After a 20 year gap Andy decided to take up fishing again. Armed with an arsenal of new gear and quality bait in the form of lug and peeler, he headed off to Llandudno Pier. Lug baits picked up a few doggies but after changing to peeler he was soon into the hounds. Read the full report here.
Andy had wanted to try out some marks on the Lleyn and so he booked a week away in Porthmadog. A session hunting spotted rays in Criccieth resulted in just dogfish and rockling, but his fortunes changed when he fished Porthmadog estuary. Find out how he got on here.
Dave M joined BigKev in the search for a big smoothhound over on the east coast. Once they got set up crab and squid wraps were launched out. Rods remained stationary to begin with but after 90 minutes Kev took the first of 13 smuts. Read the full report here…
Adam had his first session of the year on the Rock Channel targeting hounds. As he waited to cross the channel Joe and Brian also turned up and before long they were making their way out along the bank. The first couple of casts produced just a couple of small whiting, however the next bite definitely wasn’t a whiting. Was it a smoothie? Read the full report to find out.
After a tip-off that there were Tope starting to show in the shallower waters of the South Llyn, Wobbler hatched a plan for an early dart to the area for his first crack at the Tope this year. There wasn’t much doing to begin with….and then it happened. Click, click, click …… zzzzz ……. zzzzzzzzzzz ……. ZZZZZZZZZZZ from the line out alarm. Read the full report here…
With a nice north westerly blow whipping up a surf along the North Wales coastline, Gaz and Godders decided on a crack at their first silver of the year. It was all flats at first with plaice and flounder being beached, but when the tide started to ebb the bass came on the feed. Read the full report here.
8 WSF lads fished the first round of this years Summer League at Caldy. Flounder were the bonus species and with conditions being near perfect there were high hopes of plenty of action. First cast saw Ste Trish take a treble shot of good sized Flounder…..things were looking good! Read the full match report here
Sean (Bigun) had set himself the challenging mission of bagging a bass on the fly rod using a home tied fly. With the weather perfect for salt water fly fishing he dusted down his old Cortland GR2 7/8# weight reservoir rod and headed over to his chosen mark to fish an hour up to high and part of the ebb. Find out whether he accomplished his mission here
With holidays to use up, Graeme and Paul picked up some bait from Gerry’s of Morecambe and made their way to a mark at Heysham. Weed made things difficult at times however the fishing was excellent. See how they got on here
4 WSF lads went to Fuerteventura for a weeks fishing holiday in the search for fish that would put a real bend in their rods. They weren’t to be disappointed! On their second session they landed a hammerhead shark pup, an 8lb Stingray and an Angel Shark of 26lb. But that was just the warm up act! See the full report here