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Sunday, February 9, 2014

IMA Scarecrow Pencil Jointed Super Lure

At Last a company that has took on a pattern that has been ignored by the Revelation of MODERN LURE FISHING apart from the Jackson jointed effort a casting lure,basically the modern lure scene emerged in 2004 in the UK and Ireland at which point the rapala and the SJT were the kings of Jointed Bass Lure fishing ,,now this new jointed IMA lure has been developed in Japan and i must say looks great a certain match for the SJT with a very similar action and we all Know how good the SJT is ,,even though past over by the modern scene,to this day the SJT is a top Bass Lure and this jointed lure from japan seems to emulate the pre Era ,,,,,

Take a Look at the action of the Scarecrow in the video and you will see the resemblance with the pre modern era of jointed Bass lures i am really exited about this lure i would say not a great caster at 15g but for surface shallow and sheltered estuary lure fishing a killer

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Travel Rod a set of golf clubs and a Turkey

Travel rods seem to be a fishing tool that is a necessity but can be so expensive well after breaking my AFAW 8ft travel rod a couple of seasons back i was very disappointed that the tip of the MK1 could not be replaced ,,so beware well i decided any travel rod could do so i went on EBay to have a look ,,
The Trully 240 MH High Performance
So just have a look at what i got from china ,,,, sent me for 35 quid from china fishing ,all i can say 5years ago this rod would be £250 and the revelation of all time,,, high performance Travel rod i wont only use this rod on my travels that's for sure.

Here is my Son Arron on the 18th Green at the Montgomerie MAXX ROYAL Turkey
shooting a level 72 Par well done mate


Turkey always amazes me with some of the best sunsets in the world The fishing was not that good but theres always next time

Had a great time in turkey and the Travel Rod was Brilliant Cheers till next time Gee

Sunday, January 19, 2014

The Pool Of Death

The Pool of death ,,,,this video was shot a couple of miles upstream from my place on the Blackwater last may,, a diverse place for wild life and in the middle of summer where i have nailed a few schoolie Bass off the top and seen Mullet to double figures caught on the float, This estuary as all others really get me going mabey its the crossover from fresh to salt its just very interesting with the fresh to sea thing and i know its difficult and boy its a devil to work out expecially where the Bass are concerened ,,but with my experience in the world of fishing and expertise in exploring esturine enviroments i am going to try to work it out using my blog as a media ,,, just take a look at the pool of death video and you will then get that feeling of what the Hell,,,
So did yo like that ,,great there were carp and other of not only fresh but sea water species as well swimming side by side in the brine of the estuary,, all the best and tight lines till next time Gee

Monday, January 13, 2014

New Beginnings

Well i am sat here at my desk in our new home ,yes moved again ,and cannot believe that it was 5 years since Carol,Arron and i left Ireland the ups and downs of them last few years and the massive demise of Ireland as a viable country to live in. Now we as a family can say we are not going back to ireland any time soon as far as we are concerned a chapter that is now closed. We are very settled in our new home alongside the Blackwater and there are exiting times ahead,,


River Blackwater at Dawn (MALDON ESSEX)

So,what about that sunrise this morning over the blackwater could not resist it ,a rising tide at dawn love that senario pity its January but i am sure the Bass and other species will be on the move soon enough Below theres a few lures i have been testing out today sent down from a mate of mine in Bridlington ,Andy Barmby thanks mate , had a little giggle when i opened the package then with a second glance these lures similar to the pencil lures i have moaned about for years but looked strong ,well made with diverse colouring and weight  

AYU Colour 30g Sinking Pencil Bait (HANDMADE)
Got the AYU Pencil wound up on the cast and off it shot a country mile first thoughts were typical North Yorkshire Design a sinking lure with no real movement on a streight retrieve lead out lead in sort of way but still a great colour in the water, next cast found a whole different lure with just a flick of he wrist and a constant retrieve the lure walked subsurface with darts that even pushed he lure airborn without even trying these lures are a proper fishermans lure that can be controlled by the angler,well done Andy with the construction and application i have a couple of marks lined up for this lure and i am sure the pencils will have their day i am sure. To contact Andy to have a chat about these lures catch him on 07548656173you wont be dissapointed .. Tight lines Till next time Gee

