Why is sea fishing so totally brilliant? One reason I love it is the ‘watercraft’; understanding the underwater features and habitat that hold fish, understanding the impact the natural pattern of the tides have on fish and the sense of achievement when this knowledge comes together and your understanding of the natural environment means you … Continue reading What Does The Marine Environment Mean To You?
You never stop learning as an angler. On a trip to the West coast on Ireland last month I was introduced to the wonderful world of vingling or ‘scraping’ live sandeels for bait. I’d heard of the technique but thought that it was some ancient custom that had had died out as successive generations of … Continue reading The Virgin Vingler
The last few weeks have been a blur of motorways, meetings, hotel rooms, Costa coffee cups and triple-combo service station sandwiches. Last week I managed to drive 1,200 miles in six days including an overnighter from Dungeness in Kent, after meeting the Dungeness Angling Association’s committee, to St Ives in Cornwall for an overdue meeting … Continue reading On The Road Again…
After the roaring success of September’s very first Bexhill Sea Angling Festival, where 10,000 people attended in just one day, we thought it would be a ‘no brainer’ for Rother District Council to continue supporting it next year. So it came as a hell of a shock when it transpired that the Council’s Scrutiny Committee … Continue reading The Battle of Bexhill