Brighton-based angling guide, Robin Howard had been suffering from the winter blues and a distinct lack of fish. But an impromptu beach outing with buddy Alan Stewart saw the lethargy miraculously vanish when his first bass of the season came knocking.
Ireland Youth international shore angler Eric Gasparro begins a regular shore fishing column. Here he fishes a match at Kilgorman in County Wexford and decribes some of the lows and highs of fishing for points.
Dalvik in Iceland is the fantastic venue for the 2010 EFSA European Boat Championships. The event is set for next month, and provided massive volcanic ash eruptions have ceased to be an almighty problem, the fishing promises to be spectacular. Regular European Championship competitor Dave Proufoot offers his thoughts on how to tackle the venue here.
The flourishing Internet Angling Club has birthed strong cross-border friendships, with anglers stepping out of the virtual ether to regularly travel hundreds of miles to fish together. Ian Lindsay divides his spare time to both indulge his travelling passion for catching different species, and help his IAC pals experience what's on offer in his own Northern waters.