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Southern Blondes

Southern Blondes

The fishing grounds off the Isle of Wight offer some excellent early season opportunities to catch Blonde rays. Des Westmore takes a trip on charter boat, Southern Star and describes the best tactics and tackle for success.

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Doing it all wrong

Doing it all wrong

Good bait goes hand-in-hand with good fishing... doesn't it? Newspaper journalist and keen sea angler Ian Lindsay begs to differ, and says plenty of fish can be caught on ripe, rotten and positively rancid baits in spite of what experts say.

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Tackle revolution on Yorkshire coast

Tackle revolution on Yorkshire coast

Rigid rods, meaty multiplier reels and rope-thick mono line have long held sway as the only way to fish the testing rock and kelp terrains of the Yorkshire coastline. Rapid changes are afoot however, as more and more rough ground anglers swap to 15ft and 16ft rods, large fixed spool reels and braided mainlines. Top shore angler Steve I’Anson explains.

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Missing, presumed dead

Missing, presumed dead

Rock fishing is dangerous regardless of how the pursuit is romanticised in words and pictures. There’s no hiding that rock anglers die every year and we should take all necessary precautions to keep safe says Steve Souter.

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Scrabster small boat & kayak fishing

Scrabster small boat & kayak fishing

Scrabster in the far north of Scotland is a venue rich in various species of fish and opportunities for the small boat & kayak angler. Dave Proudfoot serves up a guide to the nooks and crannies, and offers the knowhow to tap this superb northern location.

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