Egg case in female thornback ray
23 Sep 2017

Catch, Clean & Cook Skate

For this latest episode the From the Waters Edge crew headed back down to Essex to fish with their good friend Phil White, aboard his boat the Chinook III. They had one species in mind, the thornback ray or skate/roker

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Thurso beach
08 Aug 2017

Dabs, Flounders and a Dog

Had bait left over from a blank session at Reiss last night so nipped down to Thurso beach this morning. Plenty of action from dabs, flounders and an unusual daylight LSD. Only the one dab on lazy LRF, LRF that

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Daniel hooked into a gully shark
11 Jul 2017

Targeting Gully Sharks

Dean Dickinson and son Daniel head out to target South African gully sharks from the shore.

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a dab on Dwarwick pier
06 Jul 2017

Dwarwick Pier Dabs

Dabs are following me around this season. Tried a switch to Dwarwick pier and found them there too, unfortunately strings of creels are limiting the casting area. Evening tides tend to be busy with mackerel fishers just now. First attempt

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03 Jul 2017

Using Red Bait for Cracker

A first for me seeing red bait or sea squirt in use as a bait off the South Africa coastline. The cracker or black musselcracker is a hefty inshore species that can grow to 40kg.

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Shore caught grey gurnard
17 Jun 2017

Scrabster Grey Gurnards

A couple of grey gurnards from the rock ledges near to Scrabster lighthouse. Nice change from the constant stream of dabs.

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Sandside beach Caithness
16 Jun 2017

Sandside Beach Caithness

A low water neap tide flyover on Sandside beach. The beach, in Caithness, is one of the furthest north on mainland Scotland and is a popular spot for local anglers targeting flounders and bass.

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a light tackle flounder from Scrabster harbour
11 Jun 2017

Scrabster Fish Market Pier LRF Session

Fished from the fish market pier using sections of white rag from early morning dig. Lots of small dabs plus flounder, mackerel and even a tiny cod. Mackerel breaking the surface hunting sandeel and guillemots flying under water after the

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06 May 2017

Tralee Bay Conservation Measures

Tralee Bay is a breeding ground for sharks, skates and rays and has been for thousands of years. In the 1960s, up to 700Kg of these creatures would be caught in the first hour alone of fishing competitions, all of

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a Thames thornback ray
28 Apr 2017

Thornback Ray Boat Fishing Rigs Tips and Tactics

For this latest episode the From the Waters Edge team headed back down to Essex to fish with their good friend Phil White, aboard his boat the Chinook III. They had one species in mind, the thornback ray or skate,

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