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For anyone unfamiliar with the site always check the FRESHWATER, SALTWATER and TACK-TICS pages. The Saltwater page now extends back as a record of over several years of (mostly) sea fishing and may be a useful guide as to when to fish. The Freshwater stuff is also up to date now. I keep adding to both. These pages are effectively my diary and the latest will usually be about fishing in the previous day or two. As you see I also add the odd piece from my friends and correspondents if I've not been doing much. The Tactics pages which are chiefly 'how I do it' plus a bit of science are also updated regularly and (I think) worth a read (the earlier ones are mostly tackle and 'how to do it' stuff).
Christmas 2017 - not a bad year's fishing. ALL THE BEST FOR 2018
It must be obvious to anyone who looks at my web pages that I’ll fish for just about anything. Anyway I’ve compiled a few pictures of me and my pals from this year to illustrate the sort of thing I’ve been doing. First of all the coarse fishing -
PIKE AND PERCH
A pike for me.
Taken on a Slandra.
A perch for Ben.
A jack for Richard.
I like pike!
Big perch on Rapala.
DACE, GRAYLING AND CHUB
One of many six ounce dace.
A nice grayling - not quite 2lb - taken on the feeder.
A smaller grayling.
A chub on the spinning gear.
Another good sized chub
Chub on circle hook.
Chub on Rapala.
All my carp took free-lined bread off the top - these are some of the better ones.
Australian estuary fishing.
No 3 son Richard with a nice lookdown fish.
A 'bagre' one of the marine catfish species I caught in Brazil.
Richard into a good one from Mermaid beach, Brazil.
Rich with a fine jack from the shore.
Jacks and Black Minnows don't mix very well.
Blue runner, Brazil.
A nice golden catfish.
My pal Alan Bulmer withan excellent pike.
Alan's chinook salmon.
Richard with an Amazon tucunare.
A roosterfish caught on Dave Little's trip to Costa Rica.
TAKE A FRIEND FISHING
A 'teach in' at Worbarrow Bay.
Kira with a corkwing.
Lissy and Eva with a couple of wrasse.
A plump, silver seatrout.
A good brownie.
An even better brownie.
Later season seatrout in the dark.
... and another one.
My friend Richard Gardiner with a fly-caught thicklip.
Nigel Bevis with another fly-caught thicklip.
A thinlip from the river on a rag-baited spinner.
Close up of the home-made lure.
A thinlip bids for freedom.
WRASSE AND BASS
A beautiful ballan wrasse.
The same fish on my Slug-Gill soft plastic lure.
Bill Fagg with the species he designed his Slug-Gill for.
Bill with a margin-feeding, lure-caught bass.,
A margin feeding bass that I caught on bait.
A bait caught bass for me after dark.
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