Shakespeare boats manage to combine the best of both worlds. British build quality meets Italian styling to create a very seductive, small and fast craft. Whether buying new or used boats not everyone desires or indeed can afford a boat the size of a large house and it you are looking for something light and frivolous, guaranteed to turn heads this is the craft for you.
The Italian styling created by the Victory Design team looks well-built and expensive. Although they are not cheap they are gorgeous and unlike nothing else around. Resembling the Pershing or new Manhattans with its sleek lines, below decks the layout is fairly average, whilst the cockpit is what really stands out. The Shakespeare 830 towards the top end of the sports cuddy range is able to combine the benefits of a bigger boats comfortable accommodation with the sporting capabilities into a small package.
Instantly recognizable and world renowned, Princess yachts are synonymous with high performance luxury yachts. Built without compromise the sophistication of the Princess yacht range with its graceful lines and elegance is dedicated to the enjoyment of the boating experience.
The Princess 65 with its large accommodation offers you the comfort of a villa. A much loved flybridge sports yacht the 65 has an immaculate layout and offers space at a manageable size.
A perfect cruising boat the Princess V48, like the Princess 65, manages to balance the need for size and comfort with control. Great for entertaining if you are looking for space and luxury then this could be the yacht for you.
A popular fast flybridge cruiser the Princess 35 is great for a lazy afternoon spend in a peaceful cove, racing across the sea or for entertaining guests when the sun goes down. The Princess Flybridge motor yacht is powered by twin diesel engine(s) which drive the yachts performance. The craft is perfect for enjoying quality time with friends and family on the water , each boat with the appearance of an individual masterpiece.
Sunseeker Portofino 375
The stylish and renowned Sunseeker Portofino 375 is a popular sports cruiser and every power boater wants one. Fast, agile and athletic, designed with thrill seekers in mind the Sunseeker Portofino 375 is a superb motor boat with excellent build quality. On board the Sunseeker Portofino 375 you can get a glimpse of the luxury and lifestyle of the elite. Experience the speed (of around 30-35 knots), handling and style of the craft and you will begin to feel like James Bond. The sleek aerodynamic lines, handling at speed and ‘Mediterranean’ open style cockpit makes this craft particularly special. There is plenty of room for you and your guests and the accommodation below decks is spacious and comfortable. Built to optimise space, speed and style the Sunseeker brand is amongst the world’s finest and is the largest privately-owned builder of production cruisers today. The timeless style and elegance of the Sunseeker Portofino 375 makes it a popular choice in the used boats market.
For further information on buying used boats please contact Inwards Marine, one of the UK’s leading independent motor yacht brokerage companies with offices in Southampton, London, Monaco and Genoa.
Crappie fishing can be frustrating and fruitless unless you know how to fish with the right lures. Using live bait is usually the best way to fish for Crappies but jigs can also be very successful.
When fishing for spring crappie, they will normally bite very light. You need to be able to feel the bite to catch fish. Use lighter line, like mono in 2lb to 6lb test. The reel can be an ultra light spinning reel or an open face baitcast reel. A simple spincast reel can also work, as well as a cane pole. A graphite rod with a cork handle can be very sensitive to feel the Crappie’s light bite or nibble. Keep in mind that Crappie have a very sensitive lip that can tear easily if you set the hook to aggressively.
Jigs with minnows can be very effective fishing for Crappies because I believe that is their favorite food. Begin by dropping jigs around cover, structure, and along edges of weed lines. Plus, you can slow down the boat and let lip hooked minnows dance around a fishing spot to entice reluctant crappie into biting. Using multiple rod presentations will help you cover a lot of water. One rod could have a small spinner bait, one could have a pinkie jig, with a minnow or without, and another pole could have a jig and float combination. Other Crappie fishing jigs you can use can be marabou and hair jigs in baitfish type patterns. When you are crappie fishing with jigs, use a loop knot to tie it on. The jig will move more freely when casting.
In muddy or stained water, use jigs that have dark and light patterns on them. Sometimes you may need to try numerous colors to entice finicky Crappie to bite. If you are not successful in the murky water areas, look for bays that may be quiet and not a lot of water movement. The water may be a little clearer but shallow so look for the deeper areas to fish. If you are working with a fish finder it may be easier to spot them in areas that are tough to see. Try to spot schools of Crappie. Then start the rod rotation technique and throw a crappie jig or the spinner bait. Plus the jig and float to see what they may bite on. Using a jig with a minnow on it may work better in these circumstances. When Crappies seem to disappear from an area you have been fishing, move out to deeper water. Sometimes crappie will suspend above structures or around drop offs. Usually this is more of a summer mode for crappies.
