I have written numerous articles on a diverse range of fishing topics. They cover various techniques, tackle and bait as well as how to fish along with tips and tricks. I have also written articles covering ecological and environmental issues.
Over the past 40 years I have amassed, used and abused a copious amounts of fishing tackle, not to mention an unimaginable profusion of accessories. I’m not interested in any fishing tackle that isn’t up to the job, so take the items here as my personal recommendations for gear that actually works.
The Isle of Man has 100 miles of prolific wild coastline providing every kind of imaginable fish habitat from foaming storm beaches at the likes of Ballure and Gansey, to towering cliffs at Douglas Head with deep drop-offs, through to rugged rock marks such as Dreswick Point and numerous beautiful Piers and Harbours such as Port St. Mary Breakwater. Each mark has its own attraction containing a multitude of species for the adventurous angler to target all year round.
Tide times for six of the most popular marks in the Isle of Man; Port Erin, Calf of Man, Port St. Mary, Douglas, Ramsey and Peel. The tide tables are generated by Tide Times. To view a 7-day outlook click the table to be directed to Tide Times.
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Ballan Wrasse, Bass, Callig (Pollack), Conger Eel,
The Isle of Man has a wide variety of species to target but there are a few common species that are absent from Manx shores. The first being Rays of any variety are rarely caught that they are considered absent. Smoothhounds, Garfish and members of the Bream family are virtually unheard of but there is an odd capture from time to time. The most notable species caught regularly from Manx shores is the tope. Tope aside of frequently caught specie include Ballan Wrasse, Bass, Callig (Pollack), Conger Eel, Dogfish, Coalfish and Flounder to mention a few.
The Isle of Man has eight contrasting reservoirs, stocked with rainbow trout and brown trout, which vary from sheltered lowland reservoirs to exposed upland waters in the central hills. The Manx reservoirs are the Ballure Reservoir, Block Eairy Reservoir, Clypse Reservoir, Cringle Reservoir, Eairy Dam Reservoir, Kerrowdhoo Reservoir, Sulby Reservoir and Injebreck Reservoir.
The Isle of Man has twelve stunning rivers providing truly spectacular wild stream fishing for resident brown and rainbow trout as well as migratory; salmon and sea trout. The Manx rivers are the Colby River, Cornaa River, Dhoo River, Glass River, Glen Auldyn River, Glen Maye, Groudle River, Laxey River, River Neb, Santon River, Silverburn River and the Sulby River.