How to catch lobster

I’ll make no apologies for what I am about to say. The British lobster is superior to its cousins abroad. We may not have Wahoo or Snappers but our local blue lobster hammers the Maine Lobster and the Cray into the scampi league. North ...

How to spearfish flatfish

We have several species of flatfish in the UK and most behave in a similar way so we will deal with them in one section. The flatfish of interest to the UK spearfishermen are: Flounder Turbot Brill Plaice Sole Skates and Rays Flounder

How to spearfish conger

The conger is often seen as a bit of a bogeyman underwater, leaving divers fearful of holes under ledges or in wrecks where a conger may lurk. In reality, conger are not aggressive fish, so you have little to fear if you’re just searching ...

How to spearfish a grey mullet

The mullet is a great sporting fish and for most of us represents the first ‘silver’ fish we capture. Plentiful and predictable, mullet grow to a good size and offer a lot of fun spearfishing, being much more numerous (and somewhat ...

How to spearfish Gilthead bream

The Gilthead. NOT guilthead! Named for the gold stripe on the forehead hence ‘gilt’. An infrequent visitor to our waters with an obsessive spearfishing following. Sometimes called the ‘Golden One’ this is perhaps out most ...

How to spearfish cod

Cod are making a huge comeback. They are more and more common off Portland. Time was when one diver in the club would get one every few years. Nowadays we seem to end up with one on the boat on most trips. In 2011 a good number of double figure ...

Bluefin tuna spearfishing

Bluefin tuna have been infrequent visitors to our waters for many years in the same way as Gilthead Bream. Only one diver has managed to spear one but several have seen one. The current British Record is 36 pounds and thought these fish grow to ...

Spearfishing for Black Bream

Although it does not grow to any great size, the black bream is generally regarded as a particularly tricky and prized fish to catch. The current British record is 2.24Kg. Black bream are not generally a concern to conservationists and they can ...

Bass spearfishing guide

The Bass! Few fish attract such controversy or such an avid following amongst anglers and spearfishermen alike. Even the name provokes controversy with the term Seabass being used in culinary circles and the term European Sea Bass being used to ...

November spearfishing

November is off to a good start with 14C water.  There are plenty of bream and bass off Portland Bill, and these should be around to the end of the month. The bass may hang around into mid December with a bit of luck. We had a nice haul of bass ...