This weekend my friend and I decided to go on a bit of a road trip over to the Roseland Peninsula. We didn’t know where exactly we were going but we were in search of a new and successful bass fishing location. With rods, lures and a trusty map packed, we set off. We decided to take the short cut and go via the legendary King Harry Ferry, cutting out about 20 miles of faffing about through Truro. I…

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  People think of the peak summer months of July and August as being the best best months for fishing. I’m a pretty firm believer that this stretches to early Autumn and that great fishing can be had in September and October, especially when we have a nice warm month like we have had this September. This week my fishing co-pilot and I went down to one of our favourite marks on the North Coast of Cornwall. It’s a great…

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  If you like adventures and traversing wild terrain like this…   …you can often find that the regular kit isn’t quite tough enough. That’s why people like Wisport make bags like this Pathfinder Shoulder Bag. My friends and I regularly explore the North coast and climb down, past the coastal path before clambering down the cliffs to fish. This bag is perfect for that as it has an adjustable waist belt, which stops it rocking around when you’re walking…

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  The Garfish is the UK’s fastest fish and one I adore catching. It’s a powerful fighting fish for it’s size and it jumps and kicks like a mini Marlin. Its appearance is totally gnarly, with an uber streamlined body and long beak which is filled with tiny teeth. It has almost a radioactive green colouring to its scales which easily enables you to spot any successful Garfish fisherman. Garfish meat used to be thought to be poisonous, which is…

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  There are two massive reasons why you should wear Polarized Sunglasses while fishing. Number One They let you see into the water better. Polarized lenses stop reflections and glare, I’m not going to go particularly into how they do this because Its a bit boring and I don’t fully understand it! But that doesn’t matter, what does matter is that it’s true and it will help improve your fishing. Being able to see into the water helps you spot…

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  This is Fiiish’s Black Minnow. I really like the 12g, it swims really nicely and you can easily work it over shallow ground, which makes them ace for bass. They’re a French soft plastic lure but are now getting very popular over here. The Black Minnow is made up of three sections. 1. Weighted head with big eye which is sure to attracted predatory fish. 2. Soft plastic body which gives it a great swimming motion. 3. Weedless style…

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  Now this post isn’t about what is contained within the box, it’s purely about the box itself. I have a few tackle boxes, one for storing spares at home, one for spinning, one for rigs and one for kayak fishing. My kayak tackle box started off as a fairly standard double sided tackle box. What is most important to me in a kayak tackle box, is to keep everything safe in the event of a capsize. So when choosing…

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  Handlining is a very old and simple method of fishing. It is also one of my favourite ways to fish, read on to see why. Handlining is uber simple. Basically you have a thick fishing line, something around 50lb or above, something to wrap it around (instead of a reel), some terminal tackle like feathers or baited hooks on the end and finally a weight. What I love about it so much is how natural and close to the…

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Any good fisherman needs a breadth and depth of superb fishing excuses. The minute people see you with rod and reel returning from a trip they will want to ask you “catch much?”. Do in order to save face you need a good excuse on the tip of your tongue. Here are my tried and tested quality excuses:   Overfished Global warming North wind East wind South wind West wind Dull hooks Cheap line or tackle Followed another fishermans advice…

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When my buddy and I are out on our kayaks fishing we like to make up fishing rhymes in the style of;   Red sky at night, Shepherd’s delight.   Here are a few off the top of my head:   If the winds in the west, The fishing’s the best.   If the suns in the sky, You’ll be having fishy pie.      

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