Many shore anglers make the big mistake of targeting fish that they think are there, rather than what is likely to be in front of them.
Some venues do indeed have potential to throw up the occasional big fish. But, these are generally few and far between.
Fishing a shallow venue where lots of flatfish are present means that filling a large-hook Pennell rig with a huge bait will certainly result in failure.
It’s a good plan to seek advice from local anglers or tackle shops and make it your priority to discover which venues produce certain species.
■ TOP TIP: Those anglers who are prepared to walk the extra distance and away from the crowd often have the most success.
Get the planning right and the rewards will come