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Issue 11 contents


  • Boat Blues:  Part two of JEFF SMITH’s series explaining how he tackles shark from a small boat

  • Plaice on starch: Lure Fishing fanatic ROBIN HOWARD shows how an imitation ragworm can be just as successful for plaice as using the real thing

  • In search of Salifish: Sam Wadman in Costa Rica hunting these kings of the sea

  • Palm Harbour:  The offer of a spot of fishing for speckled  trout, with a chance of redfish, lures Jim Whippy to the pretty venue of Palm Harbour, north of Clearwater, Florida.

  • Match Tactics: Des Westmore follows up on something unusual he spotted in Kev Sampson’s tackle box, a couple of months ago, it was a bait spoon.

  • Exotic Species: To date, 21 species in the semi and tropical category have been accepted as British Records. Mike Millman examines what has already been achieved and the possible exotic connections that lay in the future

Charter Boats

  • Skippers Diary: Lewis Hodder, skipper of the Lyme Bay charter boat ‘Alice Rose’ grabs a chance to fish out deep when a window in the weather coincides with a neap tide.

  • Steve Porter: Explains his theories about drift fishing with lures on the bottom

  • Mako sharks In UK waters: David Turner has a keen interest in shark fishing Here he ponders whether the catches of mako sharks will ever match those of the 50’s and 60’s

  • Loch Etive:  John Steele visits a self-drive operation in a Scottish beauty spot                


  • Panama Kayak Adventure: Kyle Waterhouse joins up with a few other kayak crazy anglers to tackle some seriously big fish in Panama

  • Getting a grip: Lure fishing is Irene Hodgson’s favourite, but during the winter coloured water means having to drop anchor and put a bait down

  • Heroes on the water: Simon Everett is one of the five founding trustees of this proven effective program that uses kayak fishing to overcome PTSD

Practical Boating 

  • Pirate 18 reviewed

  • Preparing for the news season

  • Latest in Marine electronics


Tackle Talk

  • Rod repairs: Guide spacing and visual aspects of whippings

  • Spreaders: a reliable piece of sturdy end tackle, used primarily for south coast plaice fishing.

  • Daiwa tournament rods reviewed:  Ally Campbell with a personal rod review

  • Snowbee travel Rods: Des Westmore tests them in Mexico

  • Trace Mate:  Ever had trouble tying hooks to a heavy trace line? Then this could be the answer


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