Guiding And Tackle Sales

You will find attached to the blog contact deatil for my new guiding and tackle business. The tackle will be supplied by the biggest names in lure fishing including, ultimate fishing, sakura, lucky craft, IMA and Slug Go.

The guiding service is based on twenty years experience fishing this coast line and I think that the pictures speak for themselves. This service is suited to both the very experienced and the novice. For those just starting out there will lots of tips on lures etc and water craft info and always the chance of a clonker!!! That's why they call it fishing.

My aim is for you to have a really memorable days fishing, on what I consider to be some of the most beautiful and productive grounds our little country has to offer..

Thursday, April 30, 2009


Above are pictured my most successful plastics. I will review these as the season progresses. By far the most effective is the Megabass xlayer, pictured on a storm 10g led head and a storm 14g articulated led head. These lures are a must have, I fished last summer with graham and Henry and the crew from jersey, in three cast I hooked three fish one of which you see being played in the main pic on the blog! Three fish three casts you do the maths! They are incredibly versatile. We are fishing in te morning on a new rock mark, the drop down is not for the faint hearted but I reckon the potential to cover fish that have never even seen a plug, never mind a piece of high tech japanesse plastic. The tides are not great but I am quietly confident that a fish or two will be landed. Oh by the way 99% of fish that will be pictured on this blog are returned un-harmed to live and fight another day! Tight Lines!
Below are some of the lures that have fished extremely well for me. Red and gold may seem an odd combination to some but believe me I find it a killer pattern. The top lure is an old favourite jackall bros lake police, it is a fresh water bass lure that has been an absolute diamond for me for summer deep water rock marks particularly with a bit of lift on. The middle lure is the feed shallow the new small version, see mrfishjersey for these absolute must have lures, in one session in march I hooked and landed ten bass in an hour on this beauty. The bottom lure is the a tide minnow 120 slim red shiner, this is a shallow runner that casts like a bullet on the light rod and did the business on the fish that you see below. Again mrfishjersey has a fine selection of these lures.

The fish bellow was taken on Monday. I was on a favourite mark, fishing with the lucky craft, 2-20g rod and a new 4000s biomaster not top of the range when it comes to reels but a useful piece of kit for the plastics. The water was a bit coloured but the temp was up and the tide was spot on. I fished a corner I know always hold a fish just before the turn of the tide and bang I hooked a fish on the new megabass x120, a shallow runner! I dropped this fish and this concentrated the mind and I got back to fishing hard covering as much water as I could. All the time waiting trying to gauge the turn as I knew my best chance was just as the tide turned before the water really coloured! Ten minutes in Bamp this fine fish hit a tide minnow 120 slim red shiner, smashing colour for murky water. The fish absolutely took off once hooked and on the light gear was a pleasure to play. The lucky craft ESG is a deceptively powerful little rod, with a through action once into a fish it bends in a powerful curve right to the butt and has plenty in reserve, a joy to fish with.


Have not really had time to keep up to date with the blog so far this year but am determined to try and keep things moving. The fishing here has been really good so far. As usual we had a great run in march when Bass are definetly chasing sea trout and if you know where to look for them you can do very well. The april was a bit more patchy, the fish where there but the water calrity was bad and the weather did not play ball. We still managed to find some fish, plenty in the 5-6lb range and a couple not too far off the elusive double that we all chase. Lures have doem well as opposed to soft plastics, though the shad type plastics have done well early in the early season.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

April Bass

Well men the fishing is kicking off here in style. We hit a favourite mark last weekend near the low water on a neep tide. Result one Bass between us pictured below. Bass took a tide minnow 90s in white, fished at speed. The fish folowed right to my feet, I stopped the lure and saw him flare his gills and the lure disapered. Fish did not actually fight that hard for a fish its size, but he did not get back out into th ecurrent and fought it out in the shallows. An absolute result for april. We are out all weekend with the big tides and fingers crossed a change in the weather hopes are high!