Rob Hudson with a five pound bass
25 Sep 2017

Essex Boat Anglers Enjoy Good Sport

A pleasant week of fairly calm weather has seen plenty of boats fishing off our coastline. Rays, bass, dogfish, and whiting have been caught, although it is a problem to get through the massive shoals of autumnal whiting that have appeared

rick's dogfish
21 Sep 2017

Dogs Are Off and Running at Gynn

We are starting to get a mixed bag of fish on the Gynn Wall with dogfish being abundant with some plaice, small bass, whiting and pup hounds. Best bait at the moment seems to be rag worm which is catching

Kevin with his tub gurrnard
18 Sep 2017

Seasonal Changes on Essex Shores

It really is that switch over time when our summer species depart slowly to warmer climes. Autumn seems to have arrived overnight with much colder early mornings and evenings heralding the shoals of whiting. I think we now have to accept

artificial reef
11 Sep 2017

Sydney Opera House Goes Underwater

A modular artificial reef will be suspended alongside the Sydney Opera House as part of a new research project exploring ways to improve marine biodiversity and increase native species in Sydney Harbour, Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton announced today. The three-year

Mark Yule with a bass
07 Sep 2017

Lancashire Boat Anglers Find The Fish

The fishing is variable on the Lancashire coast but as soon as there is a break in the weather there are fish to be caught especially from the boats. Last Saturday Jonathon Hall and Neil Whittle from Blackpool Boat Angling Club

Martyn Smyth with his 6lb bass on a squid bait
05 Sep 2017

Whiting Show Up In Essex

It seems as if that autumn clock has been switched on, bang on time! Almost overnight shoals of autumnal whiting have appeared for both beach, pier and boat angler. Our beaches have been invaded with these voracious feeding species and after

30 Aug 2017

Blackpool North Pier Produces

The fishing is very up and down at the moment. The Gynn Wall is still producing plenty of sole, flounder, dabs and the occasional gurnard and smoothhound. At night the whiting and dogfish are being picked up along with the odd thornback

Arturas Babyre with a 7lb bass
28 Aug 2017

Essex Sport Hots Up With Indian Summer

We carry on this week in a similar trend with calm clear seas and warm temperatures and it looks like the forecast is set for an Indian Summer which will mean it could be early October before much cooler weather sets

lrf pollack wick
26 Aug 2017

LRF Around Caithness Harbours

I decided to head out round some of the Caithness harbours for a day with the LRf tackle. First stop was the picturesque haven at Lybster. I had hoped to pick up some flounders here but the combination of a

Rick's after dark sole
23 Aug 2017

Gynn Wall Rick and Sole

Fleetwood and District Angling Club had a disappointing match on the Gynn despite an impressive air display. Conditions at Cleveleys looked good as the nine anglers headed out to fish low water. As it turned out the fishing was very slow and only