It's sometimes hard to accept the magnitude of the contribution made by sea anglers of the late Victorian and Edwardian era's to the modern day. The quality of the fish at their disposal too, plus the pioneering spirit required to catch them. The year 2021 marks the centenary of FD Holcombe's classic, far-sighted, prophetic book 'Modern Sea Angling'. Read it here for yourself.
A video documented case of the loss of one of the top high water fisheries in the north-west of England. Despite plea's, meetings and promises by Wyre Borough Council and their contractors, when the heavy machinery moved in, all hope of high water and disabled access fishing went down the pan along a good length of the Rossall shoreline.
The shoreline of Ascension is littered with many great fishing opportunities. The deeper water rock marks in particular where there is an ever present and ever obliging range of jacks to be caught on surface poppers.
The bulk of the fishing from the remote island of Ascension in the soputh Atlantic is done in the daytime for Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo and Jacks. But when the night shift clocks in, it's a very different story with equally large and every bit as hard fighting fish.