dimanche 12 novembre 2017

My Season of 2017

 My Season started far earlier than normal this year but it wasn't to target Bass, having got some up to date advice from UK Mullet specialist Colin Macleod I got going in Jan with the fly rod and almost immediately found success with both Thick and Thin Lips but was unable to build any consistency with these notoriously fickle creatures, despite having plenty of opportunities to capitalize, but it more than kept me busy for a few weeks, I thoroughly enjoyed it and learnt a huge amount in the process. I will be doing more of this for sure!

The Bass fishing kicked off pretty much on time towards the end of May and it was all action from then on. I did the majority of my fishing after dark from a wide range of locations pretty much all of which produced when the conditions were right and I added a few new ones along the way. The average size of fish was up on previous years the being around 3-4lb and upwards!

The biggest change for me in 2017 was the lures I used, I'd pretty much settled on a reliable selection of soft and hard baits over the previous years but that all changed this year with the dawning of a Hard and Soft Needle revolution which swept across the sport of UK/I Bass fishing. Stand outs for me were the Albie Snax from Cape Cod based Fish Snax Lures (Soft) and the 27g Westin Kongetobis a Scandinavian Sea Trout Lure (Hard) which is very similar to the Bass Bullet of old but more easily found and made in a range of great colors. 

Visiting Anglers were more of a focus this year as I worked on growing my Coaching & Guiding operation. I have to say I had a great time meeting other keen anglers and sharing some hard won knowledge with them out the coast. I look forward to doing lots more of it in 2018 !!

A Boat Trip, I finally got the call to fish on Peter Aspinwall's boat via local species hunter and friend Izaak Bradley and despite a heavy cold (Possibly man Flu) and torrential rain we had great fun all morning, boating and releasing quality Bass on float fished live Sand eel which was a real eye opener to me in many ways! Oh what fun we had :-)

Trips away were fewer than in previous years due to the Coaching & Guiding commitments but I had a great time as always with John Quinlan at Thatch Cottage, Kerry and some less than spectacular trips to the Copper Coast that were saved by meeting up with other hardcore Bass Anglers like Keith & Kenny along with other locals, some old friends and others who became new friends.

This year I was lucky to return to the fabulous Cape Cod via Boston for a holiday with my Wife during which I managed to fit in plenty of fishing including two lure & fly Striper sessions on the flats with Steve Kean along with my first sessions on the legendary Cape Cod Canal one of which was with local legend and true gent Redtop Bull, this turned out to be another huge eye opener as to what goes on at this totally unique place, can't wait to go back!

On returning from Cape Cod and having toyed with the idea after seeing the possibilities for our Bass Fishing I finally decided to invest in a Kayak from Bantry Bay Canoes in Bandon. I think this may have ruined everybody's season actually as from the minute I left the shop with my fine new vessel the wind howled relentlessly meaning I only got one test paddle in and zero fishing done from it but at least I have all the basics in place ready for next year...

So all in all a really interesting year on all fronts, lots of new experiences met some great people and caught a stack of decent Bass, all of which were released, what more could I have asked for? Roll on the Season of 2018 !!

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mardi 24 octobre 2017

Pike time

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dimanche 24 septembre 2017

Ljetna panula i rijedak gost

Ovog ljeta na Korčuli snimili smo rijedak ulov kostoroga na panulu živom lignjom. Štoviše, kostorog je bio u društvu još jednog kolege, a napad na lignju zainteresirao je i zubaca. Pogledajte video. 

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vendredi 8 septembre 2017

Kanji International nagradna igra

Nagradna igra na Kanji international Croatia facebook stranicama iz koje će jedan sretnik odnjeti totalno cool nagradu! 


Pravila su sljedeća i za osvajanje nagrade morate zadovoljiti sva tri koraka :

1. Lajkajte službene KANJI International Croatia stranice ako to već do sada niste
2. U komentar ove objave tagirajte po 2 ili više frendova
3. Lajkajte & Sherajte ovu objavu

Nagrada koju nosi jedan dobitnik je :
1 x Kanji Clicks zimska kapa
2x Kanji Clicks skosavica
1x Kanji ProSpec skosavica
1x Kanji Clicks naljepnica

Izvlačenje dobitnika će se kao i uvijek odraditi slučajnim odabirom preko randomizer programa te će objava pobjednika biti u petak 15.09.2017 oko15h.
Sretno ekipo !!!

P.S. Slobodono stisnite i ''follow Kanji International Croatia'' kako nebi propustili buduće objave .....

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lundi 28 août 2017

Fly Fishing for brown trout - River Gacka, Croatia

I would say this is a first representative fly fishing movie made in Croatia. Young and talented photograph Luka Simunjak, trying out his talent in video production. Subscribe to his Youtube channel, we can expect great stuff from him in the future.


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dimanche 27 août 2017

Duo Cambiospin Giveaway

Without hesitation I can say that I like this spinnerbait so much!
It is light, can go trough the fields of water lilies and the most important, what make it different from the others - it is made of soft wire what gives a lot of advantages. And yes, fish love it. Try it on your lakes and go for some bass of pike ;)

And now is time for winning the prize.
Soft wire, tear-shaped eye hole, uniquely shaped blade...just few of the features that commence #spinnerbaitrevolution. And it`s time to join the revolution in the most fun way possible - via a giveaway.
Eight winners (5 from Facebook, 3 from Instagram) will receive an exclusive bundle of DUO’s new lures and apparel along with some additional goodies.
The rules are simple:
1.) Like the post and the page
2.) Share it on your wall with the hashtag #spinnerbaitrevolution

Winners will be chosen at random and announced on August 28th. Good luck everyone!

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The joy of summer trolling

This hot summer I had chance to enjoy fishing with Matija Gluhak, angler so much dedicated to the live bait trolling fishing methods. The most of the time he is trolling with live squids and for Croatian magazine "Prakticni ribolov na moru" we did an interview where Matia unconsciously reveals secrets of trolling. This sea-fishing edition of magazine is still available in Croatian media shops, so go there and buy it.

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