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  • 20 Jul 2015

    Just four days after a 253lb beast was caught on board Rob Rennie's 'Lady Jue III'... 'Dai Pig' today caught and released this magnificent 271lb beauty on board 'PhatCat'! After what was described as a 5 hour battle, Rob Rennie bought his crew aboard the PhatCat to lend a hand and take a picture of the whole crew with their catch of a lifetime!...

  • 9 Jul 2015

    Held from the 17th - 21st June 2015, The Home Nations Boat Angling Championships welcomed Anglers into Weymouth to compete for the Gold medal. Team Ireland; Dave Jolly, Mike Patton, Shane Gilvarry, Liam Longmore, Dave McCormick, Martin Kennedy, Manager Liam O'Callaghan and coach Padraic Clear, have returned victorious with the Gold Medal. The team...

  • 29 Jun 2015

    We sent out two of our new hooks from the Cox & Rawle range to our field testers to see what they thought... here is what Big Jay had to say! "I have been sent a couple of new hook patterns to test from Cox and Rawle. Firstly the Power fast bait holder in 3/0 - a heavy gauge hook with a tight gape and off set barb. Along the shank are small...

  • 23 Jun 2015

    There are numerous species of flatfish that inhabit the waters around the coastlines which can be readily targeted by anglers of all experience levels. This makes them a very appealing quarry to most and I for one enjoy targeting flatfish of all species. Cox & Rawle sent me out a rig which has been developed for the kayak angler to target...

  • 2 Jun 2015

    Monday 1st June and Field Tester John Lewis headed out for a post-weekend fishing trip...  'The weekend had been and gone and unfortunately I did not manage to get out. However I did venture out on Monday, armed with #4/0 Uptide Extras (these are my number one choice definately!). The hook up rate is second to none and baited with a full crab bait...

  • 26 May 2015

    Field Tester John Lewis lives in South Wales and has been out catching Smoothound on our Cox & Rawle Uptide Extra #4/0 hooks...   Down on the welsh coast we have been waiting for things to kick off. With the winter species now moving away attentions turn to summer species and what better way to target the harder fighting fish than with the Cox...

  • 21 May 2015

    Field Testers Mark Hudson and Scott Howlett have been out and about catching fish on our Cox & Rawle hooks. Here they let us in on what they have caught using the Octopus and Uptide hooks!   These two Bass were caught on #2/0 Octopus hooks -  The below Caught using #4/0 Uptide hooks - The  #2/0 Uptide hooks landed these two beauties -   

  • 15 May 2015

    As kayak angling grows in popularity, so does the vast amounts of fishing gear available to the angler. It may become overwhelming for someone starting out who may not be confident in their approach to successfully catch their intended quarry. Thus Cox & Rawle have developed a few rigs to assist kayak anglers, which I have been given to try...

  • 16 Apr 2015

    Feild Tester Jason White has been out and about in Norway for the last week fishing with Phil Dale and Matt Clark. They have had a fabulous week fishing for big Cod, Wolf fish and Plaice. It was on this trip that Jay landed his new personal best Cod of 18Ib. Jason was fishing for these big fish in Norway with rigs made up of #4/0 Cox & Rawle...

  • 7 Apr 2015

    The 21st and 22nd March we were at ‘The Big One’ in Farnborough. Shows are always a great place for us to meet all of our customers and talk about our products and your experiences with them! At ‘The Big One’ we met Andy Gouriet who spoke to us about his success with our Meat Hooks when catching Conger. Every September Andy fishes in the Looe Sea...

  • 27 Mar 2015

    Wednesday 25th of March and Field Tester Jason 'Big Jay' White was back on West Hythe Beach, Kent on the hunt for Plaice. The weather was good - very sunny and spring like conditions with the wind blowing Northwesterly. Jason fished for 3 hours of the flood and 1.5 hours of the ebb tide. He used a variety of rigs at different distances and managed...

  • 19 Mar 2015

    Saturday 14th March saw Field Tester Jason 'Big Jay' White targeting Plaice from Hythe in Kent. Jason fished two rods baited with fresh blacks on two, two hook Portsmouth rigs with #2 Aberdeen Match hooks with plently of bling! The wind was from the North East and around 12mph but unfortunately because of this wind the water was slightly coloured...

  • 20 Jan 2015

    The Cox & Rawle blog has been a little quiet of late as we updated the website to a fresh new look, but this doesn't mean that the fishing stopped! Back in October of last year field tester Jason White caught the heaviest flatfish in a Sheerness Steel Club Competition on a Cox & Rawle Match hook. The picture shows what a beauty Jason's...

  • 16 Jan 2015

    Lure fishing has really taken off in Ireland over the last decade or so. By no means a new phenomenon, the method has been used globally almost forever but there has been a huge upsurge in the use of lures for a far wider array of species in the last few years. Lure fishing is simple, clean but most importantly it is effective. There is a huge...

  • 25 Sep 2014

    Cox & Rawle Field Tester John Lewis has been fishing, testing and reporting back on the Aberdeen Match hook and also taking time to check out the 2 Hook Flapper Rig. John spent some days in September out on a Ray hunt and also a night time species hunt and has hit upon some great success.   'The baits of choice were rag worm, the rig was a 2...

  • 8 Sep 2014

    If you didn't know or weren't aware already, we sponser a boat - The Osprey II, skippered by Pat Condon. On a recent voyage the Osprey II, Pat Condon and his on board fishermen, Lee Hawthorne and Robbie Edwards scored some great catches.                   Lee Hawthorne landed a superb 78Ib Shark caught on a Cox & Rawle Trace! Next Robbie...

  • 27 Aug 2014

    Jason White has been putting the Cox & Rawle Chinu hooks through their paces. Recently he took them to East Bay Dungeness for a spot of Bass fishing. Jason tied up a couple of single hook clipped rigs using 15Ib snood line. He then attached two Cox & Rawke Chinu hooks #2 to the snood line.   ‘I rate these hooks for this type of fishing...

  • 18 Aug 2014

    After a busy few weeks with work it was great to know that the opportunity for a session on the kayak was on the cards again. An acoustic survey of herring stocks in the waters north of Ireland and west of Scotland saw me living on RV Celtic Explorer for three weeks. On the water; yes but the fishing was entirely different to what I would be used...

  • 8 Aug 2014

    What has been your biggest ever catch? Has it been anything to match Stuart Putnam's giant of a 192Ib Shark?    Stuart caught the whopper on a 4-8oz Abu Uptide Rod, which needless to say made for a great fight! The shark was caught whilst the group of 4 men were on their annual trip aboard Bite Adventures, skippered by Chippy out of Penzance. This...

  • 23 Jun 2014

    I have been having immense fun fishing for pollock recently and I think it is definitely to do with a small tweak I have made to my lure fishing. I have recently been thinking a lot about how lures move through the water and how naturally (or unnaturally) they may behave while doing so. Some may accuse me of having too much time on my hands but I...

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