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 – 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….

LRF/HRF – David And Goliath

In late June, me and fellow LRF nutcase, Richard Salter took to Brixham, South Devon for a bit of a species hunt. It says something either about my headspace or just LRF in general, that out of all the wrasse I caught that day, it wasn’t the 3lb brute I got more excited about. No,…

LRF – Mackerel vs Seal

It’s July, the mackerel and baitfish have arrived in incredible numbers, which is an experience I never want to miss. Knowing that the rocky coast of South East Cornwall can be full of these beautiful tiger striped fish, me and my partner Abi headed out for some post work Lerfing. What was to come was…

The Prowling Flounder

A flatfish rests on the sandy bottom of a Cornish harbour. Her eyes flit from side to side, surveying the water passing above her. The slack tide has started to push back in now, she knows her hunting ground will soon be filled with water, the sand and mud, teeming with prey, will soon be…

Light Game/LRF Social – Tub Gurnard On Lures

I have talked many times about the social side of LRF, how marks are shared, anglers are friendly and meet ups are common. In these odd times, the social element becomes even more important as we try to forget about the drama going on in the world, so we can just enjoy being by the…

Light Game/LRF – Turbo Tuesday

Cornwall is not just a county of pasties, surfing and second homes, it’s also the land of endless fishing variety… I know how lucky I am being able to fish this coastline on a regular basis. Two Cornish species on my wishlist this year are the greater weever and turbot. There was a chance of…

LRF – Tempting Topknot With Dom Garnett

For better or worse, the easing of lockdown has continued. With this easing has been an opportunity to catch up with friends and even to meet new people – albeit at a distance. One of those new people is Dominic Garnett, fishing author and general lure/fly fishing enthusiast. I got the message from Dom to…

LRF – Post Lockdown Scorpion Hunt

Freedom! After the longest spell I hadn’t fished in over 5 years, I finally returned to the water. The short session was going to be a day after we were given the all clear. With time being short, being still on call for work, I wanted to choose a target that would give me the…