My Top 5 World Saltwater Fishing Destinations

Groote Eylandt Fishing, Australia

Here’s my list of the world’s most appealing saltwater fishing destinations, based on a lifetime of listening to the people who went there and came back raving about them.

Guy catching a bass by hand

catching bass by hand

Guy catching a bass by hand – thing is one of my favourite fishing gifs! More fishing GIFs Guy catching a bass with his hand Heron using bait to catch fish

Best fishing knot for thick leader?

Neat Knot Stage 4

What’s the best knot to use for a thick leader? Very shortly I hope to be paying a second visit to Silver King Lodge in Costa Rica – one of the best venues in the world for catching giant tarpon on the fly. The fish are huge and thinking about the trip reminded me of […]

What makes fish bite?

Global Prevailing Winds

For centuries fishermen all over the world have pondered this question but we are seemingly none the wiser. Sometimes you can catch fish, other times you can’t and, although we might give one of a hundred excuses as to why we’ve come home empty-handed (too bright/too dark/too hot/too cold/too windy/too still etc), more often than […]

How To Release A Salmon

How to release a salmon

To non-anglers, it may be difficult to comprehend that someone who wishes to catch a fish may care about its wellbeing, and yet there are few communities more passionate about fish conservation than fishermen. Despite efforts to preserve them, Atlantic salmon numbers are still way below what most anglers and environmentalists would like to see. […]

How To Tie Two Fishing Lines Together

Figure 1 - Strongest Fishing Knot

Most anglers know how to tie two fishing lines together, but do they know the strongest possible knot? I learned this knot from Bruce, a South African guide living in the Seychelles, a few years ago and I have used it ever since for joining nylon (as in shock leader) to braided line. When I […]