2015 saw the 4th Three Day Manx Fishing Festival which was due to take place in early July postponed due to adverse weather conditions. However organiser Jamie Hinchliffe had wisely set aside a backup date of the 9th of August for first day's event which would comprise the “Allround Fishing” sponsored heaviest pollack, and the “Manx Fork Trucks” sponsored flatfish competition along with the heaviest fish caught on an “Eddystone Eel”.
If Carlsberg did plaice fishing they would head to Vestmanna in the Faroe Islands and hook up with Magni Blastein for a session or two chasing these red spotted beauties. Situated in an area of sheltered fjords on the island of Streymoy, the sand banks around Vestmanna host the largest average size of plaice that I have ever seen.
If I could just set the scene for you - deep crystal blue seas, a crisp breeze, stunning mountainous scenery and deep fjords plus the most friendly people I have ever met. This is my Iceland, the land of fire and ice, and fishing to exceed your wildest imaginings.
Irish angling journalist Ashley Hayden shares the concerns of many regarding the levels of current fish stocks. In this feature he examines the politics surrounding the European bass and how it will require painful measures to be implemented across all areas of the catching sector if this popular species is to maintain viable levels in the future.