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Wrecked reel revival

Wrecked reel revival

Serial reel fiddler, Des Westmore explains how to service and revive reels that have fallen victim to the ravages of serious internal corrosion. Here he resuscitates an expensive Alutecnos Albacore boat reel that looked set for the trash bin ...

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Blocking out reel corrosion

Blocking out reel corrosion

Quick investigation of many new shore and boat reels often reveals insufficient internal grease to keep corrosion at bay. Des Westmore has said as much for ages and shows how to ensure than a brand new reel is ready to cope with life in the saltwater environment ...

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Destination San Diego

Destination San Diego

Des Westmore fancied doing something just a bit different, and took the whole family to San Diego on the Mexico/US border where they fished for yellowtail and bonito ... and fed a few hungry pelicans!

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Uptiding explained

Uptiding explained

Uptiding is no black art and should hold no fears for those who haven't done it before. Holyhead charter skipper, Gethyn Owen knows and understands the benefits of being able to cast a baited rig away from the boat and getting it to stick in the tide only too well. He explains this simple technique and the required tackle here.

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A passion for bass

A passion for bass

Bass are the sea angler's ultimate quarry, the epitome of wild power. Few fish capture the imagination like bass, and for Matt Brook they are a life-long love.

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