How to catch Bass

How to catch Bass (And other species)


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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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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Treble hooks suck !

Treble hooks suck !


Posted By on Jul 26, 2015

Im not too sure how long it is now since I made the decision to switch to single hooks on my hard lures ? I guess it has to be a couple of years now . I do still have a few lures in the box with treble hooks but as they corrode they always get replaced with single hooks . Heres the reasons why and my  findings and feelings on the subject Fish care  If you fish with treble hooks its only a matter of time until you will experience fish...

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First Decade

First Decade


Posted By on Feb 18, 2015

It has only this week suddenly dawned on me that I have managed to pull this off for 10 years ! I have just had a quick scroll back through some images from various chapters within the last decade , some of which seem like 20 years ago. I guess that means I have been keeping busy . Ten years ago I launched uksaltwaterflies.com from the spare bedroom at our old house overlooking Porthleven harbour . I had run out of options in Cornwall...

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Today the windows and doors a rattling and the lights occasionally flicker as a storm passes over lands end . Twenty four hours ago we were heading out at 20 knots over a flat calm sea with high hopes. The great thing about fishing this deep into the winter is that you can quite easily find yourself fishing at dusk and a dawn in the same session. You have to drop everything and grab those holes in the weather and make the most of the...

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2015 Tidal Curves

2015 Tidal Curves


Posted By on Dec 8, 2014

Ok here we have the 2015 tidal curves , I always seek those up curves from neaps to spring tides first when booking charters on Zen2 . Lets hope for another great year !!                                     ...

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Gold Bars

Gold Bars


Posted By on Oct 1, 2014

September was crap ! What a wash out it was. I cant remember a worse one ever. We only had one bass over 6 Lb from a month of solid fishing , not even that many around either . Well its now October , the days are getting much shorter , the air is clammy and damp after 6 pm at night . Even the air is getting ‘Bassy” This is it now , let prime season begin .The last couple of days have been 10 plus Bass days and  after a...

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Go Big !! Fiiish Minnow finesse Part 2

Go Big !! Fiiish Minnow finesse Part 2


Posted By on Aug 22, 2014

Here we are now getting towards the end of August . Its been a great summer. A zillion Tons of Whitebait and Mackerel are drifting back and forth on the tides. Its great to see so much life in the water but it can cause problems at times, theres so much food around that the Bass are just feeding in short intense bursts then laying up in between . It can be hard to tempt a 15 year old fish to eat some plasterzole when it has a bounty...

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