IMA Soft Plastic Lures

ImaYou may not have heard of IMA before, unless you’re already reasonably interested in lure fishing. In comparison to lure manufacturers like Rapala, IMA is the new kid on the block and part of a cool, new wave of tackle manufacturers reaching our shores from Japan. The cool kids love them. Anoraks like me love them. But best of all, the fish seem to love them too. Out of Continue reading “IMA Soft Plastic Lures”

Fishing on Holiday? LRF, the Perfect Travel Companion

LRF Lizard FishFishing 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”

Lures for Plaice Fishing

Plaice on a LureIf you follow Fishing Tackle UK, you might have noticed that we got a bit carried away with the LRF (Light Rock Fish) style of ultralight lure fishing last year. It consumed our angling activities and became a constant distraction from other exciting types of fishing. While my passion for LRF continues to grow, at the beginning of 2012 we made an active, healthy, decision to make HRF (Hard Rock Fish) an intended focus this year.

Yesterday, our Continue reading “Lures for Plaice Fishing”

Art of Fishing Plymouth – LRF Nirvana

Art of Fishing FlyerThis past weekend saw us travel over 150 miles to visit a tackle shop in Plymouth. Why? Because this was the grand opening of a special kind of store. One that gives us a rare glimpse of what tackle shops should be like. One for the modern angler.

Granted, the new Art of Fishing shop in Plymouth is specialist. It only sells tackle to lure fishermen and women. But Ben Field, the owner, has made a tremendous effort in sourcing a fantastic range of lure fishing equipment from around the globe and making it accessible to UK anglers. Continue reading “Art of Fishing Plymouth – LRF Nirvana”

New Soft Plastics from Jacks LRF Tested on Perch

Jacks Own Sperm TailsFinally got the chance to test out a batch of new lures from Jacks LRF today. I’ve wanted to try them out on the local Perch population for some time now but a frozen canal and other commitments have meant I’ve had to wait. Having said that, by the time I actually got to wet a line I had my game plan all mapped out.

Plan was to test three styles of Jacks Own lures:

  • Mega Darters
  • Sperm Tails
  • Baby Minnows

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