I particularly like to troll for Crappie in order to locate them. I have 3 rods set up with 3 different baits all ready to use on a moment’s notice. When I troll I use two rods: one with a bobber or float and live bait such as minnows. The other rod will be rigged with a jig like a pinkie jig with a minnow or just by itself. The 3rd rod is fit with a small spinner that I may cast into areas of structure like around stumps or fallen trees, weed beds etc.
Use these tips when you are Crappie fishing with jigs so you too can be successful catching your limit.
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A world apart and yet so conveniently located, Country House Hotels have a fairytale charm that only the Scottish countryside can offer. There are number of country house hotel situated near Glasgow and Edinburgh and are been recognised as the top ten hotels in Scotland in part because of its “outstanding quality, comfort, cleanliness and customer care”. The allure of Country house provides a certain sense of calm, contentment that combines with the relaxed, homely atmosphere.
For anyone searching for a luxury break in Scotland, Country House hotel Scotland offers the finest accommodation, with comfort being the hallmark of these majestic getaways. Each of the eight suites and six double or twin rooms is individually styled with luxurious Victorian décor, fine antiques and paintings. No detail is spared at Country House and even the bedside cabinets are filled with books for a rainy Scottish afternoon.
Christmas and Hogmanay breaks are a perfect time for a family reunion at hotels in Scotland. The house is magnificently decorated during the Festive Season making it the ultimate Christmas getaways. The sumptuous Christmas lunch at Country House hotel showcases the Chef’s craftsmanship. The highlight of New Year’s celebrations is the Hogmanay Dinner Dance; an exquisite meal, followed by a Ceilidh Band playing traditional Scottish dances.
Built around 1874 as a family residence, Country Houses near Scotland were intended to be a “cottage” for weekends and holidays. It was later extended, but the original cosy, homely, feel was never lost. The Chapel, which today is used for weddings and other special events, is another charming addition to this majestic house. A wedding in the Chapel is truly a fairytale, with the original tapestries, banners, military drums, bagpipes and the family Bible. The newlyweds sign the Drummond family register and add a little heritage to their special day.
The estate sprawls over 2000 acres of farmland, offering splendid walks through woodland, forest tracks and the three marvelous private lochs. For those not keen on long walks, the small curving lake, surrounded by trees and abound with birdlife, is a very serene place to sit, read or dream awhile. Like in the days of yore, hotels in Scotland offers clay pigeon shooting and can arrange fly fishing or salmon fishing trips on the River Tay. Golf enthusiasts will find several golf courses in the vicinity, making Country House ideal for a golf break. Enjoy a truly authentic Scottish fishing experience with a genuine Scottish Ghillie. Country House will organise a day with Jock Monteith for you, salmon fishing on the legendary River Tay.
Country House Hotels in Scotland offers luxury and majestic splendour. Cosseted in the gentle calm of the Scottish countryside, Country House is retreat to both mind and body. When you visit Scotland, you should visit one of its best country house hotels, the very definition of comfort, with a chapel that is an inspirational choice for weddings and two thousand acres of grounds that are an oasis of seclusion and tranquillity. This oasis of tranquility is certainly one of the finest luxury hotels in Scotland.
Bass fishing, or should I say catching, can often times be a humbling experience. There are really no magic bass fishing tricks that you can use that are guaranteed to put bass in the boat or on the stringer every single time you go fishing. Bass just simply are not active and willing to bite any lure or bait that is put in front of them all the time. When the fishing is slow, as it is much of the time, you can’t go wrong with a worm.
When the fishing is slow and the bass don’t seem to be biting, people tend to make two crucial mistakes. They tend to fish too fast, or they move around from spot to spot in hopes to find some active fish. We all know that bass love plastic worms. The plastic worm is probably one of, if not the best, all around lures to use in any situation. However, it is definitely one of the best lures to use when bass are in an inactive mood.
Something to keep in mind, especially if you were catching fish in an area, is you don’t necessarily need to move to a different spot. Say for example, you were catching fish in an area on a fast moving lure such as a spinnerbait or a crankbait and then all of a sudden the fish seem to quit biting. This doesn’t mean that the fish have left this area it just means that they have become inactive. This is a perfect time to stay in this area and slow down your presentation. When bass become inactive they head for cover, and it’s time to tie on a plastic worm.
In order to be successful in these slow periods you must understand that the very existence of a bass revolves around cover. This is the time to tie on a plastic worm and look for cover such as weeds, logs, stumps, docks, or brushpiles, and fish close to or right in the cover. Use your worm to dissect the cover by making several casts from different angles. You will need to get your lure right in the strike zone in order to get an inactive bass to strike. Patience is the key. Work the worm slowly and methodically by hopping, dragging, and bouncing it over, through, and around the cover.
As mentioned above, there are no magic bass fishing tricks that are guaranteed to work. Worms come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Select a variety of plastics worms and add them to your tackle box. Practice and patience are the keys to catching bass on them. I will guarantee that you will catch your share of bass on plastic worms if you stick with them, especially when the bass are inactive. You can’t go wrong with a worm.
