Want a charter boat for fishing in the Bristol Channel area well look no further than Alykat Too. With top skipper Dave Roberts, who's as quick with his help as he is with his one liners! Specialising in all types of sea fishing with Lundy Island and sharking a speciality.
For booking enquiries and more information go to www.charterboats-uk.co.uk/alykat/
THE MILL TACKLE COMPANY
For repairs or restoration work on most types of reels, try this friendly family run business in Warwickshire. They specialise in centrepin work, especially Allcocks and J W Youngs.
For more information try www.milltackle.co.uk
Do I have to say much about these guys? They have some of the best products out there, from alarms, indicators, line, braid, fluorocarbon, leadcore, hooks, leads, beads, swivels, clips, tubing, leaders, rig rings, hook aligners, spods, landing nets, luggage, bait guns... for full details on these and many other products, go to www.gardnertackle.co.uk
If you're into your sea fishing why not book a session with top skipper Colin Penny? Whether you fancy some wreck fishing, flatty, reef and bank, or even a species hunt, Colin will make sure you have a great day out. Advice is offered on what tackle is best for what species, along with bait choice and technique for the chosen target.
For booking enquiries and more information go to www.flamer4fishing.co.uk/
STONEY & FRIENDS
Stoney & Friends is a fantastic charity founded by Allan Stone. It raises thousands of pounds, which all goes to the Macmillan Cancer Support. With money raised from entrance fees to competitions, and a number of well attended fish-ins, it's easy to help this great cause. For more information go to the Stoney & Friends site at www.stoneyandfriends.co.uk
THE OSPREY SPECIMEN GROUP
As you might have guessed from the name The Osprey Specimen Group, of which I'm a member, is a group of like-minded anglers that enjoy targeting big fish of all species, and at most types of venue. If you want more details go to www.ospreyspecimengroup.com
THE ANGLING TRUST
Here's a handy link to The Angling Trust, if you have any gripes about what's happening with your fishing then join the Trust! These guys are trying to make a difference. For details on joining, plus up to date info on their work, go to www.anglingtrust.net
Don't think I need to introduce top specimen angler Phil Smith to most of you. With an enviable list of big catches to his name, Phil started targeting the larger specimens in his early twenties, and continues to do so now.
His books 'Rainbows End' and 'Magic Moments' charted his early angling exploits, and he's just published 'Targets Set and Achieved' which brings us right up to date with his tales of chasing monster fish. Phil has been a regular contributor to both major weeklies, and he also writes regularly for Coarse Angling Today.
For a good read and with current updates on Phil's latest catches, try his blog, the Travelling Man at www.barbelblogger.blogspot.co.uk/