alderney species hunt bull huss
28 Aug 2011

ALDERNEY species mission: 40 plus and counting

Species-chasing Mark Harding tops a landmark 40 species en route to what he hopes will be a magical final year’s total of 50… or maybe even more!

ALDERNEY species mission: Turbot Torture dragonet
27 May 2011

ALDERNEY species mission: Turbot Torture

After three weeks lording it in the Florida Keys, Mark Harding returned suntanned and refreshed to continue his challenge to root out no less than 50 different species from around the Alderney coast.

ALDERNEY species mission: crab
18 Apr 2011

ALDERNEY species mission: March Malaise

Mark Harding’s obsessive quest to top 50 species in a year ashore and afloat in Alderney waters enters a testing period during the generally dull month of March. Unperturbed though, our man goes to lunatic extremes to try and catch

an Aldeney red mullet for Mark Harding
17 Mar 2011

Alderney Species Mission: February

Species-chasing Mark Harding looks back at a tough February’s shore fishing that wasn’t without its surprises. A matter of weeks into his 12 month mission to crack 50 species from the waters around Alderney, and he is already halfway to

Mark Harding with an Alderney squid
06 Feb 2011

ALDERNEY half century mission

Alderney tackle shop owner Mark Harding embarks on a 12-month fishing mission to notch 50 species from shore, boat and kayak. He will target different fish each month, and January’s experiences ensure he is under no illusions about the difficulty

Mark Harding with a turbot and brill in hand
25 Apr 2009

Turbot time in Alderney

The Alderney turbot season has taken off with a big bang. Local angler Mark Harding has been right in the thick of the action and brings you a hot-off-the-press feature report. Being stuck at work when the sun is out

an angler displays a nice Couch's bream
08 Feb 2009

Hard and mean… that’s a Couch’s bream

Mark Harding thinks global warming may be the reason for increasing numbers of Couch’s bream and notable catches of the same. Here the Alderney angler reveals his tips for rooting out this hard fighting and colourful adversary. There is a

Fieona with a Namibian bronze whaler
15 Dec 2008

Beasts of bronze

Namibia’s Skeleton Coast is a paradise place of fishing dreams, as Alderney tackle dealer Mark Harding recounts on his return from an unforgetable fish and wildlife safari. Namibia is somewhere I have long wanted to revisit, and to my better