Blog & Catch Reports

October 8, 2016

With temperatures right and high tide mid day I decided to fish the tide up and down at Stokes bay. Armed with Black Lug and Squid in Cuttle juice I headed out of the Gosport Lifeboat Station ramp at a nippy 5:30am. The sea was like glass and the tide was hardly rushin...

October 1, 2016

What was a planned Cod hunting session on a Autumn morning out on the Solent ended in a very unexpected way. At 6:30am Armed with Squid and Lug in the hope of a early Cod I headed out from Elmore Slipway aiming for the drop off. The tides were overwhelming and my ancho...

April 15, 2016


The debate over Hardback crab vs Peeler for Smoothounds has been going on for years and I would like to share my experience hunting Smoothounds to shed some light to the Debate.


The Facts:  


Smoothounds: Start to come into the Solent as early as May and leave as late...

April 6, 2016

For a few years I've struggled to catch some decent Plaice, it has most definitely been my nemesis. Last year I managed to get a small one around the size of my hand but being a fisherman size is everything so I just had to catch me a decent fish. In 2016 my aim was to...

January 2, 2016

Compete against fellow kayak anglers or document your catch in 2016. The species hunt is just a bit of fun and competition catching as many species of fish from a kayak as you can throughout 2016. There isn't any prizes just the bragging rights at the end of the year.



July 14, 2015

 I get asked a lot "What do I need to get started kayak fishing" so I've written this post to help anyone that is interested in kayak fishing.

First of all kayak fishing can be expensive most people worry about the cost of the kayak. What you need to think about is...

June 9, 2015

 The Annual Smoothound Hunt off Hillhead this year was organised last minute but we couldn't have picked a better day. The weather was perfect with wind between 5mph and 8mph and the tide was peaking midway through the session.  Ray Breton was first to arrive at 5am ye...

May 30, 2015

 I've used this PFD for four years now and I would like to tell you why this piece of kit is not only lifesaving but awesome for kayak fishing.


First of all I needed a PFD that can support my body in the water and the Palm Kaikoura is perfect because it has more than e...

May 18, 2015

This year's Swanage classic was organised and sponsored by HOBIE. With a Hobie kayak up for grabs for the winner it was all to play for. The Competition was a species hunt and the kayak angler back first with the most species would win the Hobie.

The day started with an...

May 14, 2015

 Smoothound are one of the best fighting fish in the UK and are one of my favourite species to catch in the Solent.


When can I catch Smoothound?

They usually arrive in the Solent towards the end of Spring in search of crabs shedding their shells otherwise known as...

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