Tiffany with a bass
14 Aug 2017

Bass Have Breakfast With Tiffany

The sea has cleared this week to an almost blue colour which has made daytime beach fishing slightly more difficult with most discerning fish staying out in deeper waters until dusk. Having said that, school bass will still be found close

Lee Dunkley with his 11lb smoothhound
07 Aug 2017

Smoothhounds Provide Essex Boat Sport

The weather has once again played its role for the boat anglers with high winds causing choppy seas and making it difficult for any boats to take to the water. Towards the weekend the winds eased and the fishing was that

Baily with his bass
24 Jul 2017

Baily’s Brilliant Bass

The monthly report from the Brightlingsea charter boat Sophie Lea has been very promising, plenty of medium size hounds being caught providing great sport on the right tackle.  Hermit crabs are the top bait.  The bass have also been feeding well with fish

off-the-ground-cast tronixpro blastron tt
23 Jul 2017

John Popplewell Tests the Tronixpro Blastron TT

Over the past six years or so I have had the pleasure of using many continental style rods for my shore fishing. All have been different in one way or another and the Tronixpro Blastron TT is no exception. I travelled down to the

Mark with his bass
17 Jul 2017

Mark Hits a Double with the Bass

As we move into mid-Summer it has always been a time for the bigger bass to move closer to the shoreline and this year has been no exception. Evening into the darkness has always the best time to find them feeding. Local angler Mark

John with a lure caught pier bass
02 Jul 2017

Bass Times in Essex

July has arrived with an influx of bass. The 1st of July heralded a relaxation of the ban on retaining landed bass, although we are only allowed to keep one per session over the 42cm size limit. It has to be better than nothing.

Local angler Matt Clark with a bass
26 Jun 2017

Bass and Sole Keep Essex Anglers Busy

Plenty of small bass for the shore angler and some bigger fish for the anglers that fish the evening tides when the beaches are that much quieter. Most of those fickle thornback rays have moved out into deeper water leaving just

Mark with his Walton Pier hound
19 Jun 2017

Essex Anglers Advised to Fish Evening Tides

Soaring temperatures this week have hit 30oC and with only a slight breeze it has felt very tropical on our part of the coast. Beach anglers have seen a slowdown on the thornback ray front during these bright, daylight hours but the bass don’t

Tronixpro lead bag with weights
18 Jun 2017

TronixPro Lead Bag Reviewed

The Tronixpro is rapidly becoming one of leading names in sea fishing tackle in the UK and beyond. The Tronixpro Lead Bag is one of the latest innovation in their luggage range and John Popplewell takes a look at this useful addition for

Nat Mills with his thornback ray
12 Jun 2017

Summer Species Hit the Essex Coast

A strong onshore breeze has curtailed boat fishing somewhat, although there are still plenty of thornback ray, smoothhounds, bass and tope on the further out marks. The smooth hounds have increased in size with hounds reported to 18lb plus some bass