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!
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.
Always a pleasure. This one from the old outfall pipe down Eastney, Portsmouth
A Black Scorpion Fish caught LRF using a dropshot Power Isome while on holiday in Greece
Aside from getting out in the boat I still find time to indulge in an hours LRF a few evenings a week. As with most of the fishing in my part of the world it is still early for the host of mini-species available to the LRF angler at this time of the year but nevertheless I can’t help myself and with rod, reel and a small amount of lure I will wander around the harbours trying to add to my yearly species tally. Read more
Nice Scorpion Fish caught in the Torbay area of Devon
During a recent visit to catch up with the good people at Art of Fishing in Plymouth we had to have a little dabble in the excellent LRF that Plymouth and the surrounding area has to offer. Not though before we had spent plenty of time and maybe a few pennies in the new lure only shop the Ben and Jo along with Matt have created. Now I have not been given cake in a tackle shop before but then I have not attended an opening day of a tackle shop before so it may be the etiquette, either way the cake/fishing tackle combo is one that works for me! Read more