A look inside issue 479, on sale May 10th, 2012 – June 6th, 2012
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Sea Fishing Magazine
Sea Angler is the leading magazine for sea fishing news, tackle, tactics and marks to fish. If you're a beach or boat angler thirsty for news, fishing stories, tackle tests, where to fish guides, and tips from the experts, then look no further! Sea Angler magazine gives you everything you need to catch fish!
Here's a look at what you can expect to find in issue 479, courtesy of the 'Contents' page:
Floundering In Silence
Tucked away on a tiny stretch of Sunderland's River Wear is the Timber Beach, the perfect place to target flounders.
Right Time, Right Plaice
Timing, the right bait and the correct rig mean you can catch plaice. Shane Pullen heads for Brighton marina.
Beaches Aren't Litter Bins
The Angling Trust is encouraging sea anglers to help deal with beach litter with its new Just Take 5 campaign.
Born In The USA
Over rough ground one soft lure stands out, says Henry Gilbey. It's wrasse versus Texas in a saltwater shoot-out.
Meet The Master
The spotlight falls on England international and Wirral match angler, Bill Lindfield. He talks about match wins, the state of the Mersey today, and catch and release fishing.
A Shot In The Arm
Chris Clark thought nothing could beat the excitement of match fishing...until he saw bass crash into a plug.
Strip-Strike A Grey Tornado
To everyone driven to distraction by apparently uncatchable mullet, Joe Walker offers a sanity pill. Try fly-fishing, he says.
Catching Some Rays
With spring coming early, Jansen Teakle heads for the Bristol Channel in the hope of hooking some early rays.
TALKING TECHNICAL AND TACTICS
Survival Of The Fittest
Early summer sees the first smoothounds feeding inshore. Find out where and when to target this popular species.
Fishing The Light Fantastic
We know that the Europeans fish ultra light, using long rods, longer traces, little hooks and light lines. Does it work here?
Latest gear showcased with current prices and where to buy.
Wheels On Fire
Kent family company Powawalker builds an electric tackle trolley for sea anglers. Alan Yates gives his verdict.
Stand And Deliver!
Paul Fenech gets to grips with the Greys GRXS 130M beach rod on a day when you wonder why there's a hosepipe ban.
Win A £850 Bass Outfit With Veals
Enter the mail order company's unique Where In The World competition and you could scoop a bass outfit worth £850.
See the best fish caught by Sea Angler's readers over the last month.
Penn Sea League
All the latest results and positions in the 2012 competition.
Find out the winners in this popular club event.
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...
The best bass lure is a product of wishful thinking, reckons Dr. Mike Ladle. Common sense on the part of the angler outscores fancy shapes, actions and paint jobs every time.
When Paul Fenech and Chris Clark walked across a rocky beach in Ireland, they didn't realise that after just a few hours their angling lives would change forever.
Kids Love To Catch
Kerry pro-guide John Quinlan encourages the grown-ups to take their children fishing, and where better to hook that first bass than in Irish waters?
Quality Quantum Bass Tackle
There's a host of tackle for the budding bass angler in the Quantum range.
BASS Cares About Fish Stocks
Shaun Sorenson explains what the Bass Anglers' Sportfishing Society means to him as an ordinary member.
This is too good to miss – a Shakespeare Tidewater bass rod, Okuma fixed-spool, braid and a selection of lures for only £60. The whole lot sells for £119.94, but buy now and save almost 60 quid.
A Funny Old Game
A charter skipper's life is typically a catalogue of highs and lows, but, as Dave Roberts explains, last season was definitely a vintage year.
Win A £850 Bass Outfit With Veals
Enter the famous mail order company's unique Where In The World competition and you could be fishing with a top of the range bass outfit worth £850.
Sea Angler showcase some of the best catches taken recently. The best story wins a £100 pack of lures and line from sponsor Nice Fish Distribution, which wholesales Jackson lures and Major Craft rods.
Robbing The Monster Of The Depths
Russ Symons indulges in a spot of vertical jigging over a wreck that has seen the ups and downs of pollack fishing and a welcome flush of cod.
Essential new kit for anglers who fish from large and small boats.
Who Let The Dogs Out?
Dave Lewis is no fan of spurdogs, but for those who are there's no surer way to round up the packs than a trip out into the Bristol Channel aboard Nik-I-Lou.
The Fab Four
No, not The Beatles, but four different species over 100lb in a year. Dave Lewis charts Mark Nelson's quest to pull off this remarkable angling feat.
Off To A Flyer
Byron Way, fishing pal of RYA Powerboat Instructor Dave Lewis, has taken the plunge and upgraded to a Redfinn 6M – just in time to cash in on the Bristol Channel cod revival.
Great Tackle, Sweet Prices!
Don't miss out on these great deals at Glasgow Angling Centre to kick off your summer boat fishing in style.
Angling Around The World
Readers tell Sea Angler about the fish they have caught around the globe.
British Canoe Union Launches Safety Courses
New courses run by the British Canoe Union will help put fishing from a kayak on a more professional footing. That makes Andy Benham a very happy yakker.
Down To The Last Drop
In a contest for the biggest fish, not the largest bag, it's never over until the fat lady is reeled in. Alan Yates reports on the Daiwa pollack challenge.
My Kind Of Boat
You know if it's an Orkney it's got to be good. This latest model is a classic, says Sea Angler's tester Dave Lewis.
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