Coarse Fish Species


The barbel is a slim, elegant fish which is surprisingly powerful, it is found almost exclusively in rivers and a member of the carp family. It has a grey coloured back with bronze flanks and a pearl coloured lower half. It is easy to identify from the four barbels on its face – one in each corner of its...

Sea Fish Species


The bass is a commonly caught fish in British waters; it has silvery sides, a blue-grey back and a cream/white belly. It has two distinct fins, the first with 9 spines and the second with 13 spines. It also has a large mouth armed with sharp teeth. Warning: Keep your hands clear of the dorsal spines as they can be sharp...

Tackle Advice


The Numpties Guide to Fishing is aimed at those people who are new to the sport of angling. However, it is equally applicable to the more seasoned fisherman that has taken a short break from the hobby only to return and find that someone has not only changed all the locks but has moved the building as well.

Sea angling has undergone something of a revolution in the past few years, it has evolved into a fine science. Fish no longer just happen to bump into your bait and eat it to teach it a lesson, they follow predictable patterns of behaviour which can be read and exploited by the modern angler. You can no longer walk into a tackle shop and ask for a beach rod, without knowing exactly what fish it is you are going to catch with it. Bait presentation, another new buzzword, brings a need for culinary expertise into the anglers repertoire, and well, you can't just fish anywhere.