The year gone by…looking back over 2016

Let me start off with an apology for letting this blog slip away...I was thoroughly enjoying writing but Summer came and with it work, fishing and surfing took over and I just lost the flow of regular writing. I guess once you fall out of rhythm it is a hard thing to get back into.... Continue Reading →

Braid…the good, the bad and the ugly

Everyone's opinions on what braid they like is different. Some want silk others want rope. Me...I like somewhere inbetween. As nice as some of these silky smooth 8 strand braids are, there is a part of me that doesn't quite feel confident in them with a Bass of a lifetime on the end that's diving... Continue Reading →

Zero Bass…ICES 2017 Advice

Just small changes to our Bass Fishing has in my opinion made a big difference to the number of Bass we are seeing across our coast. But it seems we are far from a sustainable fishery...ICES (International Commission for the Exploration for the Sea) have recommended zero retention of Bass for 2017 after two years... Continue Reading →

The Finger of Blame

So as some of you may be aware there is a Bass Ban going on at the moment where no anglers may retain fish...but commercial fishermen may fish for Bass by rod and line and FIXED nets... find out more here So when last night I saw a boat I presume from Burry Port laying... 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 →

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