LRF At Night

Following on from my previous blog on autumn targets, you may have noticed that a lot of the species are caught in the dark. With the days getting shorter, anglers have to get used to fishing with no sunlight, lure fishermen are no different. Night-time LRF can be daunting at first so this is my…

The LRF Potential Of Autumn

Summer is officially over, in typical British fashion it feels like it was barely here. The time has now come for the real fishing to start, none of this fair weather stuff, it’s the moment to get your waterproofs on and get out there, because the fishing can be superb. Never one to miss a…

Scad Life – How I Aji

There are rods, techniques, lures and social media accounts dedicated to one, fairly small fish: the horse mackerel or scad. In Japan they call them Aji and this is a name you will be very familiar with by the end of this blog. Ajing is a way of life for some Japanese anglers, their following…

Cornish LRF Weekender Part 2

The tide was nearly at its lowest and it was a big one, with the current still ripping past our first mark under a bright boat lamp. Scad, bass, mackerel and smelt all gather under artificial lights, the areas that are lit up become like watering holes on the Serengetti – a place where prey…

Cornish LRF Weekender – Part 1

When you get an invite from Will Pender to species hunt his favourite cornish marks, you don’t turn that down. With Richard Salter just as keen as I was, we arranged the dates and counted the days. The date was the 14th and 15th September and was soon upon us. This is my attempt to…

Goby Slaying – My Guide

Goby slayer nounNot to be confused with insanity, someone who enjoys targeting gobies. Fashionable fish they are not, the majority of them are tiny and most go unnoticed… Gobies aren’t top of most angler’s wish-lists; to the species hunter though, they are a goldmine. If, like me, you enjoy geeking out over the finer identification…

Review – HTO Urban Finesse 0.5-5g

HTO recently released an array of new rod choices, one of them that caught my eye was the Urban Finesse range. The rods were right in the LRF casting weights and seemed seriously cheap, I had to try one. My choice was the 6’6” 0.5-5g model at a bargain recommended retail price of £37.99, it…