Sea Angler

Sea Angler Issue 587

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The best-selling sea fishing magazine in the UK. Covering the seas around Britain and all the fish that inhabit them. Sea Angler magazine is essential digital for true followers of the beautiful art, covering deep sea boat action through to shore fishing. Sea Angler brings together the complete package providing reviews of the latest rigs and exclusive offers for the world's best brands. As well as engaging the biggest names in the sport to provide you with their tips and tricks to catch the best fish! Covering the seas around Britain and all the fish that inhabit them. Sea Angler is the best selling sea fishing magazine in the UK. Whether it’s: baits, rigs, poles, marks, setups or equipment you are interested in, you’ll stay abreast of all the comings and goings with a Sea Angler digital magazine subscription.

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3 minuti

SOME STAGGERING STATISTICS ARE COMING OUT OF CORNWALL about what appears to be out of control netting of bass, which could ruin conservation strategies to safeguard this popular angling species. Yet those who are tasked with controlling this are, seemingly, doing nothing. Shocking new landing data from the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) shows landings of bass by Cornish netting vessels have increased by a 43 per cent, despite restrictions intended to reduce landings and allow the threatened bass stock to recover. At the same time, net-caught bass landings in the rest of England have decreased by threequarters. Save Our Sea Bass, the campaigning arm of the Bass Anglers’ Sportfishing Society, suspects that Cornwall Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority is not monitoring fish landings. Believe it or not, Sam Davis, chief officer of…

7 minuti
disappearing act!

Anglers visiting shore marks on the Holderness Coast and down into Lincolnshire have been enjoying some seriously incredible fishing recently. To put it bluntly, it’s been hectic and off the scale in terms of success for many. The usual species such as smoothhounds and bass have not only ventured inshore in huge numbers, they’re even bigger. Thornback and spotted rays have also been muscling in to provide variety and there’s also been rumours of the odd stingray being landed. But for some anglers who are on the ball, experiencing hard-hitting bites followed by long powerful runs, eventually resulting in strong hook snoods being bitten clean through, has seen them turning to using wire traces. Incredibly, this summer has seen more tope also feeding closer to the beach, and some are nudging…

7 minuti
history was made here

JULY 13TH 1980, A SUNDAY, WAS AN overcast and drizzly day in south-east Wales, with hardly a breath of wind, resulting in a slick calm on the murky, fast-flowing water of the Bristol Channel. Thanks to a spring tide, it was the perfect day for collecting bait. A few hours finding crabs was initially all that Don Cook had intended as he loaded his old Hillman Avenger estate with bait bucket and boots, before heading west from his home near Barry to Aberthaw. Don’s plan was to gather a few dozen peelers for a session later that evening, when he’d fish over high water at another mark targeting bass. It was only as an afterthought that Don threw in an old rod and an Abu 8000 reel, along with a couple of…

5 minuti
unlocking the secrets

FLOWING OUT INTO THE WESTERN Solent at the very tail end of the spit well past Hurst Castle, the mouth of the Keyhaven River in Hampshire has a reputation for producing some quality bass on both lures and baits. However, you only get a very short window of opportunity. With boats constantly navigating the narrow entrance of the river and heading up to Keyhaven, sessions are really only viable at either first light or dusk when their activity is at a minimum. Tidal conditions must also be put into the equation because the bass are only active for a maximum of three hours – the last hour of the ebb and the first two hours of the flood. During this period, they concentrate at the river entrance after vacating the many narrow…

9 minuti
rough house rays

WE DIDN’T KNOW IT, BUT we couldn’t have picked a worse week for bad weather. Hit with constant gales, severe flooding that saw roads awash, and unbelievably, at times, it got even worse, with winds to 60mph. It was roughhouse fishing, to say the least! Inland Fisheries Ireland fishery inspector Kevin Crowley and I were in the Dingle area of Ireland’s County Kerry. On our hit-list were small-eyed rays, which Irish anglers call painted rays. Their beige-coloured back is patterned with creamy white lines, and often the wing edges can be shaded a faint orange to a deep red that makes for a very pretty fish. They are also one of the better fighting rays too, especially in the surf. As for the ideal conditions for them, then the textbooks recommend a…

4 minuti

LIVING ONLY A SHORT DISTANCE from Viscount Beach at Pagham means I can fish it at short notice when the tides are right for any particular species. In more than 10 years of fishing trips to this West Sussex venue, I’ve had some good sessions and, of course, some bad ones. First time I fished it, I blanked. I remember the day like it was yesterday because I must have found every snag on the beach, even after moving to different spots. A few sessions later and a few dog walks at low tide gave me an idea of where to start fishing. As the months and years progressed, I gained more knowledge from other local anglers and certainly improved my catches. Now I only fish tides of five metres and above at Viscount.…