Richie had been building his stocks of peeler ready for the start of the smoothhound run. With a WSW breeze and overcast skies conditions looked perfect and so he and IanK made the long walk along the Rock Channel sandbank for the first time this year. Crab baits were launched seawards and it was game on for the new season! Bang! It only took 30 seconds for Richie and he was into one. Read the full report here.
This year’s BLAS/WSF Summer League got underway at Caldy, with 20 anglers looking to open their account and get some points on the board. There was a mixture of familiar faces and league debutants which was really pleasing to see. We all had a chat about the match fished yesterday and how patchy it had been. Would it be the same today or would the fish show up in numbers? There was only one way to find out and that was to get down onto the beach and get going. Click here to find out who took the honours.
After arriving at Porth Dafarch and taking a 50 minute stroll along the headland, Kev and Maerig set up camp on a comfortable ledge and waited for darkness. A few dogfish started off the action, shortly aftwards Kev took a nice three bearded rockling of 2lb. More action was to come, click here to read the full report.
Joe and Degs headed out to Anglesey for their first outing of 2016. They headed to the north of the island to dodge the swell. Quarry for the day was conger. Find out how they got on here…
With Santa Claus having treated Roy to a new rod, reel and braid, he was keen to christen them. And so he headed down to Perch Rock armed with a couple of wraps of frozen premium quality Hoylake suey to fish the first 2hrs of the flood. So much for the dreaded ‘new rod syndrome’, it was a fish a chuck! Read the full report here…
Adam and his Dad fished the Town Hall Steps for their first proper crack at the Codling this winter. Round 4 of the WSF/BLAS match the previous weekend was a bit hit and miss but a few Codling did hit the beach, and so that, coupled with the bigger tide, was enough to give a bit of confidence that there would be a few about. Check out how they got on here…
Graham and Richie had planned a conger session on the island but when the weather took a turn for the worse they decided to hit the Mersey instead chasing codling and rays. The codling failed to show up but they managed to find some decent rays. Read the full report here.
This years WSF/BLAS Winter League got underway at Perch Rock with 15 anglers turning out to get their campaigns underway. There were plenty of fish from the off with dogfish and whiting dominating the catches. As the match progressed it looked as though it would be the dabs that would prove to be the deciding factor. But who would register both a round and a flat fish. Find out here
Chillivokda couldn’t think of a better way to start a week off work than to throw a few lines out and chill out with a bit of fishing. So he headed down to Perch Rock for the late afternoon low tides on both Saturday and Sunday. Saturday was frantic with plenty of dabs and whiting showing, but on Sunday it was a case of quality over quantity. Read the full report here
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.