Saturday, February 13, 2021

MAD DOG 100f 16g super lure

Made in China well in my eyes they have sorted out a few bad press problems with this beatiful lure a well crafted lure that sits really nice in the water and is a easy fish the get the lure going 

Take a look for yourself at the china guide web site Mad dog 100f there is some nice lures on here 

This is one lure i have marked for 2021 like me not in the grain of super expensive japanese lures this lure has the quality but certainly not the cost and most of all a fish catcher.

Stay Safe 

Monday, February 8, 2021

YO-ZURI Fish The Best

One thing i love doing on cold winter nights is scoure the farthest points on the internet looking for lures i feel will work on my marks i lean towards surface lure fishing nowadays and gear myself up for just this type of fishing i know tried and tested over the years producing Bass to the surface Lure bringing lures to attention such as the vulture and savage gear panic prey14g surface lure and by the way the v2 is my top surface lure in estuaries 

This Little beauty The Top Knock pencil i found last week a Glass 3D prism finish is really something else from the forgotten Company of UK and Ireland Bass fishing Yo-Zuri. The Build and finish are first class a stealth surface lure.

At 100mm and 18g i have give it a run out on the Deben it sits at rest as the z claw and lives up to its name Knocker i am 100% certain that this little gem will be a worker as summer rolls on,

This picture shows you the clear glass magnifier and the holograpic inside the lure this for sure will tempt a shed full of Bass i got this if you are into your surface fishing from Lurecandy ebay,,
The Best part is for a proposed top Bass Lure £11.04 delivered 

Stay Safe


Thursday, February 4, 2021

Ascencion Black Jacks Unseen video footage

Well its been quite some time since i last did my blog i have never lost interest in Lure fishing just with Arron i will call 2015 to 2021 the golf years but what a golfer he is turning out to be thats another story to be aired,,

over those years i still kept photos and records of trips so i have a bit to get through before the Bass season starts,

I am going back to where i left off my trip to Ascencion Island and First up the black jacks these are Bass on steriods and great fun to catch on Bass gear mabey when we get out of this lockdown you could also get there.

The first Video was in a quet bay on the south of the Island near Bird Island i am not good at editing but the last of this video is really cool.

The second shorter Video shows you the absolute reason a Boga Grip is so important to the shore fisherman a great and i think a very funny watch and forgive the swearing

Black Jack on a metal weighed in at 30lb plus not bad on Bass Equipment (red dragon and shimano biomaster) took over 1hr to Tame off the beach and what a fight.

Let Me thank Andy Barmby my good Friend from Bridlington Yorkshire for supplying most of my lures for this Trip

Monday, May 18, 2015

Rise to the challenge, Ascension,

For a few weeks now I have been preparing myself for a trip of a life time down to the South Atlantic Ascension island ,,
This is a work trip we are bringing the airfield up to scratch around a 6 week programme of works cannot say too much about the contract but cant wait for this one I would say a trip of a lifetime flying from Brize Norton in Oxfordshire to Wideawake airfield in Ascension a 9hr Flight to the remotest island in the world dot that that thought give you a Buzz when you can take as much fishing gear with as you can carry!!!!!!

box of goodies going to ascension
I would at this time like to thank some good people in this fishing world,, first Andy Barmby from Bridlington for supplying me with some awesome top water lures that will smash them Tuna and Jacks I am sure ,,
Mark Padfield for selling me his go pro black 3+ I think I will have some fun with this joe and Barry for listening my ranting on,
and of course Seven Seas pro shop for some great shore rods,lines and Reels the have supplied ,they have been really good to me not like some UK Based trash,,

got the old VS 150 going too,,
all my gear is now down at Southampton ready to sail with our Vans ,Pick ups and machinery
I will meet it on the 17th June on Ascension

So a challenge to say the least and thanks to all ,,
I have a few Bass trips to fit in before I go but it somehow does not feel the same with those shore caught Tuna Crying out,,
for now,,


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Essex Bass fishing

  • Let's hope the bass fishing blossoms like it did in 2014 in and around the SE of England has been so refreshing For me top lures were ,,,
  • Zenith Z-Claw mullet
  • Patchinko  500g
  • Duel silver dog 90
  • T Phelps 86 mullet all not cheap lures with the exception of the silver dog 90 we are looking at cheaper versions that will work as effective as the above

Had some superb Bass fishing in 2014 all off the surface so refreshing ,,
Here's a couple of pictures that made me up,,,,

All of my fishing is done in and around essex nowadays and the results are quite astonishing,,,

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Bass smash and grab

The Blackwater never ceases to amaze me a place where the skill of the angler can shine through a place where watercraft is king and putting your money on pure luck just won't cut it ,
Look on a map and you will see a expanse of water pointing North East with the sea faring town of Maldon at its Head and Bradwell on sea at the mouth leading into the North Sea.
The Blackwater has the largest expanse of estuarine saltings in the UK a total and utter wilderness with large sky's and sunsets to die for ,supporting wildlife of all descriptions from Adders to Avocets a purely remarkable place no more than 20 miles from horse guards parade in London.

Access to fishing areas is afraid by foot or on your bike and there is no easy access to any of the great fishing this diverse place has to offer.

By far my personal favourite in the estuary is the z claw surface lure off the top with that Bass fly flier sitting around 6 inches from the nose of the lure. Standard walking the dog is not the case here
The most effective way of fishing the hard running estuary is to again to trot the z claw and do not retrieve the lure just let it go down the run holding it back with the odd twitch to give that ball bearing a little tap!.
In the mean time the flier will be slowly sinking and rising with the action of your rod tip under the floating z claw when your lure is at distance feeling for takes is the answer but these hard fighting estuary bass play smash and grab  and it's great fun I have landed fish up to 5 lbs this year but hopefully the Bass will get a better size soon but what great looking fish.

Thanks for reading


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Blackwater Bass Pictures

Catch and release has always been on of my main things with my Bass fishing to see a bass or any fish for that matter a living thing that has given you loads of pleasure  swim off can give you a great buzz on my guiding trips it's C@R only a great discussion point the picture  below a fit 5 lb bass slashing it's way back to the estuarine waters great to see giving you the feel good factor.
a success for the angler and in a picture a record of that moment for ever. 

When unhooking bass be careful with the trebles ,I find using forceps' are one of the best tools for the job a firm grip and out the hooks {barbless} come ,,you need to keep the Bass bloodless and Fresh ,

I Love taking photos of the Bass I catch or any one else fish  for that matter so I suppose this makes us sports fishermen but to handle and keep the fish fresh for its big day and the photo call is quite a difficult task, Bass in my experience can be calmed down in a pool of fresh sea water by gentle touching giving the fish a calming and non threating approach and you will find that feisty Bass that Smashed your lure and gave a great account of itself becomes a pussy cat for the shoot, 

Above even small Bass can be made to look good in the right hands once the fish is calm grip and hold but not too tight but a must when taking a picture of a Handsome Bass is that spikey dorsal erect please here's a tip just wiggle your finger at the back of the fishes backside and up the dorsal will come. I have been around Bass for some time now and it amazes me how many guys don't take pictures of Fish The Catch,,
No excuse on your own either the Bass below is a average picture but a Handsome fish and a picture with depth,
I have wrecked many Cameras and Mobiles over the years .
 I now have a Fuji fine pix XP 60 up to 6m deep water proof and 2m shock proof guaranteed 3 yrs
Perfect for my needs and will take a quality picture that would grace the front cover of Sea Angler ,  

MAD DOG 100f 16g super lure

Made in China well in my eyes they have sorted out a few bad press problems with this beatiful lure a well crafted lure that sits really nic...