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6 News

8 AnalysisConspiracy at sea? Really?

12 Your catches: A gallery of the some of the most notable catches from our spring fishing trips.

14 The Panama DiariesSam Wadman was locked down in Panama for months...he tells us how fishing helped him.

18 Charter Boat reportsThe latest from charter boats around the coast.

20 Black bream: A spring classic. We look at this perennial favourite of the Editor.

26 Plaice Station: As the plaice season gets underway Des Westmore remembers a memorable plaice trip from 2020.

30 Good Friday: Great Friday: Neil Cottington recounts an excellent days fishing from Weymouth.

34 Lure fishing from boats: A guide to lure fishing tackle and techniques used on boats.

38 Floating Around: Being able to cover ground or hold a bait static, using a float is a versatile method from the kayak, Simon Everett meets a man who has perfected it.

42 Tope: The tope season is well under way and, for our third featured fish, Jeff Smith looks at the tech­niques that work for him.

46 Rigging your SIB: Simon Everett takes us through how he’s modified his SIB to mount cameras and other gadgets.

50 Boat Craft: Launching and landing: A handy guide to what you need to consider when trailer launching.

54 Marine electronics: We explore the hidden issues in the selection of boat electronics.

56 Lethal Lures UK: An new lure brand has been launched by a South Coast charter skipper.

58 Tackle Talk: For bait collection or competing in species hunts, you can’t go to sea without a few packets of small artificial lures.

60 Tackle Talk: All sorts of useful fishing accesso­ries.

62 Charter Boat Directory