Welcome to Fishing Tails

Fishing Tails is a unique and growing fishing website based on the Island of Portland in Dorset.

We are a rapidly expanding, multi-stream online sea and coarse angling resource, offering much more than your standard editorial that is familiar to print and online readers.

We go further than any other fishing website, as we enhance the user experience by including a video channel with professionally made content; live weather and tide information; a popular fishing forecast updated at least twice weekly; and the opportunity to meet and be guided in various fishing techniques by our experts.

Our idea is to keep the website as interesting as possible to show how diverse and fun sea and coarse angling can be.

If you think you have a Fishing Tail to tell please contact Sean or Adrian.

Sean McSeveny

Sean McSeveny

Fishing Guide, Editor and Joint Owner of fishingtails.co.uk

Fishingtails.co.uk is edited and published by Sean McSeveney our resident expert fishing guide and all round fishing guru. He caught the largest fish on the first episode of TV’s King Fishers, runs the River Cottage fishing courses and has 40+ years sea angling experience. You can book a guiding session with Sean by emailing him at [email protected].

Adrian Crawford

Adrian Crawford

Technical Lead, Contributer and Joint Owner of fishingtails.co.uk

Fishingtails.co.uk is created and designed by our resident Web Designer and technical genius Adrian Crawford. Based in London he specialises in lure fishing and recently caught a record breaking 8lb 8oz Chub on the river Throop. You can contact Adrian to report any problems or issues with the site and for all things technical at [email protected]. To hire Adrian to turn your website into a modern clean site like this or this contact him at [email protected].

Gavin Parsons

Gavin Parsons

Contributor and Head Photographer for Fishing Tails

Gavin is a professional photojournalist,author, Contributor and Head Photographer for Fishing Tails. He has photographed the police while it rained bricks in Blackpool; and was the first British diver to photograph tiger sharks without a cage in South Africa.He is a land and underwater photographer and works as a photojournalist for media companies, NGOs, and commercial organisations as well as a few charities and is developing a new career as a videographer. Based near Dorchester, Gavin offers photographic courses to disseminate his knowledge to the public and is a regular contributor to Fishingtails with articles, images and videos. You can see more of his work at www.gavinparsons.co.uk

Hazel Tipping

Hazel Tipping

Contributor to fishingtails.co.uk and Founding Director of Hookers Baits.

Hazel Tipping is our our expert on all things bait related as well as being a very accomplished angler who reports on the Solent area. As the Founding Director of Hookers Baits a fresh new company with a growing reputation for quality fishing baits, there is nothing she does not know about bait collecting and storage. Located on Hayling Island, Hampshire Hookers Baits is fast becoming one of the most popular places to buy bait, with Ragworm in particular gaining lots of credit.

Darren Mills

Darren Mills

Former Sea Angler team fisherman Darren Mills gets about a bit so he is just as likely to write about fishing in the Solent as he is about the Thames Estuary, Dungeness, Sheppy Island or anywhere else in the South East for that matter! Darren first came to our attention when he landed one of the largest Cod caught on Chesil in 2014! On his first visit to the big beach he managed an 18lb dream fish! See here for details http://fishingtails.co.uk/huge-chesil-cod/

Anth Constable

Anth Constable

North East Corespondent

With 29 years Sea Angling experience and 12 years on the fly, Anth is our resident expert in the North East.

Allan Yates

Allan Yates

Boat Fishing Éxpert and Director at seabooms.com

With a lifetime of fresh and sea water experience Alan is our boat fishing correspondent, he mainly goes wrecking and fishing on the drift with the occasional fishing at anchor when trotting back to a wreck or reef for Bream, Ling etc. He also runs his own small online tackle and lure making business, developing new lures for sale and supplying DIY kits to make your own! You can buy his lures and kits at http://www.seabooms.com

James Doe

James Doe