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Issue 7 contents


  • Weymouth International Boat Competition – The Weymouth International Boat Angling Challenge is the biggest 5-day competition of its kind in the whole of Europe and editor Jim Whippy was there to witness a new young star in the making.

  • Je T’Azore: Paul Sharman describes how a young English angler wins the Azores Big Game tournament with his first  ever blue marlin

  • Match Tactics Tactics: Des Westmore continues to pick charter skipper Kevin Sampson’s

  • brains, to learn which rigs he uses in his competition fishing.

  • Jo’s record breaker: Working in Norway allows Jo Stephenson, BBC Big Fish Contestant, to fly fish for salmon, cod and coalfish but her biggest  thrill is hooking into a record breaking halibut

  • British Columbia A trip to a remote part of British Columbia for Paul Maris and fishing mate Sid, produces a first halibut and coho salmon for the pair.

Charter Boat Section

  • Angling Paradise: The building of an airport in an Irish bog opened up an angling paradise to the rest of the world, explains David Turner.

  • Skippers profile of Ray Harris

  • Target Ling: Autumn is the time for wrecking for ling Andy Barnes takes an autumn trip over a mid-channel wreck where he uses squid to match the hatch

  • Liverpool Surprise: Regular crew Ian Kell explains that the wildlife in Liverpool bay and the Mersey can sometimes surprise the anglers on ‘Discovery’.

  • Cornish Tuna:  Mike Millman wonders if the unprecedented recent captures of bluefin tuna in west of the English Channel, heralds a new golden age of tunny fishing in British waters

Saltwater Kayak World

  • Storm Chasers: Kyle Waterhouse goes out after the autumn storms

  • After Dark: Poor visibility and night kayak fishing is not for the faint hearted Irene Hodgson and partner Peter enjoy an evening afloat close to home.

  • Paddle Choices: For kayak anglers choice of paddle is fundamental, Simon Everett looks at some of the options.

Practical Boating  

  • Takacat Boat review: The Takacat 3.4m is a novel design from New Zealand that has made its way to our shores. Simon Everett tries one out for inshore fishing

  • Rod Building Part 1: Alan Deeming gives advice on checking for broken rod guides

  • All is revealed – More on Navionics mapping software and the DragonFly 7 from Tim Macpherson.

Tackle and Techniques

This month Des Westmore looks at a couple of reels from Shimano Tekota range, a product line which has been around in the UK for a long while plus Mustad Rig wallets, UK Hooks, Crewsavers, Weights, and Jim Whippy tries out the FI in telescopic rods. The 4m Tubertini F1 is lightweight, strong and very sensitive,

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