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WSF takes a look at a new book dedicated to shore fishing in Cardigan Bay written by local resident and angler John Mason. For those of you who frequent the Welsh WSF Forums the name John Mason will be a familiarity to you. His fishing reports and exploits around the whole coast of Cardigan Bay are well known on the forum and wider. With a lifetime of experience fishing...

Posted on Jul 12 2013 - 10:51am by Wayne Thomas

Much has been made of LRF fishing the new phenomena to sweep the sea angling world but to cut the air of mystery that surrounds it its basically fishing with ultra light tackle to target a wide variety of species enabling the angler to enjoy great sport. LRF stands for Light Rock Fishing but could equally stand for Light Rod Fun. This branch of sea angling is ideal...

Posted on Apr 17 2013 - 12:40pm by Mark Bell

What is the use of a tow line for a kayaker? Well, it can be used for several different applications but the main one is to leash yourself to your craft when at anchor. In the Bristol Channel where I fish regular, for example, when at anchor the tide moves very quickly, if you are unfortunate enough to have something knock you out of your kayak, you are in danger...

I wanted to replace my old Eagle 320c when I bought a new kayak so I went out and purchased a Lowrence DSI, I had read alot of reviews about them on American bass forums I had also seen some superb pictures on the Internet that highlighted its quality and uses. The unit retails at around £250 for the one I have which is the combined fish finder / GPS unit. The box...

Posted on Mar 22 2013 - 12:27pm by Mark Bell

So what is the Danik Hook? It’s an ingenious bit of kit that I have grown very fond of. I use a quick release anchor line on my kayak, not everyone does. So when I’m at anchor I always have the option of releasing my anchor at a touch of a button. The usual methods are a zig zag cleat or a jam cleat but I find that when the tide grabs you it can make it very difficult...

Posted on Mar 19 2013 - 12:59am by Jim O'Donnell

When bass are feeding hard they will hit anything, so the best day to find a lure that outshines any other lure is when the going gets tough! Eighteen months ago on a weeklong fishing holiday to Ireland, I visited the Bellavista Hotel in Cobh for a few days Bass fishing aboard their self-drive boats. Already there and fishing with renowned local angler Jim Clohessy...

Fuelled by last years weather, this past winter I have been on a quest for drier and warmer clothing and on my mission to equip myself with only the best storm proof kit that money can buy, in preparation for what mother nature might throw at us during 2013, two of my best finds include the SealSkinz Waterproof Thermal cap and Sporting Gloves. I’ve been wearing...

It was the introduction of the original Samalite base station light back in the mid 90’s that saw many anglers make the switch from paraffin lamps to the modern rechargeable units. But technology is an ever moving target and SMP Electronics, the manufacturers of Samalite products, have pushed the boundaries further again with the introduction of their new HD200...

The famous SMP electronics company have just released a new Samalite headlight on to the market, the HL1300W13, which is one of the most advanced headlights available. This headlight is aimed at the top end price wise and appeals to those who demand a tough, ever reliable, ultra powerful headlight and are willing to pay for a top quality product that’s built to...

Posted on Apr 23 2012 - 11:17am by Jim O'Donnell

I’ve been modern lure fishing for just over a year now and if there’s one thing that I’ve come to realise, it’s that there isn’t one rod that can do everything. Lure fishing isn’t a technique, it’s a whole discipline in itself and just like any other discipline of fishing, modern lure fishing requires several rods for different jobs and there are rods...