This beginners guide to boat fishing explains how we fish here in Brighton and provides information on the basics of sea angling afloat including species, seasons, bait, fishing tackle and more. So if you fish locally to us, in the English Channel or anywhere else in the UK we hope you will find some useful information […]
Boat Fishing Articles and Tutorials
In this section of our blog you will find articles and tutorials about sea angling and boat fishing including species, fishing tackle, tactics, rigs, baits, lures, seasons and more.
The purpose of these articles is to complement the information provided in the sea fishing trips section of our site. These two resources are growing and our aim is to maintain a definitive guide to boat angling in our part of the UK.
I hope you enjoy the articles and please do leave a comment if you want to discuss anything or ask a question!
The laws governing the minimum sizes for landing of sea fish are laid down by the EU. Additionally in the UK we have regional bodies called IFCA’s (Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities) who can set higher minimum sizes for their region than the EU regulations dictate. Unfortunately the regulations don’t currently take into account the […]
If you want to catch a big Cod you really need to fish for them in winter, as this is when the bigger specimens are almost always caught (when the water is cold). Winter Cod fishing can be a bit of a waiting game, holding out for a bite that may or may not come, […]
After a fantastic winter cod season which saw excellent quality fish ranging from 8lb up to over 20lb we are really excited about the fishing over the next couple of months. All the boats in Brighton have been bringing in plenty of fish suppers. Now with great anticipation, we are turning our attention to fishing […]
Following on from my recent post about the new Lowrance StructureScan I now have some more screenshots to show you. These are of a wreck lying 33m down in the English Channel off Brighton. The scans were taken at 8 knots in a moderate sea. I think these shots are useful to British boat anglers […]
Weather conditions out at sea can change very quick. The calmest, sunniest day on land with no wind blowing can be quite different a few miles offshore and even when the conditions are perfect it is never guaranteed that it will remain that way for the whole duration of the trip. The Skipper will factor […]
During our annual maintenance we fitted a Lowrance HDS-10 high definition display allowing us to take advantage of the latest broadband fishfinding and StructureScan technology from Lowrance. The bad weather has prevented us getting out on any charter trips since fitting it all last week, but we did get a break in the weather for […]
Drift fishing on wrecks is exactly as the title describes. The Skipper will set up drifts over the wreck so that you can fish close to it. To do this it is best to use a flying collar rig and lures such as jelly worms, leadheads and sidewinders. The Skipper will advise you on hook […]
Battered fish is enjoyed by everyone. With cod being the target species on our fishing trips at this time of year, its only right that I give you this simple but classic recipe for preparing your own at home. Once you have your fish filleted this meal can be prepared very quickly. I can promise you […]
Here is a simple yet tasty recipe for Fish Pie. A classic dish that is always welcomed on a cold winters evening. For this dish you can use any firm fleshed fish such as Cod, Pollack or Haddock. Including your preparation time this dish will be ready for the table in under an hour. Fish […]