Fishing


Fly fishing in deep water is not easy . It requires patience and heaps of practice but the rewards are out there if you can master this discipline . I have a few techniques and observations I can share within this blog . I hope it all makes sense and gets you motivated to get down on it !  Fly fishing in 50 to 60 foot of water with 1.5 knots of tide , wind over tide is an art form and something that I have been trying to perfect for...

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Fiiish Crazy eel

Fiiish Crazy eel


Posted By on Jul 19, 2017

There are plenty of signs that Im getting older , my beard is grey , my eyesight is diminishing , a couple of rouge hairs have even sprouted in my ears . Perhaps more worrying is the fact that I am becoming somewhat set in my ways . The crazy eel might be another example of this.  Its been around for a couple of years now ,my ever kind sponsors Fiiish  UK sent me a batch to play around with and if I am honest I didn’t really...

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5 Nautilus years on Zen2

5 Nautilus years on Zen2


Posted By on Jul 10, 2017

Over the years I have had plenty of clients ask me about how well my fly reels have performed and it seems that over the last few trips everyone has been asking me . So I decided it certainly deserves a mention on my blog . Over the last 12 years I have used and abused so many reels in the saltwater . Vosslers are dead and drags seized , greys rotted out , Abels are solid workhorses but rather heavy and too expensive  . The original...

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Homelands , hopes and fears

Homelands , hopes and fears


Posted By on Jun 6, 2017

After the disappointing Eddystone campaign I really needed a good days fishing so yesterday I went out with fingers crossed  . The tides are dropping out into weak neaps . I have found that the evening flood tides best suit this situation so I decided to fish 1 pm to 9 pm .  My first suggestion was we try surface lures in around 35 foot of water and the first cast of the first drift pulled a big bass straight to the top . The take was...

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Bass fishing Eddystone May 2017

Bass fishing Eddystone May 2017


Posted By on May 31, 2017

May 2017 signalled my 5 th visit to Plymouth , well 6 actually as in 2015 I fished May and September. Every year is slightly different and I always have a few hard days but enough great days to keep me returning year after year. The Stone is a unique place it has an atmosphere of its own . It can be crowded when the bite is on and it can be tedious when the bite is off , one thing that has remained consistent has been the vast volume...

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2017 Mission Statement

2017 Mission Statement


Posted By on Mar 21, 2017

Zen2 , always on a mission . I cant believe its actually spring at last ! Obviously 2016 was somewhat of a disaster for me from July onwards thanks to that wipe out at the skatepark This has been the longest winter ever for me . I just cant wait to get out there again under the cliffs , out on the reefs and most importantly having a good giggle with you guys ! Every year I need new challenges and goals to keep it fresh . This year I...

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A new  horizon for bass ?

A new horizon for bass ?


Posted By on Mar 1, 2017

I confess that I wrote this blog on December 16 th . So I am rather late publishing but it still seems relevant or perhaps more so ?   Today Im just back from the Cornwall IFCA meeting and I have a big grin on my face , at last after God knows how many years of campaigning I was there to witness the show of hands from committee members supporting the netting ban inside our estuaries. This is just one more huge stepping stone on...

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2017 tides

2017 tides


Posted By on Dec 7, 2016

Ok here we have the 2017 tidal curves.These are always popular .  I always seek those up curves from neaps to spring tides first when booking charters on Zen2  then fill in the gaps therafter . Lets hope for a  great year. Lets hope I don’t break any arms or dislocate any shoulders in 2017 ! I will remember 2016 for the wrong reasons, a few of those big bass we landed helped with the memories ....

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There’s nothing more exquisite than watching a fish intercept your fly or lure , rejections are almost as exciting as takes from fish , perhaps more so ? . Im lucky enough to have spent quite some time tropical flats fishing over the years and the sight fishing aspect is the major pull , you just cant beat watching a fish eat your bait   . These days Im far more focused on my domestic bass fishing and the pursuit finds me...

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A call to ” Arms ” !!

A call to ” Arms ” !!


Posted By on Sep 30, 2016

The day started so well on the 30 th july , a dawn patrol out of mylor and plenty of good quality bass landed on surface lures, big bass hitting a Patchinko has to be regarded as the ultimate start to a day  . Later in the day I had my traditional bass Fishermans afternoon kip and decided to go to the skatepark for a session in the bowl , at 7 pm I pushed it too hard , the back wheels skidded out and I slammed side on into the face of...

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