Des Westmore and family enjoy the delights of Mexico’s Riviera Maya, so much so that they returned for another sunshine break. This time, daughter Bronwyn was to hook up with a fish of a lifetime as they hit the blue water off the Mexican coast.
It is not very often that I take both of my fly rods with me on any particular trip, but here I was loading them into my truck for stripped bass. It was going to be a very early morning start the next day so I needed to get everything packed up for striper fly fishing on this warm and humid June night. I was meeting up with Jack and Larry at 4:30am so I needed to get this done and get some sleep.
Marc Cowling is a thoughtful, perceptive shore angling guide who has an extensive knowledge of bass and other fishing in the south Devon area. His passion is lure fishing for the bass which lurk around the rocky shoreline and in this feature, he outlines the steps required to locate a new mark.
Since the fishery was first discovered by members of the Caithness Sea Angling Association in the early 90’s the north coast porbeagle shark fishing has quietly simmered away off the radar. Top Scottish rod Scott Gibson tells the tale of a recent couple of days out of Scrabster with Chris Bennett hunting these massive, top predators.
It is the end of November as I sit down to pen this article. There is already snow on the ground and there is a strong, cold wind blowing out of the north. The Atlantic is no place to be at this time of the year if you don’t have to be. Not here in New England at any rate.