a harbour
02 Apr 2014

Harbour

Harbour – An area of water almost surrounded by land, sea walls, or breakwaters and forming a safe anchorage for boats. Provides some popular venues for the shore angler.

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maddies
02 Apr 2014

Harbour rag

Harbour rag – So called because this worm is regularly found in the mud around harbours. See also maddie.

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hard rock fishing
02 Apr 2014

Hard Rock Fishing (HRF)

HRF – A method of fishing from the shore with artificial lures or baits on light tackle. Originated in Japan and came onto the UK scene via anglers in Jersey. Targets mostly wrasse, pollack and bass.

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hardback crab
02 Apr 2014

Hardback

Hardback – A crab of any species when its shell is in the normal hard state outwith the peeling season.

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headlamp
02 Apr 2014

Headlamp

Headlamp – A torch adapted to be worn on the head leaving the hands free and derived from a miners light. The battery power source may form part of the lamp or be detached and worn separately.

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high pressure area
02 Apr 2014

High pressure area

High pressure area – High pressure areas are generally larger and move more slowly than low pressure systems. The winds circulate around the centre in a clockwise, ‘anticyclonic’ movement. The winds are generally weaker than those around a low pressure,

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high tide
02 Apr 2014

High Tide

High Tide – The maximum height reached by a rising tide during a particular cycle.

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high water mark
02 Apr 2014

High water mark

High water mark – The highest point along a shoreline that any given tide reaches.

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hokkai lure
02 Apr 2014

Hokkai lure

Hokkai lure – A single hook lure is designed to resemble fish fry. Has a luminous plastic head and a reflective body with feathers to the rear. It can be fished with or without bait and is normally used on a paternoster

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treble hook
02 Apr 2014

Hook

Hook – The piece of the terminal tackle designed to catch and retain your fish until it is landed. Hooks may be single, doubles or trebles. There are more shapes and designs of hook out there than you can shake

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