Review – Marukyu Power Isome Glow

The synonymous lure attached to the UK LRF scene – Marukyu Isome has been available to anglers for around 10 years now, yet it is still a mystery to some and a scourge to others. This is my review of the various colours, highlighting their uses and limitations. England is currently struggling through an Isome…

Blue Monday LRF – From Sutton To Mutton

Apparently the most depressing day of the year, the first Monday in January can be a real downer. As an angler though I have a built in remedy to the blues, I can escape the mundane and get the heart racing with only a flick of a rod tip. 2020 was only a few days…

2019 Review – My Lure Caught Species (UK Saltwater)

Unlike the three previous years, I didn’t set out in 2019 with a target to catch loads of species. I still managed to catch a few fish and I thought it might be of interest to readers, how and when I caught them. Without further adieu, let’s see how my year went. Thanks for supporting…

LRF – Sight Fishing For Flounder

How many favourite fish can you have? I seem to collect them. Recently I have had a new, rather flat, obsession – Platichthys flesus, the European flounder. I have caught plenty over the last few years, ranging from cute beer mat sized babies to two pound plus brutes. Frosty, clear December nights scream flounder to…

We Take Mackerel For Granted

The one species that anglers and non anglers associate with summer, good eating and pretty pictures sold in tourist towns is the mackerel. I wasn’t going to write about them as I felt I couldn’t add anything new to the conversation about a beloved fish, caught by almost every angler who has fished saltwater. That…

LRF Royalty – The Topknot

Inspiration is a funny thing, the weather has been awful recently and that has kept fishing to a minimum, meaning less ammo for me to write with. Poor weather does lead to more time to read though and what a book I have been reading – Hooked On Lure Fishing by Dom Garnett and Andy…

Brixham LRF 23/11/2019

Rain, bloody rain! Autumn has been a washout but would that stop me and Richard Salter lerfing? Of course not. We had a cunning plan to avoid the mud pit that the Plymouth Sound has become recently and head to Brixham, in the hope that it would be more sheltered and clearer. It turned out…