Contents July





8 News

All the latest news and events affecting sea angling.


10 Word Up

Your chance to have your say about all things fishy.


14 Groundbaiting

Learn the secrets to beach groundbaiting to help you catch more fish.


20 Daz Challenge

This month Daz tries his luck on Orford Island while competing in the Felixstowe SAC Team-Of-Fives Open. Will his team, the No-Hopers, have any hope?


26 Species Spotlight

Can you spot the difference between the common and starry smoothhound? Do you know what they eat? Marine biologist and top angler Dr Andy Rees explains everything you need to know.


29 Baiting Game

Peter Thain shows us how to collect and use ragworms, one of the most versatile of sea angling baits.


34 Brainstormers

Got a question that you need answering? Then send it in and our team of experts will endeavour to answer it.


38 Pier Pressure

We head to Aberystwyth this month to see what’s on offer from the local pier.


46 Steve Allmark Live


52 World Class

More expert tips from Steve Allmark, probably the best shore angler in the world!


56 Rock Hopper

Scottish angler Shaun Cumming starts a new series in which he attempts to catch 20 different species from just five different rock marks. Can he do it?


62 Hitting The Horizon

All the latest results and gossip from the world of tournament casting.





64 What’s New

All the latest tackle and gadgets… sure to get you drooling.


71 Testing Times 1

We test the new Leeda Piranha beach rod that has two different tips for targeting bass and flounders.


73 Testing Times 2

Mitchell  has introduced a 15ft Continental-style beach rod in the form of the Armada Pro. We see if it’s up to the demands of the UK angling scene.


74 Dare To Compare

Don’t know what seatbox to buy? Then check this out – we’ve picked seven of the best to help you decide.





68 £3,000 PowerStorm Giveaway

Here’s your last token. Send it in with the other two and you could soon be sent a lifetime’s supply of PowerStorm fishing tackle.


87 Win Garmin Marine Electronics

We’ve got some serious marine electronics to give away in this easy-to-enter competition.