Category: sea fishing

After what seems like, and in fact is, ages I managed to get out sea fishing this past weekend. Admittedly it was only to the local River Douglas but with the weather fair if a little chilly it was time to dust the cobwebs off my gear that had accumulated over the past 5 months and get out there and do a bit. I can’t believe it’s been so long since I last wet a line but the records don’t lie and the last time we went out was October…

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After what seemed and eternity and three weeks later than usual we arrived on Anglesey for our last visit of 2012. The obligatory visit to the local supermarket in Holyhead done and supplies for a few days purchased we chose Cymyran Bay beach, behind RAF Valley as our first session and arrived about 2 hours before high water to find near perfect conditions for our target Species, Small-eyed Ray. I fished two rods, one with Sandeel and the other Squid while Wendy elected to fish just the one, again with…

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Last weekend the conditions looked perfect for a late try at Smooth hounds, sea fishing from Rossall beach, Fleetwood at low water. We arrived around 9pm and made our way to the water in the dark with hardly a wave to make a noise in the darkness. Setting up the gear we noticed a slight sea mist but knowing the area well, and checking that we weren’t going to need to wade any filling gullys on our way back we were unconcerned as we launched our crab, sandeel or squid…

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Once more we ventured to Anglesey for 2 weeks of relaxing, seafishing and walking and although the weather wasn’t particularly kind to us we managed to catch a few fish. This holiday ended up with us catching a lot less fish but having a lot more fun doing it, let me explain… Our first sea fishing session saw us lure fishing in the Menai Straights, a technique that we’ve both just started and although we think we may have had a couple of ‘pulls’ nothing came of it except the…

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Last weekend the weather looked perfect for our first 2012 attempt at catching a Smooth-hound from one of our local beaches. So with 20 prime peeler crab from Gerry’s of Morecambe (where we got some new lure rods at the same time – more on these to follow) we arrived at Anchorsholme around 7pm, grabbed the gear from the car and waded over the large gully to fish the tide two hours down and two back up again. Considering it was a Saturday night the beach was fairly busy and…

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We’ve just spent the last week on Anglesey sea fishing and generally relaxing where, much to Wendy’s amusement, I was out-fished in both species and size. The week started well and after after chatting about possible locations for fly fishing and picking up bait from Menai Angling we spent the first day doing nothing. On the Sunday we made our way to a mark where Bass have been caught on lures and spend a couple of hours salt water fly fishing. After a while it became evident that we need…

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With the weather producing freezing rain and wind in truly biblical scales we haven’t done any sort of sea fishing or fly fishing these past few weeks and even venturing outside to do a little bit of gardening has had to timed between downpours so like any other angler what do I do when I can’t go fishing? Look up places I want to go fishing when the weather improves of course, and it was during such a search that I came across this short clip of a full length…

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In this guest post Amanda from sykescottages.co.uk tells us why we should holiday and fish in the UK, thanks for a great read Amanda. The UK is an angler’s paradise. With lakes galore, extensive canal networks, and hundreds of miles of pristine coastline just begging to be fished the UK is a great place for the fishing holiday of a lifetime! Whether you are a fresh faced beginner, or a well seasoned fisherman you will find the perfect location to challenge your skills and learn the tips and tricks needed…

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After such glorious weather it was almost inevitable that the weather for the Easter bank holidays would be grim as we turned up for the Blackpool and Layton Angling Society (BLAS) Match at Fairhaven, Lytham. This was to be leg one of the Estuary Cup and the target species sea fishing at this venue is Flounder. The tide races in and out here and if you are fishing off the wall as we were you’ll generally only get about 3 hours of worthwhile fishing unless you want to follow the…

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This years target species for sea fishing is the Mullet, thin or thick lipped, we don’t care. We’ve tried and tried to get one of these and we’ve been so very close but this is the year , I can feel it. We’ve a fairly good ‘Mullety’ type river near us, the River Douglas which I’m convinced will produce Mullet as the tide floods into the small creeks but the water isn’t very clear so we’ll have to ‘cheat’ and use float fishing techniques. Our aim though, and it has…

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