When Bass Don’t React

When Bass Don't React

When Bass Don’t React by Donovan Kelley Many readers will have had the unhappy experience of catching a nice bass which gives only token resistance to the rod; more like a cod, say, or a ray, than a tough, hard-fighting predator capable of tremendous bursts of speed. Why

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Do Lights Attract Bass?

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

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Of Fishing Diaries

Of Fishing Diaries

Of Fishing Diaries by Donovan Kelley “However do you remember all this?” asked my wife Betty. “From my diaries, of course”. “But all that detail of species, weights, numbers; even, of how they reacted to the hook?”. “It’s all there. Photos too. Have a look”. She had been

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I Wish I’d Seen That One

I Wish I'd Seen That One

I Wish I’d Seen That One by Donovan Kelley It was undoubtedly a big one, much bigger than the 3-pounders I had been catching. On feeling the rod she took off at speed down the estuary, heading for the open sea beyond. At the bar, some hundred yards

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Right Place, Right Time

Right Place, Right Time

Right Place, Right Time by Donovan Kelley At the mouth of the Lynher estuary, near where it joins the Tamar, there is a small unfrequented quay, rarely used. It makes a pleasant picnic spot. It also produces, on its day, lots of flounders. One sunny afternoon, not

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