The vast majority of fishing chatter tends to be about tackle. Anglers entering the sport often seek reassurance that they have the ‘right’ gear to enable them to catch bass. The huge choice of rods, reels, lures and associated kit can be a massive distraction. If you sat down with an experienced angler though, someone […]
The weekend is nearly upon us
I’m sure i can’t be alone. It’s Friday, so that means scouring the weather sites, swell forecasts, tidal predictions. Then mooching through my mental map of marks, correlating times, tidal coefficients, swell directions, size, wind, and past experiences. How to maximise my chances ? The more organised amongst us will have kept detailed diaries, maybe […]
“Thump” … it’s the moment we wait for. It can come at the least expected moment. Turn away, or switch-off for a split second, and it’s almost guaranteed to happen. For the bait angler holding a rod stood in the surf, it’s a lightening-strike, sometimes fierce. For the lure angler it can occur in so […]
He who dares !!
This is the business end of the season for bass anglers ! Some anglers have already cleaned their gear & put it away for the winter, and whilst that might be the right move in some of the Northern areas of the country (perhaps), as you head further South, if you aren’t thrashing the sea […]
A lesson learned
I bet that most anglers dream of that really big fish. Sure, it’s good to catch lots of schoolies but it’s that double figure bass which pushes most people’s buttons. Some anglers are no strangers to such fish, while others (like me!) will probably fish for a lifetime without being blessed with the big one. […]