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Mike Thrussell Jnr heads to the Flatanger region of Norway to cover the inaugural Din Tur Flatanger Shore Fishing Festival For those of you who read my last article on Norway you will have read how I fell in love with the country. To be given the opportunity to come back this year, not to fish, but to actually cover a shore fishing festival, watching other anglers...

Whilst fishing away from your own grounds can often be productive and expand your angling knowledge, occasionally they don’t always go according to plan explains Wayne Thomas… IN SEARCH OF IRISH BASS Dedicating time to the pursuit of fish is a key part of angling and whilst it is possible to devote many hours in ones local waters it is undoubtedly an advantage...

Recreational sea angling in England supported over two billion pounds in total spending and supported over 23,000 jobs in 2012 according to the results published today of Sea Angling 2012 – a survey of recreational sea angling activity and economic value in England. The results from the project – which was set up by Defra to find out how many sea anglers there...

Posted on Nov 21 2013 - 5:14pm by Wayne Thomas

Colin Penny Skipper of “Flamer 4” has a well-deserved reputation for putting anglers amongst quality fish over a period of close to 20 years. Weymouth is Colin’s base where he sets out on a regular basis to target the prolific waters off Dorset’s Jurassic coast. Several years ago Colin visited South Devon’s historic maritime town of Dartmouth and became...

Posted on Sep 16 2013 - 2:56pm by Mike Thrussell

Mention wreck fishing in the UK and attention instantly turns to the south coast and the great sport to be found off ports as widespread as Dover and Plymouth. What has always surprised me though, is the lack of interest by anglers in the wreck fishing available off the west coast of Wales out in to the Irish Sea. It rarely if ever gets mentioned and seems to be...

Posted on Aug 23 2013 - 7:00pm by Wayne Thomas

South West contributor Wayne Thomas relives the joys of his first summer LRF fishing and discovers it is a great way to grab a few moments hassle free fishing whilst on holiday. I have been fishing for over forty years now and tend to view anything new with a mixture of interest and healthy scepticism. When a new approach to fishing called LRF (Light rock fishing)...

Mike Thrussell Jnr travels to the Arctic Circle, the land of snow, northern lights and mighty cod for his first ever trip to the magical fishing grounds of Northern Norway. Often opportunities present themselves out of the blue and at the most unexpected times. One such moment happened to me in February at the Irish Angling Expo in Dublin. Every time I chat to Ian...

Posted on Jul 30 2013 - 3:07pm by Wayne Thomas

Minehead is a small seaside town on the West Somerset coast that has one of the countries longest running Butlin’s at its heart. There is an abundance of holiday accommodation within the area to suit all budgets and plenty of activities for families. It is also an ideal base for the sea angler with an abundance of prime shore marks on offer. In addition there is...

Posted on Mar 19 2013 - 1:29pm by Wayne Thomas

We climbed the familiar steps that were leading to yet another angling adventure on the unique Island of Sark. Memories of past forays immediately flooded back and anticipation of the week ahead grew. A convoy of tractors and drivers were waiting on the quayside and the routine of off loading our gear onto the relevant tractor was reassuringly normal to me and my...

Posted on Jan 28 2013 - 1:25pm by Wayne Thomas

The Bristol Channel off North Devon is an exciting area for boat anglers throughout the year and a small number of Charter boats are now taking anglers to offshore marks all year round. Whilst cod are scarce during the winter months there has been a boost to winter sport since commercial fishing for spurdog ceased. Exciting sport is now enjoyed between November and...