A look inside issue 480, on sale June 7th, 2012 – July 4th, 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 480, courtesy of the 'Contents' page:
Double Shot In The Dark
The Bristol Channel runs thick and coloured, so is night fishing really worth it? Judge for yourselves as Jansen Teakle tackles thornback rays from a rock ledge.
Fish At Your Feet
Piers provide many different fishing opportunities for shore anglers. Paul Fenech explains why South Shields pier in Tyne and Wear is such a crowd puller.
Nature Turns Up The Heat
The Angling Trust's David Mitchell explains there are two sides of the coin when it comes to warmer sea temperatures, and it could mean problems for sea angling.
Mullet Pack A Mighty Punch!
Joe Walker reckons there's no finer way to catch those frustrating mullet than on a sly. Here's how he goes about it.
Turning The Tide
Clive Vedmore, the Wales manager who masterminded his team's 1997 World Championships win at Dover, talks about the commitment needed for consistent success.
Deeper And Down
A sinker helps to get your bait out and control how it fishes after splashdown. But, as former England international Chris Clark explains, there are horses for courses.
Hot Shot For Plaice
Photo-journalist Shane Pullen heads for Dengemarsh in Kent to show you how Jason White fishes for plaice.
Shades Of Success
What turns wrasse on to a particular colour of plastic lure? And do their tastes change? Henry Gilbey tests the theory.
TACTICS AND TECHNICAL
The Lazy, Hazy Days Of Summer
Can't catch when the sun's blazing down? Sea Angler have some ideas that could boost your catch rate.
Want to succeed this summer? Then switch to a fixed-spool.
All the latest kit showcased with prices and where to buy.
The Future's Bright, The Future's Vercelli!
This range of beach rods is going to catch on fast.
Clip And Go!
Paul Fenech looks at some of the latest bait clips that will carry and protect your bait from the moment you let fly.
Find out who has caught the best fish over the last month.
Penn Sea League
All the latest results and positions in the 2012 competition.
A new Penn Clubman League goes live. If you or your club want to compete, turn to the page now.
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...
High Noon Shoot-Out
Norfolk's shingle beaches regularly produce dabs and flounders, but in early summer the target is bass. Paul Fenech heads to Salthouse to try his luck.
Great kit for the mad keen bass angler.
Not Another Survey, Surely?
BASS chairman, Ian Misselbrook, tells it straight about Sea Angling 2012. If you want more and bigger bass to fish for, let's have your attention.
The Ultimate Chancers
Bass often eat the most unlikely fare in the oddest of places. Tap into this behaviour, says Dr. Mike Ladle, and you could be in for a successful day.
Try A Bit Of Fluff
Jersey resident Phil Inwood picks up a fly-rod and gets to grips with the bass that hang out in the ferocious tide rips.
Feel The Force
Hardy Greys unveils its new GRXS bass rods. Paul Fenech puts them to the test.
Here are the best bass catches of the month, with Sea Angler's top choices winning a £100 pack of lures and line from sponsor Nice Fish.
The Bass Are Late
Irish pro guide John Quinlan says the rough cold weather is holding the bass back, but he reckons sport will spark up in June as the new bass season opens.
Free-swimming livebaits kick in when the fish have seen enough of lures. Alan Yates hooks on bass-busting sandeel for a charter trip off Dover.
The Late, Late Show
For Skua SAC Angler Gordon Thornes and his pals, their Irish adventure had lived up to all expectations – and even their attempts to collect bait would turn into an evening flood tide sensation.
Ring Of Thorns
Although he seldom targets them, Dave Lewis has a soft spot for thornback rays, sometimes known as 'skate' and 'roker', depending on where you are fishing.
Get Smart, Get The Right Electronics!
Modern electronics have revolutionised the way we fish. Here, RYA Powerboat Instructor Dave Lewis explains what's on board the new Redfinn 6000 recently bought by his pal Byron Way.
You Won't Believe It!
How's this for a deal of a lifetime? Top quality Abu Garcia Ambassadeur 30lb travel rod, Greys G-Mag multiplier and two spools of line for £140. Buy now and save nearly £172.
Andy Benham heads for the record entry Ocean Kayak Classic, where he gets a lesson in bream fishing from a young lady who is great with a paddle and a fishing rod.
Battle Of The Blues
Man, apex predator on land, goes in pursuit of his seagoing equivalent, the long and sleek blue shark. Russ Symons is behind the camera as the name of the game is catch, photo opportunity and release.
Full Of Eastern Promise
Sea Angler have tested smaller boats in the Smartliner range, now Dave Lewis steps aboard the biggest model in the stable, the roomy 21, which proves to be a high-speed sea boat.
Trips With A Silver Lining
Andy and Sam Cumming, co-skippers of Silver Spray 11 out of Poole, explain how to anchor for conger eels and drift for bass, pollack and cod over wrecks and sandbanks.
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