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  • 31 Jul 2017

    At Cox & Rawle we pride ourselves on the quality of our Rig Making and that we are always improving our Rigs for that our customers catch more fish! The Cod Season is coming soon and if this year is anything like last year the Cod will be bigger and fishermen will be keen to land big fish!! So we are now introducing the Improved Cod Rig, in...

  • 12 Dec 2016

    It's now mid November I'm lying on my bed at a tiny lodge in the middle of the African bush ,staring at the ceiling fan spinning, I'm sweating profusely, outside I can hear a pack of wild dogs attacking what sounds like an wild boar (bush pig) I'm not brave enough to venture outside to investigate the screams of this poor beast, or perhaps I've...

  • 30 Nov 2016

  • 31 Aug 2016

    Every year the Tope arrive in good numbers down in the South West of Kerry. I must admit that Tope fishing for me is not something that really does it for me and this more than likely comes down to my South African background where shark fishing was not something we did and really saw them as more of a nuisance, but that said, they do put up a...

  • 16 Aug 2016

    Power Fast Bait Holder Hooks Update I grew up on the east coast of Ireland where the sea angling scene is moist definitely the ‘poorer cousin’ to that of the west coast. That said, one thing that the east is famous for is smoothhounds which turn up in spades during the late spring months and hang around for a good portion of the summer. As...

  • 9 Aug 2016

    So my last blog I told you I was going to take you deep into the African bush, to an Tigerfish camp I run, I also told you last time that these fish are notoriously difficult to hook up on owing to the ultra hard mouths and the way they leap from the water in a head shaking frenzy enter Cox & Rawle Cox & Rawle Blue Water Inline Single...

  • 6 Jul 2016

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  • 4 Jul 2016

    On the 11th and 12th of June, the British Conger Club held its 54th championships out of the port of Plymouth.  The competition is steeped in history and has been running since 1962 with its president, Mike Millman, a sea angling legend who’s made a massive contribution to the sport over the decades. My brother, Matthew Gouriet and I embarked on...

  • 18 May 2016

    After trying out many manufacturers inline hooks, I was ordering from suppliers worldwide once all arrived and trying them at my camp in west Africa ,they just didn't fit the bill, I couldn't believe my luck when I found out Cox & Rawle had started distributing them in the UK . My thoughts went back to the early days of cat fishing when we...

  • 22 Feb 2016

    Ray Fishing from the Kayak Catching various ray species can be a very rewarding experience when putting in place a set of tactics and planning. This perculiar looking member of the shark family comes in a variety of different species and can be targeted at numerous locations. They are strong fighters and make surging runs while also sometimes...

  • 8 Dec 2015

    Sometimes it is great to get out on the water and not specifically target one particular species. These days, fishing a little smaller and using a rig that will catch most species is a great benefit from the kayak. In a range of kayak rigs that Cox and Rawle have added to their catalogue of tackle is the Kayak Rock Rig. This rig has been developed...

  • 20 Aug 2015

    I grew up on the east coast of Ireland but now reside on the west coast. One thing the east coast is very well known for is its fishing for ‘animal’ species – tope, thornback ray and smoothhounds. The tope and the smoothhounds keep me returning home a few times a year to try my luck with them, besides, there is always the chance of picking up a...

  • 19 Aug 2015

    Great news for Sea Bass, the EU Commission has succeeded in persuading member states to agree to a number of emergency measures to try to save bass. Lots more information on the SOS website, click here to find out more...  

  • 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 -   

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