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Mike Thrussell

Bending into the blue with a Greys 12wt fly rod was great fun!

Rigging Fly Tackle for Blue Sharks

In my last blog I wrote about how I fulfilled a long held ambition of mine to catch a blue shark on the fly. In this feature I take a look at the end tackle I used to do just that.

Tom Collins gives me a hand to lift my first blue on the fly

Blue Shark On The Fly

Catching a blue shark on the fly has been a long held ambition of mine, so I was delighted when Irish Skipper Tom Collins invited me aboard his boat to give it a go…

Smoothhound in the news…

Interesting story from the Daily Mail regarding smoothhound swimming in shallow water near Chichester, some incredible photos! Read more:

Me with a 14lb smoothhound caught off Holyhead

Welcome To My New Website

Welcome to my new website, something I’ve been meaning to do for years. This blog looks at what you can expect to see within these pages in the future as well as a general view of the current smoothhound season.

Crab baits

Bait – Timing is Everything

It’s pretty obvious that some baits will wash out their scent faster than others after casting out. As a consequence, the more experienced anglers are constantly monitoring the time their baits are left in the water.

How Barometric Pressure Effects Fish

One of the best tools an angler can buy is a barometer. It does not need to be anything fancy or expensive, just a serviceable clock type barometer. These need to be positioned though, on an internal outside facing wall to get accurate readings. Some of the new “weather stations” available are also good.