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

Ben with his stingray
29 May 2017

St Osyth Beach Stingray Enjoy the Warm Weather

The warm, sultry weather continues this week which provide conducive conditions for stingray fishing. They move into our shallow waters on the evening flood tides and we are now into that early summer time when the stingray are feeding. Ben Critchley

Winners of the Clacton Pier Charity Shield Match
08 May 2017

Clacton Pier Charity Shield 2017

Strong north-easterly winds over the last couple of weeks have curtailed the angling somewhat, but luckily the weekend saw the very cold wind drop to make the fishing that more pleasant for anglers including those fishing the Charity Shield. Clacton

blonde ray for Patrick Mckennor
24 Apr 2017

Big Rays and Spurs Hit the Essex Coast

It really is all change this week with a variety of summer species turning up on our part of the coast, from those giant stingrays to spurdogs. Colchester Angling Club held the second of their Colchester Bait and Tackle sponsored

Essex beaches thornback ray
17 Apr 2017

Bass are Showing on Essex Beaches

At last we are seeing some bass starting to appear for the shore anglers on the Essex beaches and piers. It has also been great to see the massive amount of thornback rays over the last few months, especially with

Sandie Davis with one of her thornback ray
11 Apr 2017

Thornback from Essex Shore and Boat

The weather warmed up very nicely for the weekend and brought the anglers out in force. A slight on-shore breeze made for a choppy sea but not enough to stop the boats from launching. Once again this week it is

The Tronixpro Wrap and Strap
05 Apr 2017

Tronixpro Wrap and Strap Reviewed

Tronixpro always seem to have their finger on the button when it comes to the latest innovations and the Wrap and Strap is certainly one of those. The rod carrier is ideal for those impromptu sessions when you just want