Split-Shotting for ultra light lure fishing

Jamie Sandford
  · Jamie Sandford  · July 14, 2016

Lure fishing takes many forms within modern day angling. Saltwater and Freshwater the scene is booming and becoming ever more popular, you only have to read the weeklies to see the words L.R.F and Drop-Shot. So this brings me to write about what I’ve been doing recently, ‘Split-Shotting’. I was introduced to this technique by [...]

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CARP – The Alternative approach.

Jamie Sandford
  · Jamie Sandford  · June 1, 2016

When we think of ‘Fly fishing for Carp’ in the U.K. , we often think – Pellet Flies, G&H Sedge’s and other floating Flies, which can be coloured and fashioned to look like small pieces of Bread or Dog-biscuits. Now over the years when lure fishing for Pike and Perch using soft plastics, I’ve often [...]

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Sandbank’s the plaice to pee

Leo Toms
  · Leo Toms  · May 4, 2016

After one of my best fishing sessions I’ve had in a long while the other weekend, it was nice to plan a fishing trip without putting too much pressure on myself. With that in mind I set off to Southbourne with three rods and two bags of frozen mackerel determined to catch myself a turbot. Using [...]

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Wind, Rain and a PB Perch.

Irene Hodgson
  · Irene Hodgson  · April 27, 2016

With no other subject talked about so much on the fishing pages and sites, it pains for me to start this article talking about it…yes you got it, the weather, it literally has had kayak fishing to a standstill for weeks now, with only a few of us managing to grab a hour here and [...]

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Lumi Lures with boat angler Allan Yates

Allan Yates
  · Allan Yates  · November 11, 2015

I make lures to catch fish Not To Catch Anglers !! that comment so winds me up for the simple reason anglers aren’t dummies but fortunately many will try something new if it puts fish in the box. Now I have that off my chest I can discuss why I’ve spent time developing illuminated lures. [...]

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The Wall of Articles

Adrian Crawford
  · Adrian Crawford  · July 6, 2015

Sean is running his River Cottage course today  so no Monday report, which gives me time to give you an update on new developments on the site. You may have noticed google maps popping up all over the place, we had them in Beta for a while and they are now going live on posts where a [...]

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Solent Smoothounds

Leo Toms
  · Leo Toms  · June 16, 2015

After reading lots of good smoothhound were being caught up the Solent I decided  to try and get a piece of the action! My mate Martin tagged along and we decided on fishing  “parkshore” a venue well known for producing good hounds this time of year. Never having fished that far East before we used the satnav [...]

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Fresh fish of the week

Adrian Crawford
  · Adrian Crawford  · February 10, 2015

You may have noticed an increase in freshwater reports over the last few months as we continue to look at how it can be a viable and cheap way to pass the long winter months when sea fishing can be tough! As part of this crossover initiative  our own pike fishing expert Nathan Edgell invited myself and Sean along [...]

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Why Angling Is Healthy For You

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · November 11, 2014

When it comes to staying fit and healthy, most people are aware of the benefits that come from having a fit and active lifestyle. The thing is though, for most people, this usually means taking up something extremely sporty such as running or which involves a lot of physical exertion. This isn’t for everyone, but [...]

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Bass fishing on Chesil Beach, when its at its best

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · June 24, 2013

As a fishing guide in Dorset, I like to think that I know when the best times to fish are. Despite my over whelming urge to want to fish with lures all the time, I know that it is better to get out the smelly old bait when the conditions are right. Those times are [...]

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River Cottage Shoreline course

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · March 12, 2013

Have you ever watched with wonder as fishermen, standing at the water’s edge of a local beach, land fish after fish? Would you love to be able to catch those fish then know how to prepare and cook them. This course has been designed by myself, in conjunction with River Cottage, one of the most [...]

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Fish at River Cottage

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · February 4, 2013

I was very lucky recently when a friend treated me to the Fish at River Cottage course. I have to admit that although I love to fish and cook I am not a lover of fish, but I have always believed that this was down to the fish being poorly prepared and cooked in the [...]

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Fishing lessons & guiding

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · June 19, 2012

When I started this website I had two goals in mind: 1. Provide an resource that would help fellow fishermen to get the most out of the knowledge I had of fishing in Dorset and in particular Chesil Beach, Portland, and Weymouth. 2. Promote the lure fishing revolution. To be honest this is really my [...]

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A short Bass session

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · June 15, 2012

How can I catch a bass on lures from the shore in Dorset? As a fishing guide I can tell you , you dont have to spend hours lure fishing to catch Bass. Most of my sessions are fairly short, sometimes as little as 15 minutes, but most last a couple of hours. It is [...]

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