 LRF season has finally started down on the south coast. I ended up having a fairly hectic, but great week of fishing - starting out on the boat, fishing some of our inshore marks towards Selsey, then shooting down to Brixham for some Light Game fun and then finally to my home town of Portsmouth for a mixture of LRF fishing styles. Read more

Filming with Tight Lines

LRF in Brixham

Pics from an unforgettable day with the Tight Lines crew down in Brixham. Always happy to be on fish catching duties. Got to meet Keith Arthur in person - legend! Thanks to Ben Field for inviting me. An absolute privilege.

Light Rock Fishing in Rhodes

I've said it before but worth repeating, I think light rock fishing gear is perfect for fun fishing on your summer holidays.

Myself and the good lady headed off to Rhodes in Greece for a week and of course I packed some LRF equipment - mainly Reins lures and a pack of Isome. Read more

Cornish Lure Festival 2013

Rock Cook Cornish Lure Festival

The 2013 Cornish Lure Festival - what a fantastic event!

July 5th saw myself and the other half set off early for Cornwall. With sunny weather and low winds forecast, it didn't look perfect for the Bass comp but for me and the species hunting crew, it looked bloody perfect! Read more

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