The Shanny, or Common Blenny is one of the most familiar fish species to encounter with LRF, but they do have some unique behaviour. There are two key environments where Shanny appear to rule over nearly all other species – shallow rocks, including rockpools, and near the surface of rock walls, including man-made quays and breakwaters. As a shallow water specialist, the Shanny is a species you will often see before you catch one. There are some real brutes around with a max length for the species of around 17cm. They tend to rule a territory so please try to return them to the area you caught them.
As I write this, my Revo Premier Spin 10 by Abu Garcia is sat collecting dust on the shelf. The reason it hasn’t had an outing for a while is that the anti-reverse bearing has failed. It’s only a problem in the cold, but the result is a sudden slip into reverse wind when the rotor is under tension, resulting in sore knuckles or worse, a lost fish. But don’t get me wrong, this isn’t a negative review at all. Far from it. More