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Mackerel

Mackerel Mayhem

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · August 4, 2015

At last the Mackerel have finally turned up in numbers. Having seen numerous reports from friends, it looks like the Mackerel have finally made an appearance. The Mackerel turned up fairly early this year, with the first regular catches coming towards the end of March, then it all went very quite for ages. Now they [...]

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Undualte Paul

Fantastic Ray fishing on Chesil Beach

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · July 31, 2015

I thought that there would be some great fish caught this week, after the rough conditions on Sunday and Monday. What I wasn’t expecting was the number of good Rays that turned up. Most of them were Undulates but a number of Spotted Ray were also landed. My friend Paul Black called me late on [...]

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Marsden bay sunset.

Cod On The Rock’s

Anth Constable
  · Anth Constable  · July 28, 2015

Summer Cod fishing can be very rewarding, yet many anglers will decide to put away their cod fishing tackle during the summer, and in my opinion could be missing out on some very good cod fishing. I was recently invited along by a good friend of mine while he was targeting Cod from the cliff [...]

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rough chesil

Tough fishing as predicted

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · July 27, 2015

The wind certainly played its part over the weekend, but it didn’t stop you hardy anglers getting out there and catching some nice fish. Peter Cope emailed me yesterday, to let me know he had just returned from a weeks holiday in weymouth with his family. Their holiday home backed onto Newtons Cove. Every night when [...]

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Berkley NanoFil – Review

Adrian Crawford
  · Adrian Crawford  · July 24, 2015

I’ve now been using Berkley NanoFil line exclusively for all my lure fishing since it came out in 2011,  so I think is fair to say I’ve tested it long enough to give it a review! So what is it? To quote Berkley “Not a mono, fluoro or braid — The Next Generation in Fishing Line! [...]

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Still Fishable but coloured

Wind from everywhere

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · July 24, 2015

I have been studying the wind forecast, and noticed that it looks like it will be blowing from almost every direction, during the next few days. This makes choosing a location a bit more difficult. Today (Friday), we have winds coming out of the East. This means that Chesil will remain fairly calm, and with [...]

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Daiwa Sokkou Knot Tool – Review

Adrian Crawford
  · Adrian Crawford  · July 23, 2015

The Daiwa Sokkou Knot Tool If like me your hands are not as dextrous as they used to be this handy little tool does one job and one job only, namely it makes the tying of leaders to mainlines an absolute doddle. It used to take me 15 minutes to tie a leader, sometimes more [...]

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Plaice SS pier 1

Plaice Fishing on South Shields Pier

Anth Constable
  · Anth Constable  · July 22, 2015

For me when it comes to fishing there is no better way then tying a specific rig and catching your target species. Today we will look at Plaice fishing on South Shields Pier situated in Tyne and Wear.     Walking along South Shields Pier you will notice painted number sections on the floor on [...]

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Bass Portland

Summer beach fishing

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · July 20, 2015

I am happy to say that the summer fish have well and truly arrived. With the return of the Mackerel, a lot of other species have turned up in numbers as well. I heard reports of a 15lb Thornback Ray being landed to the West of Bridging Camp. There are so many small Smoothound around [...]

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Bass Gavin

Big Bass and lots of mackerel

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · July 17, 2015

I don’t know what is more exciting, the news that the Mackerel have returned in good numbers, or that two of my mates managed to catch double figure Bass from the shore this week. You might think that statement is mad, but the fact that the Mackerel have returned means that all the fishing should [...]

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Smoothounds all around

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · July 13, 2015

The Smoothound fishing on Chesil has been slow to start this year, but at last they have arrived in numbers. Unlike many of the popular marks that produce Smoothound on the South coast, Chesil fishes well even when it is rough. This is mainly due to the fact that most of the well known marks [...]

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