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Yorkshire Bass

Well just a few more weeks and I will be back doing what I love most, Fishing Holidays in the Florida Keys and we have an action packed and full autumn/early winter to look forwards to.  Its going to be fun to have the top UK shark skipper Andrew Alsop who runs Whitewater Charters out of Milford Haven and is having one of his best shark years ever over and if there was ever a crew to take our boats PB shark day,  63  its got to be them.  Back here in the UK had my now annual bass trip out of Bridlington Yorkshire, yes we even get bass up here in the frozen north.  First stop fill up the live well with launce some even being too big but I have never seen so many, 6 at a time one sabki’s and yes yours truly had a tiny prick from a weever yes I felt like a tiny prick as well.  So under my direction’s we stayed on the sandell mark to try for bass not a touch thanks Rodney let’s go to where we normally catch them.  Then I did something I dont understand I went off piste as they say the other two guys on the boat were soon into bass on float fished sandell but I was not having a sniff on plastics no matter what I tried not a touch.  Moral of story do what the locals do and if it aint broke dont try to fix it, some plastics look so good and dont get me wrong they catch lots of bass but at the end of the day the best imitation of a sandell is a live sandell.  So at the end of the day skipper Rupert felt sorry for me and gave me a bass , yes we all took a fish I have no problem with taking a bass I would never kill a female big fish but one just big enough for two once a year OK by me.





The guys at Release Reel sent me over photos of the new composite handles and boy they look good made from coloured composite they will not scratch, fade or corrode an other big positive.  I know so guys dont like bling on a reel but have a look at the photos and even I have to say they are way too cool.  I am not keeping big stocks as there are way to many colour, handle, left hand, right hand combinations but as I have done this week tell me what you want the factory makes it and sends it the same day, good or what.  Rupert was using his SG Release reels this week on pollock to 14 lb and even had to post on a local forum the smoothest drag he has used and when a big fish makes that run the drag has to work.