Sea fishing blogs are a rare treasure that are difficult to find but worth the
hunt. To save you the internet expedition we’ve found a few worth telling you about.
Here we’ve got tips to you get started, some inspiration to help get you out there and of course – a fishy tale or two to get you through a winter’s evening.
Waste not want not! If you want to know how to salt down your own lug worm, then look no further! Blog author, ‘Haddock’ is passionate about sea angling – and he knows what he’s talking about too. He aims to catch forty or more species of fish this year and while there’s not long to go to the New Year, he has hooked 36 so far. From Poole to Pembrokeshire, Haddock dips a line all around the South West coast – his posts are engaging and share a wealth of fishing knowledge.
If you fancy trying your hand at charter boat fishing then look no further. With regular posts from skippers, you can keep tabs on who’s catching what and where. The site now boasts a new boat, the Rapid Fisher from Poole, skippered by Paul Smith. A recent spell of fine weather saw her head over to the Isle of Wight where 19lb cod and 15lb Pollack brought smiles all round. For those new to deep sea angling, there’s helpful information on getting started and an exhaustive conservation section promoting responsible fishing.
Sea Fishing and Walking in the UK
How about a spot of fell walking with your angling? The North West, North Wales and Anglesey are the stomping ground for this lover of the great outdoors. It has been a bit too cold for author Stuart to contemplate fishing recently but he still managed a wander on the banks of the River Douglas last weekend. There’s plenty of fishing related content here to keep you busy together with some wonderful nature photography.
Vic Fisher’s Sea Angling Journal
“There’s a fine line between fishing and just standing on a beach looking like an idiot”…writes Vic. He has caught nothing but small Whiting lately but then sea angling can be a frustrating business. Dry wit and a personable writing style make this an engaging read – and it’s nice to know that you are not the only one to go home empty handed from time to time.
David’s Bass Fishing Blog
“Tide rising with the light fading, fishing a shallow runner and on the third or fourth retrieve with lure only a few feet from my rod top one almighty swirl and bang, its fish on !!” Follow the highs and lows of David’s tireless pursuit of that most prized of fish – the sea bass. Based in the South West of Ireland this is an entertaining read combining accounts of fishing adventures with kit reviews and some nice photography.
Whitby Sea Anglers
Nine cod from Saltwick Bay – not a bad tally for a night’s work. Life long sea angler Glenn Kilpatrick shares his experiences as he fishes the North Yorkshire coast from shore, boat and now, by kayak. “First drop down, a weaver fish. I went to cut it off and the thing jumped in the air and landed on my hand – Ouch !!!” says Glenn of one of his kayaking experiences – but once he’d got over the pain, he didn’t do too badly!
“The task in hand today was to lift Jabula out of the harbour and into Rhyl Boat Yard for it’s Winter holiday.” Hoisting boats into or out of the water is fun when it all goes according to plan. Thankfully for blog author, Mike – it turned out to be a text book manoeuvre – as the photos and you tube clip show. This blog contains an eclectic mix of fishing, chickens, and some fairly serious partying. He’s from Rhyl and he drives a Scirocco…need we say more?
Sea Kayak Angler
“It was an overcast and misty day but The cliffs still looked pretty amazing albeit with the absence of the birds.” Ken Oliver’s depiction of a day’s paddling off the coast of North Yorkshire relies heavily on photographic evidence rather than wordy descriptions – but it works. And if you ever wondered how exactly people manage to fish from kayaks then this is well worth a look.
I’m not usually an angler that like’s to set myself a target but this year I decided to try and catch Bass every month of the year. We are now obviously most of the way through that year and I am happy to report that, up until now… Take a look to see if Richards success follows through to the end of the year!
This blog is a mixed affair of session reports, kit reviews or just my general fishing thoughts – everyone needs a happy place and this blog is mine! A blog which is very luring, be it Perch, Pollack or Pike!
If there’s a blog that you think we’ve missed – please send me an email @ firstname.lastname@example.org.