Keeping ahead of fish by using new baits, or versions of baits to keep on catching consistently, is so often the key to success, after location! But some fishermen might wonder how and why constantly changing baits has major advantages; there’s more to this than you might expect…
With many big catfish when fished for constantly, over time, many traditional baits can fail as fish associate these baits with ‘danger.’ Often catfish baits will go in a cycle of success before seemingly failing completely at the point where the catfish diet may have changed to predominantly feeding on live fish instead of fishermens’ baits.
I’m not alone in experiencing having ‘hits’ often very good hauls of catfish over a relatively short space of time, on one particular bait. Then the catfish simply ‘switch off’ the successful bait, often for an extremely long of time indeed. You can end up constantly searching for a completely new bait altogether.
Making catfish dough baits is an easier option as the ingredients, attractors and stimulators, size, shape, colour, density, texture, buoyancy etc, can be skilfully manipulated to constantly keep ahead of the fish before it ‘blows’ and results significantly reduce.
This has been found with various boilies, squid, and liver, certain pork baits like luncheon meat and Pepperami, even with nightcrawlers, prawns, mussels and cockles and so on. It seems like each has its day, then they can be ignored completely for an amazingly long time. However, dead baits of whole or chopped fish, but more especially, live baits, can really exploit the catfishes’ change in feeding behaviour.
In certain situations with particular fish, the question is how to get around these ‘defence mechanisms.’ Use of natural baits style is one answer but these often just act like a needle in a haystack, like fishing a single bloodworm in a bed of millions of them. Sure, worms, night crawlers, maggots and the like do make catching ‘clued-up’ fish easier initially, especially where fish have been not been used to being hooked on these baits before.
The famous giant 50 pound common called “Herman” of “Warmwell” repute in the UK, was very wised-up about conventional boilies. But this fish was not immune to worm bait… The “Redmire” fish, which could be very difficult to catch, were very keen to feed on tiny baits like various particles such as hemp. Use of new particle baits to a carp water can be devastating and this has been proven again and again.
The “Redmire” carp including Chris Yates’s record fish that stood for years were often tempted by sweetcorn. Often a can of “Jolly Green Giant” can save the day. These days soaking sweetcorn in sweeteners lik talin and thaumatin, or in liquid liver, yeast or betaine might work better. I’ve had good hits of fish on ‘Scopex’ soaked sweetcorn for example. The possibilities just with bait are endles, but it could be tiger nuts, peanuts, or any other bait. But I wonder how many fisherman think how to give the fish what they want but are very difficult to tempt on an individual bait alone.
A hook with samples of various diverse unrelated baits can often produce fish for many reasons, not least because the fish have not previously been ‘conditioned’ to be able to deal easily with it. Various different types of boilies and or dough type baits with particle baits or maggots or worms on the hook can do well for example.
Combinations with seafoods like prawn or cockles, an old fish cube, with some chicken or pork meat, all coated in an enticing paste or dough mixture can really produce fish when an individual bait simply will not.
Even boilie and dough mixes that have done so well on waters previously, can need changing after a long period of success. The revitalised success of the boilie “Active 8,” when teamed with a new maple attractor brought a new generation of anglers their first big fish success, even when the original version of this bait was still available, but it’s effectiveness had tailed-off compared to its early success before fish wised-up to it.
Often bait is still effective in triggering a feeding response, but the carp feed in different more cautious ways on and around the bait. Often the phenomenon of baits being picked-up, off the edge of, or even some distance away from a bed of baits, has worked better than a hookbait fished in the middle of thousands of identical baits.
The amazing way carp can ‘clean-up’ a huge bed of baits just leaving your hookbaits remaining is quite staggering to those fishermen who just do not appreciate how sensitive to every aspect of their surroundings, fish can be. Often it is those last remaining baits, your hookbaits, which are the last to be picked up, if they are at all!
Big fish man Dave Lane has experienced this many times. The question is really, why do the fish still pick up these hook baits at all, when out of possibly hundreds or even thousands of baits, these have been identified by all the feeding fish to be the ‘dangerous’ ones?
Most fishermen might suggest it is the ‘just one more’ syndrome kicking-in, where the urge to feel the effect of one more morsel replaces the instinct to leave those last baits ‘well-alone.’
There are numerous ways to make a bait have this effect, often by exploiting essential nutritional food signals, or by using attractors, enhancers, stimulators etc with highly stimulatory effects, many of which bear little resemblance to any natural carp food at all nor providing any particular nutritional benefits, but work anyway.
There are many ways to add these effects using many ingredients and additives to boilies, meats, and particles like hemp, pellets, and ground baits etc which are highly effective at keeping those bites coming.
This fishing bait secrets books author has many more fishing and bait ‘edges.’ Just one could impact on your catches!
By Tim Richardson.