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…

Pout vs Poor Cod – Spot The Difference

It’s pretty much winter and it’s time to talk about some unfashionable fish. Yes, the moment has arrived… It’s time to play spot the difference between two species that are uncannily similar – the pouting and the poor cod. First a little background on these closely related species. Both of these fish are relatives of…

Blenny Bashing – My Guide

Not in fact a violent act, more a form of appreciation of an easy to catch species. For example, ‘I’m not catching anything at the moment, I’m going to go blenny bashing’. Blennies are routinely ignored by the majority of the angling community. When LRF first came to prominence, fishermen started to notice these little…

Plymouth LRF Meet – November 7th 2019

Frankie Costello, founder of the Plymouth LRF Facebook group, put in the call, we were finally having an LRF meet. It had been too long since our last one and we were overdue a catch up. Here’s a gallery of images from a fantastic meet with a solid collection of species. We will hopefully be…

The Cornish Lure Festival 2019

It was that time of year again, a group of LRF anglers made the pilgrimage to Art Of Fishing in Wadebridge. The reason? To slog it out to claim the CLF 19 trophy, fishing over 48 hours hoping to catch as many different species on lures as possible. Now, I could just tell my story…