Shark Fishing on the Ebony May Written by Craig Owen
Team Anglers Corner were delighted when we booked our regular fishing trip out on the Ebony May a few months ago, but as the date for our trip approached Stuart (Skipper of the Ebony May) came into Anglers Corner and informed us that the weather was looking really good and that we may have a chance to go for the sharks if it stayed that way. As the date approached it seemed luck was on our side, the weather was set to be great so after a short discussion we decided lets go for the sharks!
Start of the day!
We got down to Saundersfoot for 8am and we were on the water by quarter past, Stuart was right the conditions were beautiful! With flat seas and very little wind we began the 2 hour spin to the mark out in the Celtic Deeps.
It really was a beautiful trip out with plenty of Dolphins accompanying us along the way. There was plenty of the “are we there yet?” as the excitement built during the long spin out. We took it in turns to prepare the chum as more mackerel and other ingredients were added to the bucket.
At Anglers Corner we are very excited to introduce you to the new ‘Mick Wilkinson Signature Range Pole Floats’. Coming very soon, this exciting new range will be available in-store and online from around Mid-May.
Courtesy of Guru, check out an article they supplied us below along with a number of pictures showing the new products at the end of the article.
We are proud to introduce to you and sponsor the ‘Ebony May’, a charter boat fishing out of Saundersfoot, South West Wales. If you have ever considered hiring a charter boat in Saundersfoot or West Wales then we highly recommend you take a look at the ‘Ebony May’.
New in-store the ‘Abu Garcia Ambassadeur Rum Edition’, an absolutely stunning new collectors set. Limited to only 200 in the entire world!
The ULTIMATE collectors piece for any angler.
Made by some of Abu Garcia’s finest craftsmen in Sweden, The Ambassadeur Rum Edition has been in development for a very long time. It has a Rum & Gold theme which features actual 24-carat gold detailing.
Set includes the 5500 CDL Rum Edition Ambassadeur Reel, Rum barrel display case, Two Orrefors Rum Glasses & Two gilded humidors: Featuring built-in humidity gauges & custom cigar cutter.
A word of warning though… this piece is not for the faint hearted!
The stunning craftsmanship and quality of this piece does mean that it is priced at £999.99.
A price that certainly won’t be to everybody’s liking but it’s undeniable how beautiful this set really is. It may not be most of our price ranges but please make sure to check this out.
Today we have a couple of Catch Reports for you. We start with our customer Anthony, who reported back to us after going fishing in Bosherton Lily Ponds. Here is what happened:
After a slow start, he noticed the pike had become more and more active as the light levels rose. The pike began to bully silvers, showing themselves a lot in the process. Mackerel, Blues & Sprats were all on the menu as Anthony presented them on Fox Rage Pre Tied Size 6 Twin Treble rigs. Supported by a 25g Stubby Slider.
Despite being Anthony’s first visit to Bosherton Lily Ponds, it was one to remember. Anthony caught three and dropped a few along the way!
Well done Anthony!
On the carp front, Jack and Nathan had a 48 hour session together on ‘The Fendrod’ in Swansea. Jack caught two fish, the largest being 19lb. He fished using little PVA bags on three rods which were all close together on one spot. Jack chose to keep it simple, fishing with rigs made from 20lb N-trap, size 6 Kamakura wide gapes and 12mm salty squid wafters.
Nathan managed to catch one of the lakes bigger residents at 30lb 8oz. He chose to spread his rods out more and use cell boilies straight from the bag, using blow back rigs with little PVA bags. Both Jack & Nathan went out using the Kamakura hooks from Korda .
Unfortunately for Nathan, the carp known as “Slate Grey” managed to escape from the sling. Meaning the prize shots could not be made, those big girls like getting away.
The escape artist 30.08(Slate Grey)
Well done boys!
Remember, if you would like us to report your latest catch Let us know!
If you wish to fish in the Upper Lliedi Reservoir (Swiss Valley) then this article will provide you with some useful tips and advice. Firstly though, let me provide you a brief history of ‘Llanelli Angling Association’ who are responsible for the fishery management.
Llanelli AA was founded in 1902 and the club water has been the Upper Lliedi Reservoir since its inception. The focus of the club has been on fly fishing for trout.
Early 1970 the Llanelli and District Water Board was taken over by the Welsh National Water Development Authority. Club permits were increased over a two year period from £12 to £120: this had a disastrous effect on club membership when it went from 90 members down to 24. The water authority could not continue the stocking policy and they wanted to close the fishery and they renamed it a wilderness fishery. Continue reading “Fishing the Upper Lliedi Reservoir (Swiss Valley)”
Check out the latest innovative easy pop-up tying tool from RidgeMonkey!
RidgeMonkey EzeeKnot Tyer
Tie pop-up hookbaits with ease using the RidgeMonkey EzeeKnot Tyer: clip together the two magnetic sides, drop in a hookbait and tie your chosen baitfloss perfectly around the centre of the hookbait every time. A brilliantly convenient little device that allows baits to be pre-tied in seconds, saving you time, effort and frustration on the bank – no more juggling of hookbaits and tiny rig rings with cold, wet fingers!
– For use with 10mm-20mm baits
– Simple magnetic design
– Compact size & shape
– Robust construction
– Protected registered design
Check out our video below:
If you would like to buy this you can find it on our store
Fishing in Morocco – Have you ever thought about going to Morocco for the fishing experience of a lifetime, then please read on as I write about my experience. Maybe it will help you decide whether to finally make that booking!
My Fishing in Morocco experience
18 months ago I wanted to do something different, fish somewhere out of the norm and to a destination that I hadn’t visited before. My partner Katy had never been on a fishing trip with me in the past but this time she was going to come, so when I looked at Morocco it seemed perfect. We could fly to the lovely city of Marrakech, spend a couple of nights there in one of it’s beautiful riad’s, then travel to the Atlas Mountains to Lake (BEO) Bin El Ouidane, home of black bass, zander and what would be my target species African Carp with a lake record of over 70 lb.
After doing the tourist things and city sight seeing in Marrakech the time had come for our driver to pick us up to travel to the lake, a few hours later we drove over a brow and I got a first glance of her, and she is massive, to be exact over 15,000 acres at it’s fullest.
Last Saturday I fished with my local fly fishing club (Llangennech Angling) at Paper Mill Trout Fishery in Fforest-fach, Swansea for the club’s last competition of the year. With temperatures plummeting to near freezing over night the water is getting a lot colder, this makes trout fight a lot harder and this weekend was no exception. Paper Mill offered some of the hardest fighting trout I’ve caught in a long time!
Be sure to check out Lewis’s video at the end of this post!
We started fishing around 8.45 AM, my starting setup was an Airflo Fast intermediate fly line, approx 16ft of Airlfo G5 Fluorocarbon and a black snake fly on the end. Within my first three casts I had two pulls and a nice fish follow right to the bank, I knew by now I had the correct setup and that the fish were in the area. Ten minutes later I had my first fish on the bank, a fin perfect Rainbow trout (approx 3lb) which took the black snake half way through the retrieve. This time of year I find it’s crucial to keep varying your retrieve until you find which speed the fish are willing to take your fly at. Around twenty minutes later I had another fin perfect rainbow on the bank which gave a great fight and took me around ten minutes to land. After I had landed this fish it was time to move peg, as we rotate around every forty minutes to give all the anglers a chance to get on the fish.