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.

Since it's clean up, the River Mersey has earned itself a well deserved reputation as one of the best sheltered winter boat fisheries in the country. But little is ever said about the summer fishing. In the company of Kev McKie aboard his boat 'Brigand', Phill Williams explores.