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  1. Tackle & Equipment Discussions
    Hi All, I'm looking for a larger reel for mackerel feathering, as my Shimano Sienna 4000 is a bit too slow (got nailed by a seal 3 times in a row this weekend). I'm also using a Shakespeare mackerel feather rod (2-3oz). As my shoulder (rod holding arm) is still a bit weak from a dislocation...
  2. Beginners and Improvers
    Hi all, Looking to buy a telescopic spinner to go shore fishing from. I need it for travelling so something compact is ideal. Any advice much appreciated. Fishing for mackerel. Cheers.
  3. Scotland Catch Reports
    Little challenge this week checking out on the Clyde fish population . We fished Gourock area mostly on soft plastic . The mackerel did take most of our time tho . For species we caught mackerel , pollock , colley ,cod , (goldsenny) wrasse , dab and grey gurnard . On the plus side the fresh...
  4. New Member Introductions Forum
    Hi all, Been a member and lurker for some years but recently moved and thought I'd say hi and ask for advice. I'm a very novice and would say fair weather angler. I am set up for lure fishing as I find this more enjoyable. I will be after some advice on marks for doing this nearby as now live...
  5. South & West Wales Catch Reports
    I am spending a week in Amroth, West Wales, in August and need advice on the best spot to try my hand at spinning for mackerel and possibly bass. I am a novice and have a 10 ft mackerel rod. Planning to use lures/spinners/feathers primarily. Can anyone recommend good locations nearby and perhaps...
  6. The Bass Lure Forum
    Just returned from 10 idyllic days at hafan y mor site on the peninsula. Spent the first few days chasing non existent mackerel on ultralight gear (more at home on the canal) with a view to giving the humble mackerel a sporting chance. 3 gar between me and my daughter was all we had to show for...
  7. North Wales Catch Reports
    Hi all. I arrived on a family holiday to hafan y mor yesterday, with my bass lure kit for some serious late and early sessions over the next 10 days. I also like to do a bit of mackerel fishing with my 11yr old daughter (great little fisherwoman can throw dexters almost as far as me)...
  8. General Sea Angling Discussion
    Hi, has anyone had any decent sized Mackerel from the shore recently or is May too early for South West England. Thanks.
  9. South West Catch Reports
    A hard days fishing with a few twists and turns. As I know all boat owners and seafarers will agree, when someone is in trouble on the water that takes priority. I hope the video helps folks out. Take care and tight lines.
  10. Scotland Catch Reports
    Friends and the great outdoors . Well worth a watch , many fish species , great scenery, adventure and a laugh . . Cool Wrasse . Beautiful . Near tropical . Simply cold , simply wet , simply awesome from Central Scotland kayak anglers . Enjoy the pictures , video . Tight lines all . Nico .
  11. Scotland Catch Reports
    What makes a good adventure ? The weather , the company , the sights , nature , fresh air , fish . It's never all perfect . Today's weather was perfect . Rising sun . Not a breath of wind . So calm and peaceful Windless Killing the peace . Friends . Amazing weather and...
  12. General Sea Angling Discussion
    Had a wee hour or so at the layby under the oban side of the Connel bridge this afternoon, tide was running at warp speed into etive Just using 10ft spinning rod 18lb main on fixed spool. Using couple of different lures sparkly blue purple and black n silver. And a gold phallic shaped lure with...
  13. General Sea Angling Discussion
    Hello! My brother-in-law is a complete newbie to fishing but very iterested. Unfortunately I am limited to how much I can help him being that he lives in Edinburgh and I live in Swansea. He has tried spinning for mackerel from Granton Pier to no avail. He is dying to catch a mackerel and I...
  14. Scotland Catch Reports
    Another week , another adventure . Same again , not travelling too far for fishing , this time we decided to give the Clyde estuary a small check . There is always a little bit of paddling involved and exercise for us all so we , I decided to go to Dunoon . The Gantocks in 2020 > We got an...
  15. Scotland Catch Reports
    Out and about , small exercise and plenty fresh air , this time we went exploring the Clyde estuary . And a first . A dragonnette . Those fish are not as common as the haddock , cod and mackerel . Goldsinny wrasse . And another amazing catch . The red bandfish . Those are even harder to...
  16. New Member Introductions Forum
    Hi All, I've just signed up so please be nice :) I'm from Dublin and have been fishing for about 15 years since I was 12 but have yet to catch anything reasonable or worth ranting on about. I'm hoping that by joining here, reading up on tips and tricks within the forum and advice from you...
  17. South Coast & Channel Islands Catch Reports
    I’ve only just back into fishing after a long long time- corona got me ‘hooked’ again. I’ve been out a fair bit around Gosport ferry, Gilkicker, millennium bridge, fort on creek. Caught loads of shoal bass, couple of bigger bass, wrasse and a conger but really desperate to try for mackerel...
  18. Beginners and Improvers
    Hello guys, So i'm pretty new to fishing and I would just like a helping hand with where i'm currently going wrong, and how to get to a point where i'm actually half alright and don't need to keep asking for advice! I currently have a 10' spinning rod and a little 6.5' cheap spinner that I got...
  19. Tackle & Equipment Discussions
    Hi all, I'm keen to get fishing for mackerel and sea bass in and around Bangor, North Wales but im mostly used to boat and rock fishing using jigs, poppers and plugs in the tropics (I’ve also posted this in north wales catch thread for mark tips). Is there a suitable rod/reel combo that would...
  20. North Wales Catch Reports
    Hi all, I'm keen to get fishing for mackerel and sea bass in and around Bangor, North Wales but don't know the best spots or the ideal rig for the area (im used to boat fishing and enjoy using jigs, poppers and plugs in the tropics). Is there a suitable rod/reel combo that would be suitable...
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