Fishing on holiday just got a whole lot easier for me.
Just to clarify, we’re not talking about ‘Fishing Holidays’ here, with intense angling itineraries and perhaps lavish tackle purchases for taking-on the highly targeted game fish of your choice – we’re talking average family holidays abroad.
I’m sure we share the same dilemmas every holiday. You’re an avid fisherman. You love fishing. You love fish. And consequently you always try to book a holiday near the coast in the hope you’ll find time to flex the Continue reading “Fishing on Holiday? LRF, the Perfect Travel Companion”
I’m lucky enough to find myself in Greece this September – the best time of year for fish and fishing in this beautiful part of the world. The travel rod remains split down in my suitcase but I’ve already seen a few hungry looking palegics whilst snorkeling, along with a lone sea bass sat over a bed of eel grass waiting his moment to strike at an injured baitfish. Needless to say I can’t wait to get the lure box out.
In the meantime, in between my duties as honourable partner to the ever fish-tolerent Estelle, I console myself by reading a local fishing magazine to get the flavour. I say ‘read’ lightly as the text may as well be invisible to me – but the pictures are good! The magazine Continue reading “Inchiku, Madai & Kabura Jigging Techniques in Greece”
Those of you that follow my Twitter posts (Tweets) will know that I have just returned from a break in Corfu, Greece. As ever, a highlight for me in any trip abroad is a visit to a Tackle Shop – in this case I visited a couple of stores in Corfu Town.
I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of kit on offer. In terms of lures there were the expected brands like Rapala and Yo-Zuri, but also Lucky Craft, Smith and Shimano Butterfly Jigs. I also found a Ryobi Safari big game fixed spool which really is top-flight tackle. Rod choice on the other hand was a bit limited where I looked.
I had one item on my shopping list and I’m glad to say I got what I wanted. I’ve been attracted by a new type of jigging, originating in Japan. I’m not actually sure what the official name for it is yet but Shimano’s range of suited lures is named ‘Lucanus’. There are also ranges from Daiwa (Conch Jigs) amongst others. The only kind I’d managed to purchase in the UK was a Yabai Jig from Williamson – set me back a pretty penny too (£9). In Corfu I managed to purchase one of these jigs from a brand I’ve never come across before now – Alpha Tackles – the packaging says they are Japan made. I’m not so sure the quality is up to that but either way I was happy with a 100g version for 7 Euro. The model is a ‘Sea Grand – Salty Rubber Jig’. I’ll hopefully report how these perform next season. Continue reading “Tackle Discoveries in Greece”