As all of you that haven't been hiding under a rock are aware Sunday and Monday saw the Tackle and Gun show go into full swing. I was lucky enough to be there Sunday for the day having a wander around and helping out on the Lure Heaven UK stand. It was great to meet some new people and finally put some names to faces.
As a following on from my last blog, Saturday was the day Josh and I received one of prizes from the Cornish Lure Festival. A day on the water with a Andy Howell. Andy has owned a fishing boat for the last 25 years and has fished all over the South West. Andy's also a man after my own heart and preferring to fish with light gear.
As well as pleasure fishing Andy also runs 'Specialised Charters' a Warrior 165 called 'Obsession'. Andy takes out singles and pairs on fishing, photography and wildlife watching trips tailored around the clients needs.
With this blazing sun and calm seas the bass fishing has been far from great. In fact in the last two weeks I've seen two caught and only one by me. With an invite to the beach for a swim (yeah right, not got my bikini body in shape yet) I thought I'd go along with my rod and camera in tow with the hope of a fish or two. At worse I should at least get a photo of our glorious coastline.
Since my early fishing days chasing carp and hunting the UK fresh water species, there was one venue I dreamed of fishing. A venue that stocked species that cannot be found anywhere else, that I am aware of in the southwest. So you can imagine my response when I was asked to attend the first ever lure day at Anglers Paradise.
With my last Patchinko 2 falling victim to being washed into a shallow rock and not coming free I was in need of a new surface lure to work its magic in the rough stuff. Now with it being January and money being more than a bit tight, I didn’t want to spend the usual £20. I would much rather spend a tenner on a lure that could do the same job. What would be even better would be a lure with the same profile, same weight but only £10.
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