Eco Lures Coming Soon Update


Here is a sneak preview of the full range of lure bodies and various sizes plus colours that will be available. The pale blue is a testing colour and won’t actually be part of the range, the smaller lures and the crawfish at the bottom of the image are examples of the chosen colours.

As well as solid colours with added glitters there will be the top catching two colour versions of Pearl white and Blue, Rhubarb and Custard or red and yellow combination, Black and Red Firetails, Black and Yellow Tails, Black and Orange Firetails and the very popular Bubblegum Pink.

All these colour combinations and the solid colours I have chosen have been the most consistant colours to take Pollock, Bass, Cod and Coalfish over many years. The jigheads that will be offered with the lure bodies will also be available in a variety of weights and hook combinations so permutate all the options and you will be able to arrive at solutions that will seek out top catches.

More images are on the way showing each design in more detail but take a look at these to wet your appetite:






To add to this post here are the current range of jig heads in designs and variety of hook sizes suitable to all the lure bodies we will be launching very soon. Hooks used are the popular and well proven catch rates is the lazer sharp Eagle Claw 635 duratin coated sea hooks. I have used these for many years and they’re mid range construction suit a variety of fishing from inshore to offshore wreck and reef angling, as you will see there are designs to suit lures from micro lures right through to large fat tailed worms.

Eco Lures coming soon


During the winter we have been working flatout getting ready my new series of Eco Lures so what are they. I have always felt that if you can present a lure bait with little or no odours and scent trails as associated with most PVC lures then your catch rate should increase. Add in a fish and salt scent plus use good sticky fish oil rubs to add to the scent trail and everyone should be a winner !!

So having now completed perfecting production and testing I am not too far off launching what will be an extensive range of lure bodies in medical grade silicone rubber with tear strengths far higher than soft PVC’s so more durable. All the popular catch colours as two and three colour mixes have also been perfected so the colours are permanent not just after moulding spray ons.

Add the combination of my range of quality jig heads and you have a system developing that offers lots of flexibilty in how you setup to catch the fish you’re targeting. Here is a quick example of one of the large lures that will be available soon with very strong moulded in large 8/0 Mustad jig hooks for the Wiffing/Jigging boys who fish Norway and the Shetlands for the big Cod and Coalfish etc.

With so much about to launch February 2013 is going to be a very busy month and lots of testing plus shooting video out on the boats when weather allows so standby for updates.

A new series of Sea Booms added for 2013


My new sea booms are detailed here with images to show off the specifications and there is a link to the Ebay store were they can be purchased, The heavy and super heavyweight versions will be here end of January 2013, initial samples the quality is top of the range.

Light and the medium weight 1mm and 1.2mm sizes we make here so have complete flexibility and can offer a full bespoke service if our standard sizes don’t fit in with your requirements.

The concept is not new I have just made the booms more braid and mono friendly and have attached all the required swivels and weight clips so setup is very quick which is what you need when drifting wrecks or reefs. Quality of materials are best we can get and the heat shrink coverings close off the loose ends where the stainless steel is wound to form the eyes.

Some sceptics may say the uncovered winding at the right angle junction could trap braid but once you see how tight that winding is the chances of it doing so is very slim. But !!! if it is a concern we can offer coating this winding with plastcoate to cover it if needs be.

I have fully tested all the sizes and the first lightweight version was part of the rig used when I took a 19lb Pollock out on the rips from Poole Dorset. A Cod trip out of Weymouth the medium weight 6″ version was part of the rig and counted for a good few nice size Cod so I know they work well.

Biggest advantage to me is the booms are all self contained so you don’t have to spend time finding all the parts to re-rig when you snap off on the wrecks or rough ground and obviously you’re back up and running quickly without losing those important fish producing drifts. Oh and the skippers will love you too if it means you carry less gear onto what can get very crowded and dangerous decks !!

I like to have a bucket of weights, bags of booms already rigged with rubbing leader and an assortment of lures at my feet on the rail and never miss a drift. Lightweight booms work really well for the micro lures and drifting for Plaice, Turbot etc as you can have a two hook rig with one on the sea boom and the weight and a second trace higher up so the two are offset.

Another advantage over plastic tube booms my stainless steel ones are stiffer and don’t break so readily as the ABS tube type plus bite detection is so positive as you have direct link between the rubbing leader and the lure / bait traces. There will be plenty of video shot this year of these and my new Eco Lures in action and here is a link to my you tube channel showing Cod taken on a short trace with one of my jig head shads and a short medium weight sea boom.


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Welcome to 2013 and happy new year

Have I been busy or what getting ready for this years season and there are lots of new lures and terminal tackle about to go live so watch this blog for more details.

As to fishing “I Wish” all lost trips just about finished off 2012 and the bad weather high winds etc have not been too good so far in 2013 so I am planning to hang in there until all the new lures are ready to complete testing and get on video to show you how good they are !!

Plus the new sizes of stainless steel sea booms are also nearly all finished so you will have 4 versions from light weight to super heavy weight plus custom made sizes to suit your fishing needs.

Fishzone have a lot of new rods, reels, anglers luggage and I am adding some items for the freshwater angler too.


New Ecommerce store in progress so shopping for your lure, rods and tackle needs will be easier plus plenty of great images and video so you can see exactly what you’re spending your hard earned cash on.