hi from Pembrokeshire i have been bait fishing for 35years coarse and sea and have been fairly successful.Now i have just started lure fishing for a new challenge. i have no idea but have been lucky i have fished three times on pike and twice on bass and have caught on every occasion. i guess years of watercraft have paid off. with the pike a personal best of 23lb which measured 39.5 inches long and a girth of 24 inches with 7 others. on the bass i have had 22 fish with the biggest being 19.75 inches. A my fish have been taken on soft plastic shads with a slow retrieve. As said before none of these fish are due to any lure fishing skill on my part but down to luck i guess. i will fish lures only this coming year and try to improve. i am learning loads from the forum and cant wait till the spring to try for wrasse and gurnard on lures.