An Irish Angler’s Year cod
02 Jan 2012

An Irish Angler’s Year

Irish angling journalist Ashley Hayden reflects on a year of varying fortunes with rod and line in fresh and salt water.

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

a Raider 18 boat on Luch Sunart
25 Mar 2010

Virtual sea angling in the flesh

The flourishing Internet Angling Club has birthed strong cross-border friendships, with anglers stepping out of the virtual ether to regularly travel hundreds of miles to fish together. Ian Lindsay divides his spare time to both indulge his travelling passion for