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Deep water throws up brill-iant catch!

The deep water marks around Portland in Dorset always promises to produce a special fish for boat anglers......and that’s just what it did for James Hamilton. Fishing aboard the Weymouth-based charter boat Tiger Lily, skippered by Chris Caines, James used strips of frozen mackerel to tempt this huge 9lb brill on light tackle.  

  • News
  • Fish Catches
  • 14 September 2011

Brill-iant by-catch for Tony!

Although he was fishing principally for blonde ray and conger, Tony Stanyon was none too disappointed when this fine 6lb 10oz 8dr brill snapped up his hookbait. The Newport, Isle of Wight-based boat angler made his impressive catch just south of the island when he fished a simple downtide rig and 6/0 Mustad hook off a 4ft-long 80lb snood. The succesful ...

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  • Fish Catches
  • 11 August 2011

Surprise 8lb brill caught off Weymouth on Tiger Lilly II

Heading out to sea off Weymouth in search of turbot, Somerset angler Jon Lee never dreamed he’d hook into an 8lb brill - especially as this was the first time he’d caught the species. Fishing under skipper Chris Caines on the ‘Tiger Lilly II’, Jon had little luck until he switched bait to a large sandeel. “As soon as the sandeel ...

  • News
  • Fish Catches
  • 22 September 2010

Keeping your shore rigs tangle-free

How many times have you unwrapped your shore rigs to have to untangle them with your freezing cold hands? Well Alan Yates has taken on board an idea from the continental sea fraternity and has begun using a series of simple rig winders that ensure his rigs are safe, the hooks are out of harm's way and they unravel quickly ...

  • Fishing Videos
  • Sea
  • 20 August 2010

Creating a pennell sea fishing rig

Catching big sea fish like smoothhounds means presenting a big bait, but how do you do this effectively without causing yourself problems? Sea fishing expert Alan Yates has all the answers in the form of the Pennell Rig… You need to have at least Adobe Flash Player 7 to watch these videos, if you do not have it, you can ...

  • Fishing Videos
  • Sea
  • 25 June 2010

Getting the best from peeler crabs

Peeler crabs make superb baits for many sea fish, but are often wrongly used. Alan Yates reveals how to get the best from peeler crabs, shows when to use them and how to prepare them for the hook quickly and effectively. You need to have at least Adobe Flash Player 7 to watch these videos, if you do not have ...

  • Fishing Videos
  • Sea
  • 18 March 2010

Preparing and hooking shellfish

Shellfish, such as mussels, limpets and razorfish, are much under-rated as bait. Fish go wild for shellfish after storms, when they can find broken shells easily. Here Alan Yates teaches you how to remove the bait and use shellfish on the hook. You need to have at least Adobe Flash Player 7 to watch these videos, if you do not ...

  • Fishing Videos
  • Sea
  • 18 March 2010

How best to hook sandeel

Hooking sandeel correctly can increase the chances of catching massively. Alan Yates shows his preferred method, using a 1/0 or 2/0 long shank hook, making sure the bait oozes juices and blood to attract plenty of fish. You need to have at least Adobe Flash Player 7 to watch these videos, if you do not have it, you can download ...

  • Fishing Videos
  • Sea
  • 18 March 2010

Fishopaedia - glossary of angling terms, phrases and jargon

  To most people angling is simply sticking a bait onto a hook and reeling in the fish. In reality, it is far more complex than that. There's a whole lot more to catching fish than meets the eye, plus there is a whole array of terms and slang used in fishing that can alienate newcomers and returners. That's why we have ...

  • Advice
  • 24 March 2009

Fishopaedia

  To most people angling is simply sticking a bait onto a hook and reeling in the fish. In reality, it is far more complex than that. There's a whole lot more to catching fish than meets the eye, plus there is a whole array of terms and slang used in fishing that can alienate newcomers and returners. That's why we have ...

  • Advice
  • 24 March 2009

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