Early season sea trout pursuits

With May having arrived in all its summer goodness bringing with it the drawn out evenings and reason to sacrifice sleep in the dedication to catching sea trout. To put things lightly it has been a slow and tough start to the season. Brief rises through out April saw the Welsh rivers of the Tawe,... Continue Reading →

This Spring’s Fly Fishing 

This spring I've been putting a lot of time and focus into my fly fishing focusing on catching brown trout on my local Welsh rivers and streams.  I started my efforts a week after the opening of the Welsh trout season (3rd march) to be greeted by a fairly high river that was toe-numbingly cold... 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 →

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 →

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 →

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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