LRF – The Millbay Monster

Its unusual for me to write about someone else’s catch but I wanted to share this mini beast caught by Plymouth LRF legend, Maurice Mitchinton. While fishing with me in the West End of Plymouth, Maurice hooked up to a true LRF monster. With the fishing slow around the Millbay Marina, Maurice decided on a…

Essex Anglers – Flounder On A Bladed Jighead

Flounder just epitomise LRF to me… Quirky looking, surprisingly aggressive and fight so well on light tackle. I knew that they start to come back from spawning in May, so could I catch an early one? A trip to Cornwall was on the cards… As ever, it’s a pleasure to be asked to contribute to…

LRF IS BACK!

We did it! We sold every single ticket for The Big Lerfin’ Fundraiser (details here), which means on the 3rd July there will be 70 Lerfers descending on Weymouth to chat, catch lots of species and compete for prizes. It got me thinking that LRF may be having another renaissance, so I wanted to delve…

Kraken In The Rockpool

Rockpools are often full of surprises… Wrasse, giant gobies, lobsters and more can all be found in them. The subject of this article though was a huge surprise to me! After a Saturday evening spent in a pub beer garden, mine and Abi’s heads were a little sore the next day. We needed fresh sea…

LRF – In The Mind Of The Mullet

The madness, the mystery, the mysticism – the thick lipped grey mullet. A fish that seems to make no sense, they cruise without care around the harbours and estuaries of Europe, arrogantly denying most lures and baits we put in front of them. A lot of anglers consider fishing for them pointless or too difficult….

The Big Lerfin’ Fundraiser 2021

I think it’s fair to say The Big Lerf 2020 was a big success. For a small idea formed by mates it morphed into something rather special. In the spirit of that weekend I’m asking you to join me in a one day LRF competition. For more information, find my article for Hookpoint Magazine here……

LRF – The Fighting Whiting

There are few species that generate such derision and divides in the sea fishing community as the whiting. Many bait anglers see them as a pest, getting in the way of catching more prized species such as cod or bass. Other anglers are just pleased to catch in the bitter, most challenging months of the…

YouTube – How To Catch More Species On Lures In Winter

Sean at Fishing Tails has really got the LRF bug recently, something I have been all too happy to encourage. This month we put work in to get some decent footage in very chilly weather. What you see here is the result. The star of the show here being the marvellous wrasse I was lucky…