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.
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.
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.
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 ...