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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...
18 Jun 2014
Each month Andy Webb puts a hook from the Cox & Rawle range to the test. This month it was our Uptide extra hooks. Saturday 14th June 2014 and Andy set off to the lower Dorset coast to test the uptide extras. 'With the tides building up to the top of the springs it was a fantastic time to put the hooks to the test.'...
12 Jun 2014
As a freshwater and marine biology student some interesting avenues open up from time to time. This summer’s one is a work placement in Kilrush, Co. Clare as a research assistant for the Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Foundation studying the resident pod of 120+ bottlenose dolphins that have claimed the estuary as their home. A hectic training...
9 Jun 2014
Nick Barsby joined Cox & Rawle as rig maker and field tester 001 in 2012 so you may say that he knows his hooks! Nick has 3 go-to hooks in particular and here he has given us the low down on the hooks that have served him well in the past... CRAB HOOKS 'I think these are great as they are super strong. I did very well on #4 last...
29 May 2014
LIKE, SHARE & WIN A £50 COX & RAWLE BUNDLE We are welcoming in June with a Facebook Giveaway! All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is to visit our facebook page either by the icon at the top of our website or by following the link here. You will then need to: 1. LIKE THE FACEBOOK PAGE 2. SHARE THE COMPETITION IMAGE A...
27 May 2014
Andy Webb is a member of the Cox & Rawle field testers team and has been sea angling from the shore for 16 years. Andy spends most of his fishing time specimen hunting for a chosen target of species around the southwest of England and travels across the country fishing at every opportunity. Here he talks us through his recent field testers...
21 May 2014
Here at Cox & Rawle we are delighted to announce that we are now sponsoring the BCFSA Bristol Channel Federation of Sea Anglers "Fish of the Month Competition"
14 May 2014
Here at Cox & Rawle rigs have been a part of our range for many years. Our rigs have always been tied in the UK but now they are tied in house by Nick Barsby - you can look for his intials on the back of a pack! Nick was also the first member of the Cox & Rawle field testers team and has been fishing since the age of 9, where he went...
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