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…

Review – Ecogear Aqua Lures

There was a time when Ecogear had their own UK team, importing all the LRF goodness we could ask for. For a multitude of reasons though, that team is no more so we have to reply on individual tackle shops and Ebay sellers to bring in these wonderful lures. I have reviewed the Marukyu Isome…

Rod Review – Majorcraft Solpara SPX-S732UL 0-5g

After reviewing the rather expensive (and gorgeous) Majorcraft N-One NSL-S662H, I’m bringing myself back down to earth with something far more accessible. The ultralight Solpara can be bought for under £100, so is definitely on the radar of more cost conscious Lerfers. I have put this rod through it’s paces and here are my thoughts……

30 Minute Vampire Hunt – My First Zander

Flashback to 2002, as a 12 year old Ben Bassett was just learning about the zander. A fish that had been introduced to the Fenlands, where I was living at the time, many years before. Since then I have always been fascinated by this vampire fanged cousin of the perch. On a recent trip away…

LRF Basics – How To Tie A Dropshot Rig

The Dropshot Rig is one of the quintessential tools in the LRF angler’s armoury, using it to fish right under the rod tip and also searching clean ground. There’s a couple of ways to tie it, in the following post I will go through how I tie it. I have used 50lb braid in this…