• 6 May 2019

    John Locker – Falmouth, Cornwall With the poor weather we’ve been experiencing over the past weeks I was very glad of settled conditions matching up with a good neap tide. The plan was to get out to some offshore wrecks and see what they were fishing like; None of the smaller inshore vessels had managed to get out, so there could well be nothing?...

  • 18 Apr 2019

      As Spring unfolds a warming grip and daylight hours increase we can leave the cold chilly late winter months behind as a distant memory. Many UK Anglers are chomping at the bit for some fast action to inject enthusiasm and passion back into the system, especially after the testing early months of 2019.  Twenty years ago, there was a species that...

  • 6 Apr 2019

    Thousands of anglers have been hitting the South Coast of England recently in their search for early season Plaice. Growing in popularity, thanks to the settled weather and promotion by catch reports on social media, their participation in this particular species hunt has never been greater. We caught up with one of our West Country PRO-Team...

  • 5 Mar 2019

    First Thornbacks of 2019 After a hard week at work Friday and an early finish gave me a chance to catch up with my fishing buddy Alex - we planned on checking out a couple of new marks to see if there were any Thornbacks in the River Dee.     We were fishing 2 hours either side of high water (normally I’d fish it at fish low water) Highwater was...

  • 29 Nov 2018

    “The time had come the Walrus said” to take my first ever trip to Norway with friends Dave Collins and Martin Doe – we started the trip from Gatwick and were an hour late leaving Gatwick so in Oslo Airport came close to missing our flight to Bodo! Needless to say, we made but our luggage didn’t, so after sorting car out and travelling 20 minutes...

  • 20 Nov 2018

    With the winter Cod fishing guiding season here, I always like to get out and test the waters and get a bit of action in and freshen up on the motions of cod fishing and possibly find a new gulley to target before taking out my clients to many of my sacred Cod holes.   Recently, I suspected the autumn Codling were in at one of my favourite local...

  • 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...