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Issue 9 contents


  • Ascension Diaries Sam Wadman continues his Ascension Diaries with his quest for yellowfin tuna

  • Striped Bass in the desert Joe Walker escapes the bright lights of Vegas for some serious

  • striped bass action in Lake Mead

  • Match Tactics In this series of features Des Westmore joined up with skipper Kev Sampson to look at how techniques that have their roots in competitions can be applied to everyday angling

  • Record Makers For many years Mike Millman has been involved in record breaking fish, taking photos of many of them as they were brought ashore, as well as studying the archives. Here he relates the stories behind some of the earliest record breakers.

  • A year in the life of a skipper: Steve Bradshaw skipper of Eastbourne based Deep Blue looks back on2016

  • EFSA member, Neil Cottington on Cape Verde, where he finds the stories of great fishing are true

Charter Boats

  • Thornbacks from murky water Wayne Thomas looks forward to the coming club trip to Minehead by recalling last years event.

  • Skippers Diary Colin Penny has a reputation for finding his customers a wide range

  • of species and puts on several Species Hunts each year.

  • Weymouth Spurdogs Meerkat skipper, RyanCasey thinks the record spurdog could come from Weymouth after a run of big fish in 2016

  • Skate On John Steele goes afloat with legendary skipper Ronnie Campbell from Oban on a hunt for giant skate.

  • Daiwa Day Sponsored charter boats give a day or two over to their sponsors each year. Ian Kell reports on how a Daiwa day went aboard ‘Discovery’ out of Liverpool                                


  • Lundy Island Adventure Kyle Waterhouse embarks on an epic journey in his kayak

  • that produces no  sh but turns up some surprises and tired muscles

  • Smokin’ With her freezer full, Irene Hodgson invests in a smoker to cure some

  • pollack fillets

  • Itchen and scratchin’ When the wind blows,you have to find an alternative launch for the kayak. Simon Everett discovers the Itchen is good for scratchin’


Practical Boating  

  • Boat test – Simon Everett tests out the Orkney 13

  • Rod repair Alan Deeming goes into detail of varnishing the whipping that secures the rod rings

  • RNLI Special – dealing with hypothermia

Tackle Talk

Snowbee DeepBlue 3; Tronix Pro Slow Jigs; Re Usable  Chum net; UK Hooks new Islander rod; Mono or Braid what's the difference?

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