Chasing the Plaice

Chasing the Plaice

The UK has a great tournament scene for kayak anglers, offering a variety of formats, venues and styles of fishing. Some of these have very large prize tables and attract up to 150 kayak anglers from around the country. Others have no prize at all but are fought over...
Squid Jigging in the U.K.

Squid Jigging in the U.K.

We have had some glorious weather over the last week which has seen me making a couple of sea launches in search of the Spring staple, the plaice. However, when leaving the tackle shop on my way to the launch site last Saturday the owner George suggested I take a...
Fishing in the fog

Fishing in the fog

Normally I would never think of launching in the fog but once in a while, when everything else seems perfect I’ll go for it and often when you take these chances it pays off. The last few weeks have seen me fishing Clacton on the east coast of the UK. Initially the...
The Start of Summer

The Start of Summer

One of the first signs of summer on the U.K. fishing scene is the much-anticipated arrival of the bream. The inshore reefs can be devoid of fish over the spring, but then with one tide a few bream start to show and over the next few days they arrive in numbers. The...

A Guide to River Piking

October is traditionally the start of the winter piking season, and a time that I usually change my approach from lures to dead baits.   Over the last couple of seasons I have had plenty of big double figure fish from the Norfolk Broads and the river Thames, but...

Big Kayak Skate

A quick video edit of catching large Common Skate on the kayak. These fish were averaging 100lb or more and had to be hauled up from depths up to 450ft. Baits were huge, often a couple of pollack lashed together and tipped off with a few big octopus. This is a bucket...

Mullet Madness

I’ve been meaning to make a mullet fishing video for a while now, but this most elusive of fish has never played ball. That all changed at the weekend when I got everything right and had 13 mullet in three hours, helping me win the Christchurch Grand Slam...

Pitsford Slamming

The Pitsford Grand Slam is my favourite of the U.K. Freshwater tournaments. Organised by the Ocean Kayak Team, it takes place over a weekend, with wild camping and barbacues. The aim is to catch a pike, perch and trout from the magnificent venue with results being...