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Fly Fishing for Blue Sharks On The UK Coast!

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · May 27, 2015

Fishing for blue and other species of shark in the UK is becoming more popular year on year as anglers realise there are actually ‘big fish’ in our waters and it’s no longer essential to travel abroad to get into some serious action. Some charter boats have been hitting the headlines for years with their [...]

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Lure and fly fishing for Wrasse

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · May 26, 2015

Fly fishing for Wrasse! Is that some sort of mistake, I hear you ask? Not at all. If you remember from last week, I mentioned that I was going to attempt to catch something a bit different with my new fly rod. My target species was Wrasse. I have had quite a few Wrasse on [...]

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The right choice.

Leo Toms
  · Leo Toms  · May 25, 2015

After the disaster of last weekend comprising on venues and still no fish. The confidence factor had taken a bit of a knock. I don’t know if I’m alone, but sometimes when you have good bait, a proven venue and good tides you get a certain gut feeling. Maybe it’s confidence through experience but sometimes you [...]

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At last the fishing has started to take off

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · May 22, 2015

This week has seen the first of the Bream arrive on Chesil, along with loads of small Smoothound. Kevin Webb, was lucky enough to be fishing at Abbotsbury and landed both. You can guarantee if the Bream are at Abbotsbury, there will be even more down the Portland and Ferrybridge end of the beach. The [...]

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The wrong choice.

Leo Toms
  · Leo Toms  · May 19, 2015

After collecting a dozen or so prime peelers and digging some fat juicy lugworm on Saturday afternoon. The question was where to go?? Selsey or the Solent were too far for the smoothound so decisions?? As Sean has commented this weekend really kick starts the summer season in terms of Bass fishing, and for myself [...]

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The Bass are back…..

Adrian Crawford
  · Adrian Crawford  · May 18, 2015

….as predicted the Bass turned up over this weekends spring tides and Sean was out to meet them lure rod in hand. Sean is out guiding so no report from him today but a full report will be posted tomorrow. I know the best tides for lure guiding are already getting booked up so now [...]

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Fly and lure fishing for Bass around Hayling Island

Hazel Tipping
  · Hazel Tipping  · May 18, 2015

During the summer months Hayling Island can be one of the best fishing marks on the south coast both from the beaches and off the boats. This week I was invited on a boat to join my good friend Ian on a Bass fishing trip with a difference. Ian has been a keen angler for [...]

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This should be the weekend the Bass turn up

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · May 15, 2015

Bass fishing in Dorset, or at least around Portland and Weymouth normally bursts into life on this set of spring tides each May. Well those spring tides are building up right now, and I for one hope that the Bass follow the same pattern that they have been doing so for as long as I [...]

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Wreck fishing from Weymouth onboard Snapper with Eddystone Eels

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · May 15, 2015

Combine the youth and exuberance of a young charter boat skipper with Eddystone Eels, one of the oldest and best known names for lures in the UK and you get a great fishing combination, especially for a days Wreck or Bass fishing. The Weymouth charter fishing fleet, has long been regarded as one of the largest [...]

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Solent Smoothounds and Rays

Darren Mills
  · Darren Mills  · May 12, 2015

Smoothound fishing in the Solent can be amazing. In my first report for Fishing Tails, I will take you through a recent trip after the Smoothounds and Rays that the Solent is famous for. Myself and my friend Alan Brown decided to head to a local mark on the shore at Selsey, West Sussex. We [...]

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Missed opportunities!

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · May 11, 2015

Don’t you just hate it when you have planned to go fishing and something comes up, and you cant go. You just know that your going to miss out on a good trip. That’s exactly what happened to me on Sunday. I was going to join Luke Pettis on his charter boat Snapper out of [...]

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