12 Nov 2017

With the topic of specific venues to fish becoming a pretty big talking point across social media right now, I thought I’d offer my thoughts on the subject for what they’re worth. To be honest, this is the first time since the summer I have felt compelled to add to my...

15 Jul 2017

For some time now I have been thinking about the increasingly popular ‘drop down pulley rig’.

The concept of the rig is simple enough- a Gemini Bent Rig Clip runs freely on the body of the rig containing the trace and hook, its clip locates in what would usually be the...

10 Jul 2017

We’ve all been there. You haven’t had a bite for half an hour and decide it’s time for a bait change. You pick up the rod, wind down to the lead and raise the tip. Everything goes solid. Grrrrrrrr! It’s a frustrating situation but one that over time you come to accept...

19 Jun 2017

Don’t get me wrong, I really love guiding here on the Bristol Channel. It’s been one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve ever partaken in, but don’t think for one second that it is a walk in the park! The effort that goes into a guided session is immense, from selec...

12 Jun 2017

It’s a simple enough question and one that from time to time crops up in conversation during a guided session. But how many rods should we use when fishing from the shore and what dictates this? Before I begin, I’ll pretty much assume that 99% of us use one or two rods...

6 Jun 2017

In answer to the questions I’ve received through the Facebook page regarding smoothhound fishing, here is a brief run down on how I like to target them. There would appear to be regional trends, and alternative approaches but this is what works for me on the Channel…

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26 May 2017

There is no escaping the general consensus that nationally, fish stocks are low and it is harder than ever for recreational sea anglers to find something worth catching. This may be true for some parts of the country, but down here in the Bristol Channel, I beg to diff...

21 May 2017

An insight into a typical guided shore fishing session on the Bristol Channel

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