Time, tide and place

There's no doubt about it. In Bass fishing time, tide and place is THE most important factor. You can have all the lures under the sun. Work them beautifully, fire them to the horizon on your flashy jap rod and reel. But...if there's no fish in front of you and you're not prepared to cover... Continue Reading →

Major Craft Skyroad 902 ML Review

Major Craft are a Japanese brand famed with making some of the finest yet value for money lure rods on the Japanese Market. They are widely available in the UK from most tackle shops that specialise in Lure fishing. Modern lure rods are a world away from the original british spinning rods and japan has... Continue Reading →

Kerry Ireland – April 2016

As some of you (or just those that read the previous blog post) may be aware, I headed off to fish over in Kerry, Ireland at the end of April for 5 days guided fishing with John Quinlan of Thatch Cottage. Just a few days before heading over to the Eire, the Bass fishing back... Continue Reading →

Off to Ireland…

Well the wait is over, today (Sunday) I hop on the plane from Luton to Kerry for a week fishing in Kerry with John Quinlan of Thatch Cottage. Put simply...I cannot wait. I headed out to stay with John last August on one of his co-guiding trips with Henry Gilbey. This year however I cannot... Continue Reading →

My Bass season has begun…

At last, I've got off the mark and had my first Bass on the lures of the year... Two weeks ago I started back on the Bass, big tides, bucket of crab and bait rod down some gullies not too far from my house. This was the first blank. I have since then been out... Continue Reading →

A day on the Taff

On Sunday I headed up with my mate Tom to fish the River Taff on the Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association stretch of water. It's a new one to both of us and the day was always going to be experimental but hopes were high for a Brown Trout or two! Expanding my love of small stream trout... Continue Reading →

Mepps…a timeless classic

As much as I love my flashy, technical almost say laboratory designed lures ask me my favourite Trout lure and you may be surprised almost even a little disappointed as you aren't going to be hearing some Japanese kom-a-chink-uke-oko like name but rather..Size 0 Copper Mepps Aglia! Mepps have been around for years, since 1938 to... Continue Reading →

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