Bad Angling - talking pollocks since 1996
A UK Sea Fishing website - for numpties by numpties
The Numpties Guide to Sea Fishing is aimed
at those people who are new to the sport of sea angling. However, it is equally
applicable to the more seasoned fisherman that has taken a short break from the
hobby only to return and find that someone has not only changed all the locks but
has moved the building as well.
Sea angling has undergone something of a revolution in the past few years, it has
evolved into a fine science. Fish no longer just happen to bump into your bait and
eat it to teach it a lesson, they follow predictable patterns of behaviour which
can be read and exploited by the modern angler. You can no longer walk into a tackle
shop and ask for a beach rod, without knowing exactly what fish it is you are going
to catch with it. Bait presentation, another new buzzword, brings a need for culinary
expertise into the anglers repertoire, and well, you can't just fish anywhere.
Just like reading a book, the best place to start is at the beginning, unless you
prefer to flick through from back to front in which case, let's start at the end.
The numpties guide to sea fishing baits
In our latest article we examine
UK sea fishing baits (not literally) and end up with crabs and worms.
New Fishing Poll - How to get permission from your FPO?
Picture the scene, you've promised your
FPO you will mow the carpet and hoover the
lawn at the weekend. On Friday evening you receive a text from Mickey White asking
if you're up for a spot of angling over at the gasworks tomorrow.
You need to obtain Fishing Permission - and quick... What do you do? Cast your votes in our latest fishing poll.
Bible Fishing Stories Explained
The Bible, the predecessor to the DaVinci Code is such a well written book that
many people believe it is a true story. Just in case we have chosen to pick out
the fishing related parts and make sense of them.
Read the full feature here
It's Official - Tapeworm is the least popular bait in UK shore fishing...
The results of our latest poll are in, and we can announce that Tapeworm are very
much like Scampi Fries - not highly regarded as a shore fishing bait.
Full results here.
Rex Hunt pummels Henry Gilbey in virtual car park punch-up!
Our first official poll has proved beyond reasonable doubt that hair length has
nothing to do with hardness, and that just being Scottish is no guarantee of winning
an argument over small change. Find out who poked who in the eye in our new
poll results & analysis section.
The original version of the fishermans rhyme
After quite literally minutes of research, we can confirm that the original version
of the fishermans rhyme can be revealed. Passed down over the generations from father
to son, with a little bit of rose tinted nostalgia at each telling, the rhyme seemed
to suggest that the direction of the wind could affect your catch. We have stripped
back the layers of optimism that have built up over the ages and present to you
the fully restored rhyme:
"When the winds in the East, the fish bite least;
When the winds in the West, you catch even less;
When the winds in the South, fish go nil by mouth;
When the winds in the North, its cold."
More sayings and quotes in our new sayings &
...next month we ask "Bait, does it really help?"