general new and reports
12 Nov 2015

Massive Shore Caught Plymouth Cod

Frankie Costello had the fish of a lifetime from the Plymouth shore line last night, here’s his story. What can I say I’m just buzzing, I have just had my best nights shore fishing session ever. Myself Kevin Keast, his

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general new and reports
16 Apr 2014

Chesil Beach Flatfish Open 2014

109 anglers took part in this annual event held on Chesil on Sunday 13 April. The entrants enjoyed glorious weather with many anglers going home with an suntan which made up for the lack of flat fish. Fishing was hard

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general new and reports
03 Oct 2012

The world’s your lobster

John Francis Costello, aka Frankie Drleanbass, tells the story of an unexpected encounter when practicing LRF style on the Plymouth shoreline. Last night I headed down to Plymouth’s Art of Fishing tackle shop where I met up with Ben Field and some newcomers

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general new and reports
25 Aug 2012

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Jason Watling joined a few mates aboard Andy Privett’s boat “R Afair” for a trip out to the banks off Selsey Bill, Sussex on Saturday. Target fish were the massive blonde rays know to hunt over the undulating sands and

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general new and reports
15 Jul 2012

EFSA English Shore Championships 2012

This year the section shore championship was to be held on the Dover Southern Breakwater by kind permission of the Dover Sea Angling Association. Unfortunately problems with the boat operators meant that the water taxi service to the breakwater was

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general new and reports
23 Jun 2012

English Boat Championship Poole 9/10th June 2012

After the disappointing cancellation of the Poole species hunt due to the weather, it was good to hear that the wind would subside enough to allow the boats to put to sea. The prediction for the weekend was for a

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general new and reports
16 May 2012

EFSA England Smoothhound Species Competition

The majority of the 28 anglers arrived at the Eastney Cruising Association on Friday night to register, catch up with friends and acquaintances and perhaps have a drink or two. The forecast for Saturday look pretty good with light wind

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general new and reports
23 Mar 2012

Massive wrasse caught on lure

Les Hannington from Burghfield Nr. Reading today landed a massive 8lb 13oz ballan wrasse while fishing on Tiger Lily, skippered by Chris Caines, out of Weymouth. The massive wrasse capture was all the more remarkable as it fell for a

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general new and reports
02 Feb 2011

Poole Flounder Fun Competition 2011

The catch reports for the last few weeks did little to encourage the enthusiasm the merry band of flounder fishers from the English section of EFSA during the third weekend in January. The melt water from the recent snow had

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general new and reports
19 Dec 2010

EFSA England Cod Festival 2010

18 anglers from the English section of EFSA braved freezing cold temperatures aboard three boats out of Langstone harbour to contest the EFSA England Cod Festival at the end of last month. The competitors were aiming to hook double-figure cod

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