I’m no real fan of the Cheb rig but it does offer the LRF angler a solution to the challenge of fishing small hooks with heavier weights, in a style close to Jighead. More
Reeling in to discover that you’ve caught a characterful Tompot Blenny is always a pleasurable experience. With it’s often colourful camouflage and a set of charming ‘eyebrows’, the Tompot Blenny has to be one of the most charismatic creatures you will encounter. An out-and-out ‘rockfish’ and a specific target for LRF.
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
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