Weather worries put to rest Steve “Madpolka” Parker heads out from Weymouth aboard Supanova II for what turned out to be a cod catching day of a lifetime.
Probably the most recognisable of the cold water sea fish that the angler fishing in northern European waters is liable to come across, mostly due to its popularity with rod and line anglers.
Shetland marks the very northern extremity of the British Isles and defines the final truly unexplored frontier for UK sea anglers. Steve Souter explored the magical location in depth some three years ago.
262 anglers from around the UK and beyond descended upon Grimsby to fish the Baitbox Big Cod Open Boat Competition in glorious conditions. They enjoyed what turned out to be a day to remember.
Nigel Hearn runs a charter boat around the Lofoten Islands in north Norway, here he reports on the 2011 season so far.
Shore fishing around Shetland can be spectacular, but it remains a huge unknown as most local sea anglers take to the boats. Laurence Williamson, Mark Duncan and son Isaac fancied a spot of fishing at a little known sea loch,
Pinpoint knowledge of your venue is a priceless commodity in rough ground cod fishing, but quick feet can be a big help too, as Steve Souter and pals are reminded during a speculative visit to Doonie Point at Muchalls near
Prime winter cod conditions act like a magnet, drawing crowds of beach and rock anglers to a great many popular marks. At such times Steve Walker prefers to turn away from the crush and fish the lower reaches of the
Rigid rods, meaty multiplier reels and rope-thick mono line have long held sway as the only way to fish the testing rock and kelp terrains of the Yorkshire coastline. Rapid changes are afoot however, as more and more rough ground
Shore fishing ace Paul Stevens tackles Orford Island where the cod run thick, and even sleeping beauties can cash in on the action. With great reports of cod coming in left, right and centre the boys and I couldn’t resist