We know no angler wants this to happen 🙁
So our advice - if a seal joins you whilst fishing...stop (it will have moved the fish away anyway!) Slurp a cuppa for 5 minutes and enjoy its company...as soon as you are boring, the seal will lose interest and go away, allowing you to continue fishing risk free!
Win win! 🙂
Knowing how to safely and quickly unhook and release fish back into the sea is becoming increasingly important with 'catch and release' common in sea fishing for anglers. Some good practice tips here: bit.ly/2pGAp2n
On Sunday 14th October it is the Silly Rod, boat comp with Lewis Hodder!! (as featured in Saltwater Boat Angling Magazine last year) There are still a couple of spaces left. The cost is £60 which includes the entry into the comp and also the rod and reel, which you get to keep!! The comp is for heaviest fish. Last year it was won by Josh Chestney with a 22lb Conger! If this doesn't sound very big, imagine doing it with a 6ft kids rod and reel and 5lb line! This year we will be using the mighty Jarvis Walker, Small Fry, 5ft spinning rods, paired with the 2000 matching reel, loaded with 5lb mono. The rules are simple... Catch the biggest fish to win, using only this set up, with a leader (no longer than 10ft) and rig of your choice. If you break the rod or reel beyond repair, you are out of the comp (bring another rod with you, at least if you are out of the comp, you can carry on fishing) We will have a repair kit onboard consisting of insulation tape, and some spare mono! If you fancy giving the comp a go, and test your angling skills to the limits, Phone Lewis on: 07519 160020 asap. ... See MoreSee Less