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. More
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.
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. More
Finally the fishing has improved to a point where if I don’t catch I’m probably doing something wrong. Not a lot of variation in species though at the moment with Wrasse and Scorpos seemingly everywhere and dominating the harbour LRF stuff since the start of June in my part of the world. More
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!
First of all I should explain my absence over the past few weeks. A combination of no internet and a ton of work to be finished at home have stopped me getting online to update the blog, but I have managed to get fishing now and again. I have been concentrating on LRF from the shore in an attempt to boost my species count but at the same time keeping half an eye open for Bass. More