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

For a blind Bass Angler

I would just like to say all of you that follow my ramblings on this blog i am sorry for not been around for a while i have not been too well of late but i am on the mend now ,in my absence though i found these great sunglasses and when you are getting on a bit like me and your eyes stop focusing but you still want to get out there Fishing these are just the job,,



i have a Pair of Costa De Mar 580s and the polarisation brings a whole new sub surface world to you they are the Best around and i rate the tops Get them here Absolute fishing  in Ireland ,,Costa De Mar the best that a fact but when you need a bi focal,,






These Predator Sunglasses are Polaroid and have a bi-focal feature i saw theses and i just thought give it a go and i could not believe how good they really are have a look at special eyes  they have opened a whole new world for me and my lure changing,knot tying i can actually see what lure i am using now!!!!ha ha ,,

the specification is at the bottom of the page certainly worth a look.



Style: Predator



Unique sports / fishing / para glider sunglasses Brown tinted polarised bifocal lens

Tortoiseshell brown cameo frame

Innovative lower magnifying segment 'built-in' to the lenses

Aids the tying of hooks and lures

Wrap-around sun protection

Polarised lenses reduce irritating reflections and glare

Size: H = 38mm, W = 60mm, O = 132mm

Choose: +1.50 +1.75+3.00Buy a pair now for £13.99!

 Thanks for now ,,,Gee



Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Gambia on the Beach

Our Impressions of the Gambia,long sandy beaches,hot sunshine,Lazy days ,i took some spinning gear with a few plugs and hoped for the best


 Carol my wife below enjoying a few rays and looking good we beach bummed it for our full week out there,i was watching the surf line like a hawk but the first couple of days but nothing,
 Here's my other woman below, Stella she came a long for the ride too and was always at the ready up in the canopy of our sun umbrella,on the 4th day i saw a few bait fish and risers around 150 yds off a reef at low i clipped on a Seaspin P120Q surface lure and made my way up the barren beach ,the rising fish looked a good size so out went the flashing plate surface lure was looking good but not far enough out ,,then BANG!!!fish on it came out of nowhere and then was off,felt a tidy fish Then BANG!! FISH ON again!! just back of the small surf line the seaspin surface flashing plate was certainly doing ok,,,these fish are certainly leap and fight like mad when hooked ,frequently slipping the hook,,



I had a lot of takes on the surface lure and was brilliant sport for the Fish the natives of the Gambia call the Nine-Bone, elops Senegalensis





Above the Seaspin P120Q in Flashing Plate i think in ghost a lure to be used in Ultra Bright conditions it certainly got the Bones attention this day,have a look here for a nice action with the lure,,

 Above a Nine-Bone of around 4lbs a fish species that gave me a load of enjoyment down on the reef and the beach difficult to keep on the hook but great sport on the surface lures,,
Check out seaspin lures here http://www.seaspin.com/ some really nice stuff,,



Friday, April 6, 2012

The Gambia Experience

My Experience of Fishing and Holidays in the Gambia goes back to the late eighties in those days it seemed a place that was so far away i had seen John Wilson on the TV and that's what i wanted to do i contacted Mark Longster some Reports Here on the white warrior for some boat fishing he did the business way back then a really experienced guy that could put you on the Fish. 
Below a 31lb Cassava which is a pretty large fish for the species,but really i don't want to go back to then i am a angler that looks forward and on the 16th of April i will be revisiting The Gambia with My wife Carol, a special treat for me ,and the rods will be coming too,,but here is a couple of pictures from those days,,not always been a Bass Man ,,



31LB Cassava on Bait fishing with Mark Longster in 1989
  I Did take to the beaches in those days and the Red Snappers were common and were great sport on the beachcasters on the night trips ,i also had a snapper off mark longsters boat of 28lbs that took a  Rapala J11 stationary off the top ,,
a fine snapper off the shore Gambia 1988
 Some times the African trophy shot can get out of hand ,,,,,,Here the Barracuda were going mental on the boat with snapper and cassava ,but for me just happy memories of times gone by ,,,
Over 200LBS of fish for the locals in the area,,,Trophy shots not my style in todays Bass world
 The Barracuda came thick and Fast but just buggered your lures but great sport ,,

 And below the main reason i am going back to the Gambia on the 16th of April,, Carol my Wife ,,thanks love what a brilliant i love you Present ,,so lets hope the fish will still be there and play a little ball for old times sake,,and we can get a few,
if not i will just have to take you to the Bar,,,

I will get a report up as soon as we get back and fingers crossed ,,,