I’ve ditched my old measuring tape and moved over to using the awesome HTO LRF Measure. It’s basically a handy, telescopic fish measure that expands from 15cm to 50cm. More
Have to say, I really enjoyed fishing for Pout on Saturday. There, I said it! They were obliging, but not too easy. You still had to present the lure right. Good fun. A few lumps mixed in too.
HTO Shore Jigs in the scad colour.
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The 3rd and 4th of September saw both local and visiting lure anglers congregate upon the beautiful island of Alderney for the annual Alderney Lure Festival. Hosted by Alderney Angling and its 4th year, it was great to hear the event was going from strength to strength, with a record turnout. More
Adam Kirby Notes, September 10 alderney, alderney angling, alderney lure only 24 hour species hunt, ballan wrasse, bass, competition, corkwing wrasse, garfish, giant goby, goldsinny wrasse, leopard spotted goby, mackerel, pollack, pouting, rock goby, scad, shanny, species hunt, tompot blenny, whiting
Dropped in on Swanage Pier for a few hours this bank holiday and bumped into fellow light lure enthusiast, Ricki Hill. It was really firing in places and it was painful when I had to tear myself away, all too soon. Pleased to hear that Ricki found the rare Baillons after I left. I did add Black Bream and Pouting to my yearly tally. The number of Tompot Blenny was staggering.
Hats off to Andy Mytton for a first class LRF competition and meet-up, drawing in anglers from all over the country. Huge turn-out for any time of year (I think it was 34), but for December, with 40mph winds roaring away it was exceptional. Lots and lots of friendly faces, plus a few new to the saltwater side of light lure. Everyone appeared to be having fun. More
Weymouth, you excelled yourself! What an amazing venue for a species hunt. Competitors managed 17 species in 8 hours of fishing. Without bait. That’s ridiculous! More
Adam Kirby August, Gallery 0 ballan wrasse, black bream, black goby, british lure angling championships, competition, corkwing wrasse, goldsinny wrasse, leopard spotted goby, pollack, pouting, rock goby, sand smelt, shanny, species hunt, tompot blenny, weymouth, whiting
Saturday night saw me hatching a plan to administer a Flounder smackdown. Wedged between my Lulworth wrasse-a-thon in the morning and the Bristol BLAC qualifier the next day, I settled on West Bay, in Dorset. More