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Cliff Brown, 01733 353364 Email: cliff.brown@kelsey.co.uk Dave Lewis, Email: david.lewis21@hotmail.com Mark Hyde Thanks to all our other contributors in this issue: Dave Barham, Scott Belbin, Tony Burman, Chris Clark, Mark Crame, Tom England, P
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Win A Pack Of Dragon Baits Ragworms
The best two pictures, selected by the Sea Angler team, will earn the sender 1lb of rag, worth £15 plus p&p, from farmed bait specialist, Dragon Baits. Please include your name and address when submitting your photograph to sa.ed@kelsey. co.uk. T
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Q&A LIGHT ROCK FISHING
Q: What should I be looking for when I fish a rocky shoreline for the first time and what species should I be targeting? PADDY WILLIAMS, OKEHAMPTON, DEVON DS says: Firstly, make sure you are safe. Some anglers wear lifejackets. No fish is worth
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Announcement
Due to curtailed nature of the 2020 match fishing season, along with many events being cancelled since March, and continual changes to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be no relegation from the 2020 Premier Division. Those with 20 or more points in
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The Man They Call… Cod God
WHEN THE WINTER cod arrive on the south bank of the River Humber one angler’s success over recent years stands out above the rest. His name is Phil Deitch, and his exploits have earned him the nickname of the ‘Cod God’. It doesn’t matter what height
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Out There
FISHERMAN’S FRIEND: After a days’s fishing off West Wittering beach, West Sussex, kayak angler John Burton gives his dog a ride on the Feel Free Moken. The angler from nearby Chichester had used light gear to catch nine school bass, four mackerel and
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Q&A BOAT ANGLING
Q: The variety of attractors and their colours seem endless and sometimes very confusing. Are there any best colours for attracting specific species, particularly cod or plaice? WILLIAM JOHNSON, SYCHDYN, FLINTSHIRE DL says: When inquisitive flatf
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Sea League
There were plenty of fish to keep competitors busy at Aldeburgh, but mostly undersized whiting. The fish that counted consisted of whiting, dabs, flounders, pouting and rockling. The top three, who were in the same section, all caught 21 fish, with w
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Secrets Of Success
There are reasons for Phil’s obvious success in catching cod and, as with many other top anglers, it can be attributed to tackle, rigs, bait and, of course, a good understanding of watercraft. His favourite rod is a Daiwa Tournament 134 teamed with
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Estuary Cod - The Need For Speed
UPTIDING IN MOST OF OUR estuaries during the winter can provide some brilliant cod sport. I have caught numerous cod from the Mersey, Bristol Channel and Thames Estuary over the but more recently have been focusing my efforts on the River Humber, bec
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Q&A KAYAK FISHING
Q: I hear about a lot about carbon paddles. What types of paddles are there and what are their advantage and disadvantages? How much do they cost? JAMES KEMP, NORTH SHIELDS, TYNE & WEAR MC says: A kayak paddle is something that can become a lot
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How It Works
With £10,000 in tackle prizes spread over the two divisions, points, based on entries, are awarded to the top three, section winners and captors of the largest fish caught in each designated Penn match. Penn also awards a prize of a Spinfisher fixe
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The Wonder Of Worms
WITHOUT DOUBT, BLOW LUGWORMS ARE the most popular shore fishing bait among UK sea anglers. The worms inhabit the more sheltered areas of lee beaches that are protected from the prevailing weather and they’ll heavily populate wide expanses of inner es
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Bait Selection
Winter estuary codling are not too fussy when it comes to food, so bait choice is relatively easy. Because of the sheer number of fish usually found at this time of year, competition for food is high. The traditional straight lugworm, lug tipped with
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The Baiting Tool
SOFT BAITS have an annoying habit of being difficult to get on the hook and then to make them stay there. This baiting tool is the ideal solution. The baiting tool, this one is from Tronixpro, is a great help when mounting soft baits such as shellf
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Sea League 2021
Are you registered to compete for a share in the annual £10,000 worth of prizes in the 2021 Penn Sea League? Shore match fishing’s most popular event runs from January 1 to December 31, and, if you have not registered before, now’s the chance to qua
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Conger Kingdom
THINK OF CONGER EELS AND you’ll most likely decide they are a species of rugged ground. It’s the obvious conclusion, yet these hard-fighting fish can be unpredictable and turn up at unusual locations. It means the angler with a good knowledge of the
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At Last! A Day Out At Sea
As soon as we heard that the marina at Grimsby was going to open, Roger Cooling and I met up for a weather check – the trip was on. Joining us for the day was Roger’s workmate, Nathan Lee, and our mutual friend Roger Tipple. Having not fished the Hum
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Conger Eel
ONE OF many brilliant lines in the 1986 classic movie ‘Crocodile Dundee’ was when Mick Dundee, played by Paul Hogan, was asked if we can actually eat iguana? “Yeah sure,” he replied in his coarse Aussie drawl, “you can eat it, but it tastes like S$%£
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What's On
Your at-a-glance match events planner • = Penn Sea League Please note that some of these matches may have been cancelled, rescheduled or postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions. • 1: Holt SAC New Year open, Kelling, Tony 07780 793141 or thomasamt@
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Need To Know
Knoll Beach is one of four miles of beaches at Studland Bay, which ends at the Old Harry Rocks, where the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site begins. The venue can be approached from either the car ferry at Sandbanks or from Swanage. The car park at K
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Greg Bowes
HAVING STARTED SEA fishing as a young boy, catching silver eels from the River Rumney near his home in Cardiff, Greg Bowes could never have imagined he would pioneer the idea of using a mothership to take him and his kayak many miles offshore to fish
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Swinging The Lead
THE ROAD TO SUCCESS PART 10 The big benefit of off-ground casting is that you can set yourself, the rod, leader and sinker into exactly the same starting positions every cast. It is a simple ABC process that provides a solid footing for launching t
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Fishing Is Part Of Whole Experience
THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF     fishing is being there and most of all knowing how to enjoy being there. So why do we fish, it certainly isn’t because we want to eat all which we catch. My family don’t even like fish – unless it’s wrap
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Catch Some Winter Rays
MENTION ST OSYTH beach to any self-respecting sea angler and it will send a shiver of anticipation down their spine. Located on the Essex coast, it has always been regarded as a summer venue for big bass, thornback rays and giant stingrays. The fishi
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Huss Save The Day
BULL HUSS ARE ONE OF several species increasing in both numbers and range of distribution, with their readiness to take a bait making this chunky fish a popular catch among boat anglers. I’ve certainly noticed they are more numerous in my local Brist
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First Look
RRP: FROM £2 PER PACK The original Surf and Uptide hooks. These are chemically sharpened and have a forged bend. Featuring a black nickel finish with a straight eye, they are the perfect weight and shape for uptide fishing as well as being a superb
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Time Machine
A cocktail of squid and cuttlefish produced a 27lb cod for Ian Leese, of Chalgrove, Oxfordshire, while fishing The Needles, Isle of Wight, on Rob Thompson’s Shogun, out of Lymington, Hampshire. There was a 25lb 8oz cod caught out of Newhaven, East
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Need To Know
St Osyth is a couple of miles south-west of Clacton-on-Sea. Head for St Osyth village via the A12 and A120 and follow the signs to Hutley’s beach. A short drive through the caravan park will see you passing the Sailor Boy public house. There is a fre
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Beware Of The Bull
LARGE BULL SHARKS ARE considered responsible for the majority of near-shore attacks on people, including many which have been wrongly attributed to other species. Found in warm, shallow waters along coasts and in rivers all around the world, the bull
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