The Rise of UK Sea Fishing Tackle

Sea Fishing48-hours after the Tackle & Guns Show and I’m left with the opinion that perhaps saltwater anglers have done best in terms of new tackle developments this year (maybe carp anglers last year). The sheer volume of new sea fishing gear, from budget to ultra high-end was noticeable and I’ve been trying to understand, why 2010/2011? First thoughts were towards a trend caused by the economy – but what? I guess sea angling stands out amongst other disciplines because it is perhaps the most accessible area of the sport where you can actually catch food for the table – that certainly seems plausible given the trend in home grown fruit and veg. Maybe all those celebrity chefs Continue reading “The Rise of UK Sea Fishing Tackle”

Modern Bass Fishing Tackle from Sea Angler & Veals

Personally, I don’t normally buy Sea Angler magazine these days due to a lack of innovative content but I have to congratulate the guys over at Sea Angler HQ for a wonderful May/June publication. The reason why issue 453 stands out is that it features a 35-page special on bass tackle and techniques – in fact the only reason I picked it up from the newsagent shelf was that the cover showed some Japanese, Varivas braid and a fancy looking lure. A quick flick through revealed articles on plugging estuaries from the boat, and an interesting looking review of modern bass fishing by Henry Gilbey, complete with shots of a Tenryu Red Dragon Express, a Van Staal and a box Continue reading “Modern Bass Fishing Tackle from Sea Angler & Veals”