squid diaries

  • Squid Diaries Part 11

    Squid Diaries Part 11

    10th January 2019

    True or False Here’s the second part of a squid diary inspired by the BBC Radio Four programme, ‘In Our Time’, in which the myths and tales about octopuses, squid and cuttlefish were discussed by three leading scientists Led by…

  • New Issue: Fishing News 10.01.19

    New Issue: Fishing News 10.01.19

    8th January 2019

    This week in Fishing News you will find: – Discards ban dangers – New-look Kiloran arrives at Rossaveal – REAF in bud – Pelagic fishermen provide climate change data – MAIB report on loss of Plymouth trawler Solstice – Fisheries…

  • Squid Diaries

    Squid Diaries

    27th April 2018

    Should I have gone to Specsavers? Most small-boat fishermen of Cornwall are going through the ‘famine’ part of the old saying ‘feast or famine’, yet the lucky few able to fish close to the rocky ‘edges’ in offshore westerly wind…

  • Squid diaries – part 5

    Squid diaries – part 5

    19th January 2017

    Phil Lockley cautions: “This will cost you!” Above: Have those jigs ‘caught’ me, or is that the range of gear I need? Through two years of lost fishing time (from arthritis), a recent replacement knee means that I am now ‘titanium-rich’…

  • Squid diaries – part 4

    Squid diaries – part 4

    30th December 2016

    Phil Lockley asks: “What have top-up cards got to do with squidding?” Regarding the layout and style of my squid gear, each year I have a new idea. Some go right and some are a complete flop. And the same…

  • Squid diaries – part 3

    Squid diaries – part 3

    21st December 2016

    Phil Lockley recalls mistakes-a-plenty. I hope that hints given here may shorten your learning curve; either on technique or from using the wrong gear. On many days I have lost money by making unnecessary mistakes. Buying ‘cheap’ gear is the…

  • Squid diaries – part 1

    Squid diaries – part 1

    12th October 2016

    In the first of a new six-part series, Phil Lockley recalls how he became addicted to squid. Thoughts of a good squid season may tempt more inshore fishermen to try a fishery that either drives you mad or converts you…


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