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
Marukyu Isome, or Power Isome (same thing) is an artificial sandworm imitation originating from Japan. These and other artificial baits are sometimes referred to as ‘fake baits’. Marukyu’s Isome is not just another lure. Isome is constructed from a biodegradable material that is saturated with a fish-attracting mix of amino acids. Fish can be observed to eat Marukyu Isome, unlike a plastic lure that requires action to fool a fish. Power Isome has been largely adopted by European LRF anglers in targeting a wide range of fish species using a number of methods. Hopefully, what follows will give you inspiration in catching fish on Isome worms.
Managed a half-hearted LRF session in St Malo before catching the ferry back to Portsmouth. Tide and temperature were not on my side but I was determined to catch a fish, so set my sights high with a goby. Job done. Pretty ordinary Black Goby, but a great backdrop. Looking forward to returning one day for a proper go at it – look at all that structure!
Like lots of fellow anglers I like to keep a tally of species every year and I enjoy the challenge of seeking out a particular species to tick off the list. In the old days of bait-only fishing I would hit maybe 18-20 species a year, but now I mainly lure fish that total has risen year on year. Before any bait-boys get there bait elastic in a twist, this isn’t because fish all of a sudden like plastic more than food. It’s purely down to the fact I am fishing more. More
For the first time it was clear that Marukyu wanted to make some distinction between its Power Isome product and their Ecogear lure brand. In contrast to last year’s Tackle and Guns show, Marukyu decided to host a separate stand for Ecogear (more on that later), while keeping the main stand exclusively for its many bait products.More
Found these while having a clear out. Interesting advertising material from Marukyu Japan including Power Isome LRF.