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Will it be a Cod fest?

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · October 9, 2015

Lots of Cod have been caught from Chesil this week, and I am sure that many of you have planned to come down and have a go for them over the weekend. The question is will it be worth it? I have fished all week and everyday has seen different conditions. I headed to Cogden [...]

Red Mullet and Plaice

Can a tide be too big?

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · October 5, 2015

Are spring tides the best tides to fish? We are just coming off the back of a set of very big spring tides ,that have left me wondering if such big tides are that good for fishing. Don’t get me wrong, I have had a good week guiding and fishing and I have had a [...]


Squid fishing from Bournemouth Pier

Leo Toms
  · Leo Toms  · October 1, 2015

I was recently invited out on a squid fishing trip by an old fishingtails pal Marlon and having never really specifically fished for squid before I thought it would be fun to try for a new species. I had heard that some good catches had been made in the last week with ten or fifteen squid [...]


Last chance to win

Adrian Crawford
  · Adrian Crawford  · September 30, 2015

Today is the last chance to enter this month’s free prize draw where you can win Henry Gilbey’s Ultimate FIshing adventures book which Sean reviews HERE To enter the prize draw all you need to do is subscribe to our newsletter and that’s it! You can subscribe below or on any page on the site!

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Mail order bait

Hazel Tipping
  · Hazel Tipping  · September 29, 2015

Times have changed and whether we like it or not, technology has vast become a huge part of our everyday lives. Internet shopping has become hugely popular within the UK with mounting pressure from work and bills, we as a nation struggle to find the time to spend, not only with our family and friends [...]

Ade sunset

West is best

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · September 28, 2015

Easterly winds, and clear water meant that the fishing on the Portland end of Chesil was a bit patchy to say the least, but the same conditions made it perfect for fishing Cogden. Lots of reports of Plaice from the Western end of Chesil. Cogden does seem to be holding a lot of Plaice this [...]


Autumn fishing

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · September 25, 2015

Like it or not, but Autumn has arrived. The nights are drawing in and the temperature is getting colder, but don’t let that get you down, Now is the best time of the year for sea fishing and this weekend promises to be a good one. The Bream fishing on Chesil is at it’s best [...]


Wreck fishing on FlamerIV from Weymouth with Allan Yates Boat Angler

Allan Yates
  · Allan Yates  · September 24, 2015

I love wreck fishing out of Weymouth, so I was delighted when I was invited down to Weymouth to film and test some new lures on board Flamer IV charter boat owned and skippered by Colin Penny. The skipper has many years of experience since 1995 and has won many awards, the task for the [...]

Plaice nice

Chesil is the Plaice

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · September 21, 2015

Never mind the Cod, the Plaice fishing on Chesil has been really good recently. Pretty much as predicted, the Cod fishing was a lot slower than it had been just after the rough weather during the early part of last week. The water cleared pretty quickly and stayed clear, despite a fair sized swell on [...]

Cod more

Cod fever

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · September 18, 2015

Chesil Beach catch reports have been amazing this week, with loads of Cod caught all along Chesil and many other beaches along the south coast. I am sure many of you have been chomping at the bit to get down here this week in search of the Cod. Well I hate to be the bearer [...]


Sole Man

Leo Toms
  · Leo Toms  · September 17, 2015

Sometimes I get this feeling It’s kind of hard to try and explain but it’s like this! You decide on a venue to fish. You consult the tide book for the optimum time to fish. You acquire the bait you need for your session. Everything is in place then right at the last minute, a [...]