On the 3rd of July, 2015, a pack of eccentric anglers escaped from their cells and wreaked havoc across the Cornish coastline. Thousands of fish were captured across the county and the Prime Minister has expressed his sympathies to the families involved. If you meet any of these anglers, please phone 999 and do not attempt an arrest, especially not on those from up country - they're highly dangerous. Read on for the full story, and be warned, some photo's may be disturbing if you're easily offended...
It's been too long! My legs are starting to stiffen up from no time on the rocks. My right arm which used to be disproportionately larger than my left from casting hefty two gram jig heads has now reached a similar size to it's counterpart. I no longer make references to fish in everyday conversations. Worst of all the scent of Isome now makes me nostalgic!
Thankfully I have loads of pictures from LRF sessions over the summer and the tale of our battles with the French Goby legions to tell.
You may also find in the small print somewhere that Will caught a Topknot (must be photo shop).
The Cornish Lure Festival 2014 was for me a weekend crammed with ecstasy, slimy creatures and awesome people... just no Scorpion Fish!
Will's aunty made the brave decision of inviting me to her wedding. Which just so happened to be on Rame Head, a spot we had heard to be a productive fishing ground.
(This post also contains Light Game from in trees.)
PB LRF Squid, surface fishing for Gobies and recent captures...
My latest LRF sessions, what I've learnt from them and questioning MP George Eustice on what he's doing to help our Bass stocks...
'What a weekend!' were the three recurring words buzzing through my overly stimulated mind by the end of a trip over the Tamar into Cornwall's neighbouring county. With five new species under my belt, having obliterated my Perch PB and biggest LRF fish in the same day, it's safe to say this experience was a big learning curve for me... and in more ways than one!
While strolling across a Cornish field, glowing with a golden hue from the first rays of 'proper' sunshine we've seen all year, a strange thought occurred to me. These chilled out days fishing, without any job to think about, may one day become 'the good old days' that I'll bore Reuben the 3rd (my Grandson) with stories about! (And also my niece, Deneice, and my nephew, Denephew). No doubt I would leave out the minor details, such as how I used to pant like an obese dog in the desert while Will confidently lead the way to most of our Wrasse grounds, and how despite having a record breaking fishing rod, on occasions such as this one Will would obliterate me on the fishing front… But I would of course mention the positive things, like how I managed to get a photo of my hand holding one of Wills Wrasse, so to the people just looking at the photo's - it may come across that I actually caught a decent fish...
Besides Happy New Year!, I'll begin this post by saying that if you were mad enough to brave the ghastly conditions and have been out fishing this Christmas, a chunk of my respect goes out to you. I practically came back crawling on my hands and knees after being defeated by the conditions on the harbour at Lyme Regis, but fortunately in the weeks before the sea became a washing machine I managed to fit in some mini species scrounging sessions, which produced one strange and unexpected species...
A mid sized Ballan Wrasse makes a good account of itself on HRF (Hard Rock Fishing) gear. Bring it down another stage to LRF and it's like trying to control an angry Pit Bull Terrier, on the end of a leash designed for a Chiwawa! But although they may be virtually uncontrollable at times when they're crash diving for the kelp, I reckon they're fairly predictable fish, and are still perfectly targetable at times with LRF gear...
Reuben & Will
Two mad keen teenage lure anglers from Cornwall, with a mission to catch as many fish species on ultra light rods and lures as possible. Reuben writes this blog, does the photography/video and edits the Facebook page - while Will catches most of the fish. He learns mainly from my mistakes, I learn mainly from his success! It's a simple, yet mutually beneficial relationship!