Sea Angler Issue 597

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3 min

MANY OF YOU WILL know that Ian Golds (right), one of Britain’s best match anglers and the producer of a range of superb items of tackle, passed away after a long battle with cancer. Goldsy, who lived in Hampshire, approached his mortality with a mixture of fortitude and an unfailing sense of humour. A proud Englishman, who had represented his country in shore match fishing on many occasions, it was fitting that his death was announced on St George’s Day. Some things in sea angling really stick in your mind and, for me, one particular day with Ian certainly stands out. I can picture him now using a plastic bottle as a float and hauling out wrasse on his way to victory in the 2001 Penn Sea League final at Portland Breakwater.…

9 min
cover your bass options

I SAW THIS FISHING PRAYER SOMEWHERE: “When I die, please don’t let my partner sell my tackle for less than three times more than what I said it cost.” Fair enough, a lot of anglers view their credit card limits as challenges: “Mastercard’s raised me to two thousand quid, let’s see how quickly I can spend that lot.” Rods or reels, there is always something exciting to buy. Most of my tackle falls between cheap and mid-priced. I scramble to marks that ought to be off limits to an uncoordinated stumblebum with arthritic knees, so the last thing I need is to damage expensive gear every time I fall on my bottom. But if you take care of your stuff, and if it gives you pleasure to fish with something beautifully engineered…

7 min
banking on stingrays

OPINIONS DIFFER ABOUT whether or not stingrays hibernate in our coastal waters, but the fact is they like warmth so it comes as no surprise that the best months to catch them are June, July and August. They can be caught on sandbanks that dry out at low tide or retain a minimal depth of water. When the water finds its way back to the sun-warmed areas at high tide, these rays will forage here for food. When the water ebbs they will leave the bank, probably waiting in the deeper waters for the next tide. It is a valid theory because boat anglers tend to catch them in deeper water. Where a sandbank holds a minimum of three metres of water, the rays can stay there regardless of the tide. There…

1 min
about the stingray

Flatfish is a term often bestowed on the stingray, but it is incorrect because all rays belong to the genus of sharks and rays (Elasmobranchii) and form a subclass of cartilaginous fish (Chondrichthyes). Cartilaginous fish form a group of free-swimming vertebrates, of which their skeleton consists of cartilage. In this respect they differ from nearly of all species of fish, which are ray-finned. The stingray has a flattened and kite-shaped body. Being a bottom-feeder, its nostrils, gills and mouth are all located on the underside, which is bright white with a distinct dark edge. The blow holes and eyes are on top of the fish, which, depending on the bottom types it lives on, ranges from grey/brown to olive green. The tail of the stingray is quite long, one and a half times…

3 min
north norfolk shingle bank

THE SHINGLE BAN THAT STRETCHES east from Weybourne all the way to Blakeney Point in North Norfolk produces plenty of decent sport throughout the year. What is more you’ll have plenty of space, which is one reason why it is a popular match venue. Facing into the North Sea and west of The Wash, the area is split into several sections that include Weybourne, Kelling, Salthouse and Cley. During the summer the shingle can be very busy with anglers casting feathers in search of mackerel. May weed can be a problem here in early summer too. The horrid stuff clings to your mainline and often masks baited hooks. There will be whiting in the autumn and winter, along with a few cod. Be warned, the area has plenty of seals. It is…

5 min
making magic at newton

WITH THE SMOOTHHOUNDS now back inshore it reminds me how last summer was a particularly prolific season for this popular shark species in South Wales and how I was fortunate enough to be part of some amazing action. My aim had been to beat my personal best as well as catching a big ray. One particular session at Newton Point, which is at Porthcawl, turned out to be one of the most memorable I may have in my life. I’m normally lucky because the hounds turn up just when my college term ends and I can go straight to my caravan, which is a two-minute walk from Newton Point, and stay all summer for the full six weeks’ holiday. This is a low tide mark, where you fish three hours before low water…