Hooked on Bass – Fishing Book

July 12, 2008 by  
Filed under Sea Fishing Gear

bass fishing bookOne of the better Bass Books I have read

Now an established classic on the subject, this revised and updated edition of Hooked on Bass shows anglers how to catch bass, particularly the bigger fish, from the shore. With excellent photography and clear, detailed diagrams to help illustrate the advice, any angler, beginner or expert, who has caught or would like to catch bass will find endless value in the pages of this book.

My Opinion on Hooked on Bass:

This is one of the better bass fishing books I have come across. It focuses on shore fishing for Bass,  from rocks, beaches and estuaries. So if your looking for a book on how to catch Bass, what tackle and rigs to use, general methods natural baits and best bass venues then this is the book for you.

I prefer these types of book as they focus on one fish, and the information is detailed. It has actually got some humour as well, so it makes for a little more interest.

Anyway, I wont tell you too much otherwise it will spoil your read.

Best price I have found for this book is at Amazon

Shakespeare Salt Multiplier Reel

May 16, 2008 by  
Filed under Sea Fishing Gear


The new Salt 2930/301 multiplier reels from Shakespeare have been designed to deliver a combination of top performance and durability and will maximise the output from both monofilament and braid.

The aluminium frame and spool provide perfect alignment to reduce wear and efficiently transfer winding power – the fast 5.5:1 gear ratio recovers nearly a yard of line with every handle turn.

  • Star Drag
  • Aluminium Frame
  • Counterbalanced Power Crank Handle
  • Instant Anti Reverse
  • One Piece Aluminium Spool
  • Rubberised Anti Corrosive Finish Side Plates

To date this is the best shakespeare reel I have owned, the gear ratio makes this reel stand out from others, its very smooth and has that quality feel when reeling in.

I’ve used this for Conger fishing to working a red gill for pollack 30m deep. This reel is an all round performer and ideal for any deep sea fishing.

Guide to Bait and Rigs

May 15, 2008 by  
Filed under Sea Fishing Gear

This book is aimed towards the beginner to intermediate fisherman.

A Guide to baits and Rigs could be an ideal gift for someone just starting out and needs a little help on the types of rigs used and how to set them up.

A rig is the the ‘business end’ of the setup, and a well presented rig with the correct bait will give you the advantage over the fish. There are many types of rigs for different conditions and fish species. Bait presentation is also an important factor, this book demostrates on how to ‘bait up’ correctly to present the bait most naturally, and to ensure the bait stays in contact over long casting distances.

You can purchase this great book from Amazon, here are a few comments by fisherman who have purchased at Amazon

‘If you are new to sea fishing then this book will help you through the minefield of technical names and jargon. It will show you how to make simple and effective rigs which do catch fish, believe me i am a serious match fisherman! it then explains the various types of sea baits and their usages how to hook worms etc…..bait presentation is just as important as the rig you are using. This book certainly helped me no end when i started back beach fishing 4 years ago, it will give you the confidence to go into your tackle shop and not look like a complete novice, and also save you money in the long run.’
“mikegrainge”

‘I have only had this book for a few days and only being a beginner to the world of Sea Angling i have found it very useful. It has show me things that you would never know unless you belong to a club, instead of bying rigs it shows you how to build your own therefore saving money. it also shows how to keep your bait fresh and re-usable for your next fishing trip, that also saves money. All in all a very cheap but valuble book for the beginner to Sea Angling.’
“joeaucott”

‘I have been sea fishing all my life,but my next outing will be a far more enjoyable and hopefully more rewarding experience after reading this book. All the directions,diagrams and photographs were clear and easy to understand,this made reading it a real pleasure. A lot of what is covered in this book is of the most up to date ideas or improvments on some tried and tested old ones. ‘
“fieldi”