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!
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.
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
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
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
Steve Souter discovers that quiet Braye harbour on the Channel Island of Alderney is packed full of fishing surprises, including red mullet, Couch’s bream, masses of black bream and more tail-walking garfish than you could shake a stick at. Weathered
It’s pedal-to-the-metal time for Steve Souter as he pushes offshore to sample the fantastic Alderney tope fishing out beyond the notorious Casquets rocks. The engine might even have hummed ‘Mack the Knife’ as the Raider 18 cleaved a wicked white
Bread is THE mullet bait, but Channel Islands’ rumour has it that a bit of loaf clobbers bream too. Steve Souter is on the case. Daylight was just about breaking as we parked off-road. Alderney shore guide and island tackle