John Popplewell’s normal shore fishing involves slinging baits but he is not adverse to picking up a lure particularly when he gets his hands on a quality rod like the custom built St Leger Renegade reviewed here.
Additives have long been available to the sea angler but things have come a long way since the days of dipping in pilchard oil. John Popplewell is impressed with the spray on additives from Stinky Stuff.
The Eddystone Eel has been around for over 40 years now and they remain as effective a lure as they were in the early days of their evolution. I first came across them when preparing for a Plymouth trip in the mid-70’s and I still have and use some of those innovative designs today. They are still an effective lure for cod and pollack with a great, supple tail action.