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Sea Angler

Issue 571

Sea Angler is Britain’s s biggest-selling sea fishing magazine. Launched in 1972, it covers shore and boat angling around the UK coastline and further afield. It's unique because every month it offers: * Full and honest tackle tests: what to use and buy * Exclusive bass section: dedicated to Britain's true sportfish * Shimano Mission Catch Competition: catch target species over a certain weight to claim embroidered catch badges * Technical and Tactical advice: how to catch through the changing seasons * Regular kayaking advice features & stories On average we publish 140 pages each month absolutely crammed with action, advice, tips and inspirational editorial.

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HOW CAN SCIENTIFIC ADVICE AGAINST CATCHING UNDERSIZED bass and using illegal net mesh sizes seem to be ignored when it suits those with a commercial interest, while anglers face a big fine for taking more than one sizeable bass a day? In April, the Cornwall Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (IFCA) was threatened by Fish Legal with action, after rejecting a proposal for an emergency by-law to protect juvenile bass from commercial fishing nets in its district. Now, the IFCA could face a costly judicial review. Fish Legal was acting on behalf of the Bass Anglers’ Sportfishing Society (BASS), which believes Cornwall IFCA did not consider the matter properly and its decision was unlawful. David Curtis, a committee member of BASS, was correct when he said: “Cornwall IFCA’s continuing failure to protect…

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sea angler

Editor Cliff Brown, 01733 395123 Email: cliff.brown@bauermedia.co.uk Features Editor Paul Fenech, 01733 395146 Email: paul.fenech@bauermedia.co.uk Editorial Assistant Stephanie Etchells, 01733 395134 Email: stephanie.etchells @bauermedia.co.uk Art Editor Ricci Cox, 01733 395137 Email: ricci.cox@bauermedia.co.uk Senior Production Editor Peter Stebbing Contributing Editor Dave Lewis, Email: david.lewis21@hotmail.com Photographers Lloyd Rogers and Jacques Portal. ADVERTISING Commercial Director Donna Harris 01733 395028 Commercial Manager Jonathan Taylor 01733 395036 Key account director Chris Challis 01733 366377 Account manager Lucy Curtis 01733 366385 MARKETING Marketing Manager Susan Rogers Subscription Manager Julie Spires Head of Newstrade Marketing Leon Bonoiton Newstrade Marketing Manager Christine Dillon PRODUCTION Advert Production Controller anglingads@bauermedia.co.uk Print Production Andrew Stafford Printed by Wyndeham Heron Ltd, Essex Distributed by Frontline BAUER CONSUMER MEDIA Editor-in-chief Steve Fitzpatrick Managing Director Patrick Horton Editorial Director June Smith-Sheppard Head of Digital Charlie Carlton-Watson Finance Director Lisa Hayden Group Finance Director Sarah Vickery Group Managing Director Rob Munro-Hall CEO Paul Keenan…

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this is where monsters lurk

AFTER THE EXCITEMENT OF OUR opening day of shore fishing in Bodo, we decided we would have an early start the following morning. The weather forecast wasn’t looking particularly good, and by mid-afternoon, it was going to rain constantly for the next 12 hours or so. Kane Wood-Brignall was still on a high after bagging a fantastic 7lb plaice, which I have to admit, certainly looked a lot bigger. Father and son team Ryan and Harley Thompson, from Jarrow in Tyne and Wear, were excitedly filling their tackle boxes, while Tony Dean, Sid Summerhayes and Dave Wood-Brignall were at the bait freezer filling everyone’s cool bags with a selection of whole frozen herring, mackerel and Bluey. I was sat at the table enjoying a freshly made cup of coffee with our guide John Strange.…

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try the gully

WITH SUMMER NEARLY upon us it can mean tough fishing conditions at times, due to calm, colourless water and bright, sometimes cloudless skies. None of these are ideal for fishing, and definitely not on East Yorkshire’s Holderness Coast, unless you have a little knowledge and take advantage of every opportunity that arises. I’ve mentioned it before and I must reiterate that colour in the water is the most important thing to look for. You must take advantage of the weather that stirs up the sea, usually after a good wind from the north or north-east. Be ready to fish the next few tides as the sea drops off and things settle, which can bring the fish in close and provide some fantastic sport. Not everyone can head down the coast at the…

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all change at walton

PLEASURE PIERS WERE NEVER designed for angling, but for landing goods and passengers from steamers to visit the seaside towns or as walkways out to sea. Eventually, amusements were added to these Victorian structures and the seaside holiday trade took off. The sport of angling, as we know it, only increased after the Second World War, and over the decades has evolved into the form of fishing that we know now. At more than half-a-mile long, Walton Pier, officially the third longest in the UK, is ideal for fishing. I was very lucky to have been raised a stone’s throw from the pier at Walton-on-the-Naze, in Essex, and at a very young age was fishing with my split cane rod and fixed-spool reel and annoying all the adult anglers, but they put up…

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need to know

GETTING THERE: Walton-on-the-Naze is in the Tendring district of Essex between Clacton and Harwich. From the A120 Colchester to Harwich Road, take the A133 towards Clacton, before taking the B1033 to Frinton and Walton. TACKLE SHOP: Metcalfe Tackle (50yds from pier), 15 Newgate Street, Walton-on-the-Naze C014 8DT, tel: 01255 675680. PERMITS: Day tickets £9 valid from 9am-9pm. Pendulum casting is not permitted. Walton Pier is available for 24-hour fishing with forms for gold season tickets available from the Pier Bowl, tel: 01255 672288 or Metcalfe’s tackle shop. You will need two passport size photos, plus £105. Valid from September to September.…