Lure Fishing

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Reel Tough

I went down the Van Staal route some time ago, basically because I wanted a reel that wasn’t going to let me down. Experience up to that point with the various fixed spool reels available (late ’80’s and through to the early ’00’s) had been disappointing, though

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Too many lows: not enough highs

The weather of late has been as frustrating as I can remember. From July onwards I waited for the bass to show on my favourite south coast marks. My wait was long and it wasn’t until early October that my plans came good when two trips brought

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On the Edge

I have recently returned from 8 days lure fishing in Ireland with Julian Fox. The fishing was challenging, but varying our methods and locations seemed to buy us more success. Yet the fact success does not come easily is no different from each of our 10 previous

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Thoughts and plans …

A Blog post on Henry Gilbey’s popular site recently stirred some thoughts that have been lingering for a while. The particular phrase that got the juices flowing was this …. I also am becoming more and more convinced that visiting anglers who come to Ireland on the

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How big can we go ?

Perceptions of size. Whilst lure-fishing for bass last summer, & failing miserably to connect, I clipped on a small metal lure, & quickly hooked a big feisty Mackeral. Then half-way in, the Mackeral went completely bonkers as a bass did it’s best to try & nail it.

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