Sea Fishing Articles

Thieving Anglers

I always have the most dreadful time keeping hold of freshly cooked, in advance, food as it cools off in readiness for the freezer. My family have squirrel tendencies and, when I'm in cooking mode, seem to develop a compulsion to walk in and out of the kitchen, filching the odd morsel on the way

Gull-ible Sharks

In amongst the multitude of photos taken during the Irish holiday was this one of Gulliver looking as if he has just emerged from a full cycle, heavy soil, fast spin session in a washing machine. Not too far from the truth, as it turns out. David, eldest son, told me about it. Gulliver!They had

Get Fresh!

It is always worth getting bait as fresh as you can when cod fishing. If possible, get it directly from the diggers (or do it yourself) even if you have to pay a little extra. It will be worth it when you have a 20lb cod in your hands. Fishaholic  

Fishing For Flatties

When fishing for flatties on a clean bottom using a weight that slowly rolls the tackle kicking up the sand often gets more bites than a static bait. Steve Burke  

Memories Of Tope

Tope, big tope, really big tope are far easier to catch than is generally supposed, and finding them is the hard bit. Twenty years ago, quite by chance, I discovered that big tope had a weakness for the humble eel. An angler on my charter boat reeled in to re-bait and found a hermit crab