New To Plugging

CHAPTER 5 – GOOD DAYS, BAD DAYS New To Plugging As a comparative newcomer to lure fishing for bass, I experienced a quite remarkable session during a visit to Ireland and would like to share my experiences of that and other trips in the same year. Apart from a frustrating and fishless fortnight spent plugging […]

The Effects Of Stress On Bass And How To Reduce It

The Effects Of Stress On Bass And How To Reduce It by Steven Neely With the practice of catch and release becoming ever popular, there has been much discussion already on reducing unnecessary harm to our catch, such as de-barbing hooks, replacing trebles for singles and various debates on the appropriate way to handle bass […]

The Dark Strand

CHAPTER 5 – GOOD DAYS, BAD DAYS The Dark Strand I’ve talked with many anglers who have fished the Dark Strand, in Smerwick Harbour on the Dingle Peninsula. In daylight it is regarded as one of the most productive venues, although weed can be a problem. It needs a good surf to fish well, but […]

Do Lights Attract Bass?

Do Lights Attract Bass by Donovan Kelley A simple question. And a simple answer? Not in my experience. Young bass do seem to be drawn to fixed quayside lights situated in the tideways of nursery estuaries; but I am thinking of the larger bass. With them the position is much less clear. In fact I can […]

The Secret Diary Of A Worm Only Club Member

CHAPTER 5 – GOOD DAYS, BAD DAYS The Secret Diary Of A Worm Only Club Member Editor’s Note The Worm Only Club (WOC) is a clandestine group who venture out of deepest Yorkshire once a year to go sea fishing. Their ‘Worm only’ rule is strictly obeyed, but there are rumours that some use crab […]