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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  Spider Crabs are awesome. They are gnarly looking, scary fellas, but they are pretty easy to catch and are darn tasty. They don’t have much brown meat but their long claws can get huge and contain some great white meat (their meat is a bit less strong than the edible/brown crab) Finding and Catching them: Spider Crabs start to turn up on our shores around late Spring time and by Mid Summer the larger males have turned up to…

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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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These soft lures are deadly to all predatory fish. I often catch Bass and Pollock on them and even a John Dory earlier this year. They have a fantastic swimming action and come in two sizes 12.5cm/23g and 16cm/42g. I mainly use the small size which are great for spinning from the shore and the kayak, from the kayak they also work very well when trolling. The large ones can do all the same but are really good for vertical…

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