Sea Angler

Sea Angler Issue 593

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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1 min
ask the experts

PAUL FENECH Shore angler and tackle expert Paul is here to solve your shore angling problems. MARK CRAME Suffolk-based Mark gets a thrill from fishing afloat on a kayak. Send him your kayaking queries. DAN SISSONS The Portsmouth angler will provide answers on the sport of light rock fishing (LRF), the go-anywhere tactic. DAVE LEWIS Based in Newport, South Wales, our contributing editor Dave answers boat fishing questions. HENRY GILBEY Angler and photo-journalist Henry, based in Cornwall, will answer questions on lure angling. HOW TO ASK A US QUESTION Email: sa.ed@kelsey. or online: www. seaanglermag…

4 min
q & a lure fishing

STAR QUESTION Q: What lure would give me the best change to target bass and pollock at the same time? MAELO MOULIN-GARRIGUES, ABINGDON, OXFORDSHIRE HG says: I really like your thinking here. I reckon you need to fish some deeper water to have a chance at catching bass and pollack at the same time. Pollack, as I am sure you know, tend to feed closer to the bottom so straight away we are not going to be thinking about a lot of the more regular bass fishing lures which are designed to fish nice and shallow. Start thinking about specific lures which you can cast out, allow to sink right down, and then fish them effectively either along the bottom or retrieve them towards you. They should stay down deeper for as long…

1 min
win £100 worth of asso line and leaders

Asso Lines are a huge range of well-known products produced by Gruppo DP, one of the biggest monofilament companies in the world. Our winner gets an Asso package consisting of Bullet Proof, Classic, Ultra, Ultra Cast, tapered leaders, Ever Green braid, Ultraflex (50m) and Oblivion (100m). Contents, worth just over £100, may occasionally vary. BULLET PROOF – originally designed for carp fishing, but its durability attracted sea anglers. Available in six breaking strains. CLASSIC –its high-impact strength, low stretch, superior abrasion resistance and durability mean anglers use the 50lb, 60lb and 70lb as shockleaders. Available in 15 breaking strains. OBLIVION – described as ‘another dimension in monofilament’, this is for making rigs. It has no memory and is very supple. Five breaking strains. PE EVERGREEN – The eight-fibre construction of this braid ensures perfect roundness…

2 min
be light and organised

One of the reasons many anglers won’t walk is because they carry too much kit. I’ve been guilty of this too. Recently, I’ve emptied both my beach box and my rock fishing rucksack and have gone through every item of tackle. If you’re ruthless but sensible, you can save a surprising amount of weight. Ask yourself, apart from rough ground fishing, when was the last time you lost more than four weights in a single session? I carry four weights for clean beach fishing and six when fishing mixed rough. I’ve ditched my rig wallet for walkabout trips and carry just four of each rig I favour for that specific mark. I take a small box containing a few spare hooks, swivels and links, one spool of leader and a spool…

6 min

MANY BOAT ANGLERS neglect to carry or even use one a marine chart because they rely on electronic plotters, but if you become too reliant on technology you run the risk of coming unstuck if those gadgets develop a fault. Apart from being an essential aid to navigation, a sea chart is one of the most useful tools in a dinghy angler’s armoury. These maps are invaluable for helping to locate likely marks for the various species of fish found in the area you are fishing. A large-scale chart of the area you are fishing has a mass of useful information to help you locate and catch fish, including the precise location and nature of banks and reefs, isolated depressions, tide rips, wrecks and even the composition of the seabed. COLOUR GUIDE For many…

3 min
bigger can be better

Once upon a time, the two common surfcasting weights for fishing and tournaments were four ounces and six ounces. As technology evolved and tackle became more sporting with the arrival of lightweight glass-fibre, five ounces of lead weight turned out to be the Goldilocks size; just right for most beach work, and also the sinker that gives most casters their best distances. As metrication took over in the tackle trade, five ounces gradually disappeared from the shelves and 150g (5.3oz) became the standard. It suits most casters’ speed and strength; it’s nicely matched to most 4-6oz rods whether for pendulum, off-ground or Euro-style fishing. A wired 150g sinker easily holds bottom in typical currents and conditions. Coupled with lines around 0.35mm, free-running reels and modest bait sizes, 150g is ideal on…