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Adrian Crawford
  · Adrian Crawford  · July 6, 2015

Sean is running his River Cottage course today  so no Monday report, which gives me time to give you an update on new developments on the site. You may have noticed google maps popping up all over the place, we had them in Beta for a while and they are now going live on posts where a [...]


At last, a 42cm Minimum landing size for Bass

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · July 3, 2015

At long last the powers that be in Europe have seen fit to agree to increase the Minimum Landing Size(MLS) for Bass to 42cm. The current size limit for most of the UK has been 36cm. At 36cm Bass are still too immature to spawn, so they never even have a chance to increase the [...]


Fishing Skegness for Smoothound

Anth Constable
  · Anth Constable  · July 2, 2015

When the opportunity arises to go fishing for Smoothounds and the conditions are perfect, I get a great sense of excitement knowing it’s going to be a great day. Originally our group consisting of myself, Arran and Michael had  arranged to hit the golden sands of Skegness on the Sunday but a keen eye was kept [...]

Lamprey mouth

My scariest catch!

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · June 29, 2015

I was lucky enough to be invited by my friend David, for a days Salmon fishing on the river Frome near Woole. I have fished this stretch with David in the past, with mixed results. I have never managed to catch a Salmon there, but I have caught just about everything else including Pike and [...]

Cod Kevin

Water temperature increase, helps improve the fishing

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · June 26, 2015

Water temperature is directly linked to fish behaviour and movement patterns. Using a satellite feed that I am subscribed to, I have been tracking a large area of warm water that has built up in the Bay of Biscay. Over the past 10 days a narrow band of this warm water has seeped up the [...]

Stunning coloured Cuckoo Wrasse

The hidden depths

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · June 25, 2015

Boat Report Boat fishing catch reports for Weymouth and the other parts of the South coast, have always been a bit patchy on the site. Don’t get me wrong I love doing them, but at the moment I am really struggling to find the time to do them. I have only really included this one [...]

Art 1

Lure Fishing in the footsteps of Poldark

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · June 24, 2015

Lure fishing in Cornwall, may not be the first thing that springs to the mind of many people thinking of visiting Cornwall this year. especially after watching the BBC’s recent drama Poldark.  In this article, I hope to let you in on a few of the marks that are real gems, for lure fishing fanatics [...]

Roker Pier

Mackerel fishing on Roker Pier, Sunderland

Anth Constable
  · Anth Constable  · June 23, 2015

Roker Pier is situated on the coast of the beautiful city of Sunderland and is a brilliant venue which can offer outstanding fishing for anglers throughout the year.  At the beginning of the year rumors started among anglers that the pier would be closed to carry out construction work in the summer of 2015. Thankfully the [...]

Bass Jhn

Fishing frenzy

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · June 22, 2015

It has been another fantastic weekend of fishing all along the coast; For me it has been especially good on the lures. I am now moving into my third week of non stop fishing, and I still can’t get enough of it. When I have not been guiding, I have been doing lots of short [...]

Plaice Gavin

Early summer fishing at its best

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · June 19, 2015

That Friday Fealing I don’t know where to start with todays report. Some Friday’s I sit scratching my head, wondering what I can write about; I have no such problem today. Having fished or guided almost every day for the past 10 days, I feel very much in touch with what is happening locally. It [...]


How and where to catch Smoothound

Darren Mills
  · Darren Mills  · June 18, 2015

Smoothound’s are a shallow water species and so being either on the South Coast or the West of the UK, having lots of shallow coastlines, we are lucky enough to be in the most common areas where they are caught. However with more and more anglers catching and releasing these shark like fish, their range [...]