Sea Fishing Articles

A Weighty Problem

When I was at the height of fishing widowhood and living with a houseful of anglers there were times when their strange habits encroached upon my sanity to a marked degree. Looking back on it now I wonder how on earth I managed to survive. In between looking after the family, cooking, cleaning, washing, ironing

Busman's Holidays

The Chief Angler is off for yet another week’s fishing next month – Guernsey, this time, shark hunting. Don’t get me wrong, I have no beef with him going away without me – in fact it’s like a holiday for me when he does. For a whole seven days I can do exactly as I

Mullet Fishing – Beginner's Luck

I’d like to stress that I know next to nothing about mullet and the following is simply an account of my first few trips. Despite being best known as a coarse angler I am in fact I’m an all-rounder, although perch are my speciality and my favourite fish. So why fish for mullet? Well the

Terminal Boredom

"I'm enjoying this fishing.....no, honest, I am!"Sometimes the fishing aboard charter boats is so slow that terminal boredom can set in with startling rapidity. Captive anglers become restless after a surprisingly short time, partly because they know there's no turning back and by the time they find out that the day is going to be

Profile Of A Charterboat Skipper

I’ve been told that the secret of becoming a really good charterboat skipper is to sink a boat early on in your career. The logic behind this advice, apparently, being that it is similar to when you first learn to drive. They say you've got to have one accident - everybody does - so the