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  • 22 Oct 2018

    They say the best trips are the unplanned ones! That Tuesday I had the day off work to sort out some personal things and was done in a couple of hours. As always I rang my mate Wayne Leason for a chat and it turned out the he was at a loose end so we hatched a plan to get ready as fast as we could and head over to Wales in time for the tide. Now I...

  • 10 Oct 2018

    Home at last … after a week’s camping in Devon, I walked through the door and took one look at the weather and tide tables and realized that there was only one thing to do – Get out there!  Rapidly unloaded the camping gear and loaded back up with fishing gear having arranged to meet up with Carl Golding, things looked perfect for Pagham chasing...

  • 1 Oct 2018

    Every year for the last 11 years I’ve made the long journey to the Island of Uløya and our base at Havnnes Handelssted the most northerly trading post in Norway. Situated some 350 Miles into the arctic circle and steeped in a rich history of fishing and fish production, its a natural haven .   It’s pretty much a stunningly beautiful wilderness and...

  • 27 Sep 2018

    It was Friday night and a mid-July weekend was almost upon us, what a scorcher it was looking to be! Most unusually for me, I had managed to find myself with the prospect of a Saturday afternoon to spare, even more unusually, my long suffering brother-in-law Chris also had the afternoon free; An opportunity too good to be missed! We had a quick...

  • 21 Sep 2018

    The plan was to fish Sunday 26th August 2018 down at Chesil Beach, I had fresh Blacks ordered at Lagoon Tackle & Bait for Saturday morning, but this plan soon flew out the window when the weather forecast that would make Chesil un-fishable on Sunday. So, a mad dash down to pick up my Blacks on Friday morning and it was game-on Saturday. Alarm...

  • 28 Aug 2018

    A recent guiding/ coaching session for Taunton lady angler Judy Payne. After a couple of disappointing monthly session for Judy. I was starting to question my ability in leading Judy to a session with a fish. Tips ,tricks and techniques on venues not a problem, getting a fish on the hook seemed a frustrating thing. Thankfully things turned out...

  • 13 Aug 2018

    After a long-settled spell of weather here in sunny old Sussex the fishing has been hard at times, however it looked like things might be on the change. I was keeping an eye on ‘Hector’ that was going to be short and sweet on Thursday morning, with his strong South Westerly winds dropping off that evening that should leave plenty of movement and...

  • 25 Jul 2018

    Shark Fishing with John Locker, Andy and Matt Gouriet Penzance was put back on the map last year after an absolutely colossal Blue shark of 256lbs was caught on board Bite Adventures and claimed a new British record. The photo of the four friends cradling the massive blue went viral online… and the boat seemed have the habit of getting among the...

  • 16 Jul 2018

    5 July 2018Light NW backing SWLW 04.30 – 1.37mHW 10.30 – 4.29m Earlier in the year I upgraded my fishing boat from a 14ft Orkney 440 to a 16ft Orkney 520, the hope being that the larger vessel and engine would allow me the opportunity to venture further offshore in search of fish. Previously I had done most of my anchor fishing in around 50-80ft...

  • 9 Jul 2018

    Summer is upon us and the wrasse should now be back inshore in good numbers. There are multiple ways to target this species, with the most popular being to ledger, float fish or target them by lure. I am personally a big fan of targeting the species by float and have enjoyed much success in doing so, that said however, I have often found that the...

  • 3 Jul 2018

    Growing up in the North East, Conger fishing was not something I had known much about, save the old fisherman tales you would hear on the quay about “Huge serpents from the deep that could bite through a fish box”. Ha! Ha! I remember seeing my first proper Eel as a teenager taking fish out of a salmon net on the rocks in Whitby, Yorkshire - the...

  • 6 Jun 2018

    We enjoyed an incredible competition in round two of the Bossington and Porlock League. Anglers travelling from all over the South West of England and Wales attended this match, which produced one hundred and seventeen sizable fish, accumulating to a massive match total weight of 293lb. Our contest was all pegged and zoned with one zone at Porlock...

  • 21 May 2018

    Recently I had an enquiry from the grandparents of 10 year old local boy Corey Brody for a fishing lesson. Corey had shown signs of interest in fishing but with no family members that fish they were at a lost end . With Corey being autistic this complicated it a little . It is proved that engaging in something of interest is a real benifit for...

  • 16 Apr 2018

      Two of the latest products to hit the Cox & Rawle Range – Rig Clip 90 and Rig Clip 90 UE!       Many people will have seen other versions of these clips so it's worth explaining what makes ours different.    - We are using high grade stainless steel wire for strength and security   - As hook makers, eyes are important to us so you will...

  • 8 Nov 2017

    The old adage goes – “You get exactly what you pay for.”  So consider, if something is really cheap you should wonder whether it’s really good value for money.  It’s with this in mind that we set out to grow our rig business in 2011.  We decided that we wanted to offer value for money rather than the cheapest rigs in the business.  That’s why we...

  • 6 Oct 2017

    Just a few words on what Cox and Rawle have to offer Cod Fisherman in the 2017/18 season. If you tie your own rigs you’ll want to find yourself a good line and components, this will ensure that your rigs last and keep catching that fish! We recommend Hi-Seas Grand Slam Mono as it holds a good knot and is hardy enough to land a big fish in extreme...

  • 18 Sep 2017

    Cox & Rawle recently co-sponsored The Flatfish Open held on 3 September 2017 at Burnham on Sea in the Bristol Channel. Organised by Channel Anglers SAC this was the first ever Flatfish only competition fished in the Severn Estuary. The local fishing club decided to take advantage of the recent influx of Dover sole in Bridgewater Bay - the...

  • 6 Sep 2017

    Light NW Wind - With the forecast building in the afternoon. Small Tide - LW 0925 / 1.8m // HW 1545 / 4.4m John Locker had planned to spend a day at anchor on a mark of rough ground. Feathered up some fresh mackerel on the way out and kept a couple of joeys alive in a bucket on the off-chance I could put a live-bait down. As I neared my mark I cut...

  • 31 Jul 2017

    At Cox & Rawle we pride ourselves on the quality of our Rig Making and that we are always improving our Rigs for that our customers catch more fish! The Cod Season is coming soon and if this year is anything like last year the Cod will be bigger and fishermen will be keen to land big fish!! So we are now introducing the Improved Cod Rig, in...

  • 12 Dec 2016

    It's now mid November I'm lying on my bed at a tiny lodge in the middle of the African bush ,staring at the ceiling fan spinning, I'm sweating profusely, outside I can hear a pack of wild dogs attacking what sounds like an wild boar (bush pig) I'm not brave enough to venture outside to investigate the screams of this poor beast, or perhaps I've...

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