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  1. Tackle & Equipment Discussions
    Hi everyone i understand it’s a personal thing but I’m looking for advise on either of these rods I’m not the best caster I just need a good quality fishing rod for abit of mixed ground mostly rough grounds I will be fishing for Tope of north wales of the rocks aswell as cod and pollack north...
  2. North West & the Isle of Man Catch Reports
    Had a day out on my SIB -- am a beginner at sea fishing -- learning the ropes -- me and my mate caught a few. Done a write up you can read here http://fishingfiend.net/out-on-the-ocean-wave/
  3. General Sea Angling Discussion
    Hi guys, I've targeted tope from the boat before and went places such as Falmouth, Oxwich and Tenby area. However I've never tried off the shore and Im hoping some kind people point me in the right direction. Im not asking for pin point marks just areas worth trying. Also what sort of hook type...
  4. Boat Angling / Angling Afloat
    I’m looking for a nice fishing area for this summer, 2nd half of July. Looking at Google maps, I found the Galloway peninsula and Google redirected me to several sites about the area, including this one. So, now I’m in search for reliable info on the area: slipways, fishing hotspots, where to...
  5. Scotland Catch Reports
    From time to time we like to challenge ourselves a little bit more . We know the risk involved , so this week we picked the A team . Kayaking is dangerous enough so we went for the ( sharks) . Those fish can test your gears , stability and so on . We smashed it : We had to catch some fresh...
  6. North West & the Isle of Man Catch Reports
    so this happened while we where up at Scotland all in aid for cancer research uk. Hope you enjoy
  7. Shore Angling
    Hi guys of Somerset & Devon hoping you can help last few years my father has turned to my passion of sea angling hes been doing well but is after a Tope but from the shore not a boat. He lives abroad and our Bi annual fishing holiday is coming up where he comes and stays so...ive got 9 days to...
  8. Boat Angling / Angling Afloat
    Sailed out of brancaster this am. Three of us dave andy and myself went for Mack's to use as bait, not many about,dave and andy had their fair share i only had two! But to be fair I didn't fish all the time due to shoulders and elbows. We boated 7 tope I had two dave had two and lost three andy...
  9. Scotland Catch Reports
    Not posted a report in a long time. So heres a report of my trips so far this year..... I have had many trips sw this year and had some nice rays bass hounds huss and tope as well as dogs etc...biggest ray at 9lb 14oz hounds at the 8lb + range with some bass at the 5lb + mark and huss around 6lb...
  10. Scotland Catch Reports
    Heading down the Mull This week we headed south for a change of scenery . A short paddle later we started to tick all those species . And then eventually . Good team effort . Until then ,tight lines all ...
  11. South & West Wales Catch Reports
    Small tides meant tope would be the primary target for the weekend. Saturday 17th Only 4 of us onboard - we made our way out on the first lock; quick drift on an inshore wreck saw us have a few pouting for fresh bait options; we moved further off shore where we found good numbers of mackerel -...
  12. South & West Wales Catch Reports
    Not posted for a little while as I'd been away in Ireland fishing, then was in the states with work so had a few weeks off. 02nd Forecast was just ok but should have been good enough for a trip in the bay! The boat hadn't been out much so didn't want to miss an oppitunity on getting out. It...
  13. South & West Wales Catch Reports
    Saturday 16th The forecast wasn't great; we knew we'd be penned in the bay but better a few hours out than pottering around the house doing DIY or watching TV. We boarded at 7:30am, a few drifts off the SWIGG saw us with more than enough mackerel for the day, and plenty for the table. We...
  14. South & West Wales Catch Reports
    Saturday 18th: The tide was a little on the big side, but decided we'd go looking for tope in the morning then bream in the afternoon. Boarded at 7:30am, sea state was nice and we after a few gannet based distractions, we got down to oxwich by 8:30ish, First job of the day was bait, we drifted...
  15. Scotland Catch Reports
    Just finished a week's fishing down on the Machars. Loads of hounds and small tope, although larger fish were harder to come by. We mainly dinghy fished out of Port William and Garlieston, although we also managed a few hours out of Isle of Whithorn - and a final shore session bagged us each our...
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