After a years break from guiding and a pretty tireless journey to become a better all round multi species angler and I can now confirm that it’s on!
I have spent hundreds of hours often alone searching new locations and pushing my limits.
It’s fair to say I now have the confidence and knowledge to widen the guiding playing field and offer more options/species
You’ll see how I fish and the tweaks I do to make things happen and get the results. I fish hard and concentrate a 100% of the time and never get distracted or even look at my phone when things aren’t happening, this school of thought has undoubtedly made a difference to my achievements
I now have a firm obsession with the Conger Eel and being schooled by the British shore record holder has definitely rubbed off on me gaining decades worth of knowledge in a few years, there is NOTHING like the pull of a decent Conger especially fishing in depths of 90 feet they are brutal predators and have my upmost respect, my PB Conger is 30 pounds which I landed myself last February. The fight was incredible and I was exhausted after the long battle something I’ll never forget. Safety is paramount when targeting Eels and there is a lot can go wrong, I will only use a gaff when absolutely necessary and always release the snakes after capturing.
Rock hopping for big specimen Ballan Wrasse is another big fairly recent passion of mine and I will guarantee fish with my style of vertical jigging or your money back!, these brutes go like stink on ultra light gear and you need a fairly decent level of fitness if you want to join me on the rocks, again it’s catch picture and release.
Mullet Fishing, impossible mission? Not at all!, I’m still working them out after 20 years that’s the beauty of the grey ghosts and I have had specimens January February and March this year before moving onto other species, mullet fishing is really intense never boring and you feel like a kid again stalking these magnificent sporting fish.
Bass fishing hmmm now there’s a sport!, I’ve kind of been there and done that for over 30 years now, I realise that the lure market is the biggest draw these days for Bass fishing but there are a hell of a lot of novice anglers out there who have never caught a Bass and would love to.
I’ve been lucky enough to catch 5 double figure bass over the years and plenty of high singles, Every bass anglers dream is a 10 pound fish, you’ve certainly got a better chance of that picking the right conditions using big baits and I know where the big girls hang out!
Available from End of April depending on COVID-19 restrictions and guidance from the Angling Trust.
These stunning looking silver missiles put Bass to shame when it comes to pure speed and direction change, fast becoming the new Mediterranean game fish here in the Uk.
This fish my P.B at 5 pounds really tested my light gear and me!
I am renowned for being a bit OTT and yes I do get a bit excited when i hook up but that’s honestly how fishing makes me feel.
You really need a positive mental attitude when fishing and a belief that you are going to catch!
I get a massive buzz helping other anglers achieve there target-species.