Sea Angler has been market leader for over 35 years and during that time it has stayed in touch with the sport as it evolves. It is first when it comes to tackle tests, instruction and tips on catching more fish. It is the only saltwater magazine dedicated boat and bass fishing sections, and now covers the emerging sport of kayak fishing, and is the only title with a with a form guide that follows the seasons.
Here's a look at what you can expect to find in issue 488, courtesy of the 'Contents' page:
Cod Season Catch-Up
Celebrating one of the best cod fishing seasons for years, Sea Angler check out the best venues for a last fling fish.
Time To Man Up!
Does getting snagged put you off fishing rough ground? Here's how to be man enough for the challenge.
Every Angler Needs An 'Allen'
Gordon Thomas was wondering where to fish in the Tralee area of Ireland when a guardian 'angel' helped out.
Fish Lick Their Lips Over My Scent Bombs
Get the juices of harbour rag flowing in the tide and they'll attract the fish, says Chris Clark.
How We Can Tick All The Boxes
David Mitchell explains what the Angling Trust's new National Angling Strategy is all about.
The Generation Game
Jensen Teakle revisits Weston-Super-Mare, where a caring club helped him through the growing pains of learning to fish.
Right Time, Place And Bait
Worms, crabs and shellfish work wonders, especially when they are easy pickings for the fish, says Callum Graham.
The Only Way Is Essex
Not everybody would want to take a husband and wife team fishing, but Shane Pullen put his hand up for the job.
CASTING, TECHNICAL & TACTICS
Spring Special Offers
With February signalling the departure of the biggest cod, Alan Yates explains how to hook smaller fish.
Last Chance Saloon
Deep-water piers are the last chance saloon for a late cod, so you need to know hot to beat racing tides.
A Nudge In The Right Direction
John Holden takes three anglers to the beach and pinpoints what each of them needs to do to improve their technique.
Showcasing new gear arriving in tackle shops near you.
Top-Line Casting Tools
Alan Yates looks at some of the best reels on the beach.
Carry On In Style
Fisheagle luggage set worth £127.93 for only £59.99.
Win A Major Craft Bass Rod
You could strike lucky and end up with a rod worth £150.
Penn Sea League
Latest results in this fiercely fought national sea league.
Check out the leaderboards to find out which clubs and individuals are heading the field.
Catch a quality fish and win Shimano badges and top tackle.
As well as the main magazine features that you can see above, Sea Angler also has dedicated Boat Angler and Bass Angler sections. Here's a look inside those two specialist sections...
Olympics, Records And Bass
Last issue, Sea Angler told you about the capture of a new British record bass. Now captor John Stephenson Locker talks to features editor Paul Fenech about how he saw the big fish and then set about hooking it.
Don't Try This At Home!
Whether you're fishing along a rocky shore or gathering wild mushrooms, you need expert guidance to stay safe. Dave Lewis puts himself in the hands of just the right person.
In estuaries, shads and paddletails do their own thing. Just stay in touch, bump them back and they'll drive the bass wild, claims lure fanatic Henry Gilbey.
How We Can Tick All The Boxes
In the wake of a hugely encouraging response to its survey, David Mitchell explains what the Angling Trust's new National Angling Strategy is all about.
Come And Join The Feast!
Bass lose all sense of caution when there's a plentiful supply of free food. So be ready with the right bait or lure, says Dr. Mike Ladle.
It's Good To Talk
BASS member Matt Spence explains one of the delights of bass fishing, talking to like-minded bass anglers.
Catch All The Top Species
Sea Angler's 148-page Rigs, Marks and Species book, costing £9.99, plus £2.99 post and packaging, will keep fishermen entertained for hours.
Who's been catching all the bass? There's a prize for the angler who Sea Angler think has the best story to tell.
Win A Top-Class Bass Rod
A chance to win a Major Craft Sea Bass rod worth £150. There's no entry fee – it's free!
The First Day Of The Rest Of My Life
The day after fire fighter Dave Lewis retired, he went bass fishing. It was something he had promised himself for years. Read how he got on.
John Quinlan keeps us in touch with what's happening around the coast of Ireland.
Blondes Are Back In Town
Rays were once rare off the South Wales coast, but, as Dave Lewis found out, they are back in force if you fancy a bit of arm-wrenching action.
Inshore Action Stations!
There are days when the weather wrecks any chance of getting offshore. But, as Sam Cumming, skipper of Silver Spray II out of Poole, explains, the game isn't over if you break out the light inshore gear.
Paddling The Final Frontier
The wild and wonderful north-east coast of Scotland is the perfect place for adventurous kayakers who like to fish close to the bone, says Steve Mullins.
My Cherie Amour
Chic, sleek and practical, this French beauty is one of a few boats Dave Lewis has tested in 25 years that he would dearly love to make his own.
Crocodiles Dare Us To Enter Their Domain
Dave Lewis samples the dark side of the Florida Everglades and swallows his doubts about a certain man-made bait that fish simply gulp down.
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