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  • Boat Blues: JEFF SMITH explains how he tackles shark from a small boat
  • Wrasse on Rubber: Robin Howard on catching wrasse on artificials
  • Aboard the Crested Wave: It’s only a few short hours flight to the Canary Islands, so when the boat fishing slows down in Scotland, John Steel heads to Tenerife
  • Match Tactics: Last month’s match tactics got you talking about glued stop on rigs. Des Westmore gets International Mark Smith to explain about them
  • Ascension Diaries: Part two of Sam Wadman’s oddyssey
  • Black Marlin: Mike Millman explores the history of the world record

Charter Boats

  • Brighton Pollack Competition 2017: Tim Macpherson previews this year’s contest and reminisces about past exploits
  • How much lead skip? The question many charter skippers dread: Steve Porter explains how you can work it out for yourself.
  • Extreme Charters: A very early start, a two-hour steam, then back breaking action, as Jim Whippy samples the new package run by Hubbard’s on Florida’s Gulf coast.
  • Snowbee Big Fish Charter Boat competition – Full list of finalists revealed


  • Kayak Tackle: Choosing a rod and reel for Kayak fishing is not very different from the ones used from a dinghy explains Kyle Waterhouse.
  • Norway adventure: Iren Hodgson goes kayaking in the fjords
  • Launching and Landing: Simon Everett explains how to do it right

Practical Boating

  • Boat Test: Quicksilver Captur 605
  • London Boat Show – Review of the 2017 event

Tackle Talk

  • Rod Building: Part 4 of Alan Deeming’s series
  • Mono v Braid: Jim Pressley looks at how we came to be using mono and braid for our fishing.
  • Des Westmore checks out some elastic line and a new American braid
  • Rovex roving Sea Bass rod: reviewed by Jim Whippy