2022 PENN Smoothhound Challenge

The Smoothhound Challenge has become an annual event aboard My Way 2 with anglers looking forward to catching plenty of big starry hounds with the chance of winning a great prize too … simply catch the biggest Smoothhound of the day and WIN a brand new rod & reel. The challenge returns once again for 2022 with the continued great support in prizes from  PENN UK with one rod & reel combo available to WIN each day. Running between May 23rd & 27th 2022 with day & evening trips scheduled, there is a PENN Wrath Bolescopic rod with PENN® Battle® III 4000FS […]

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PENN Slammer IV®

The fourth generation of the Slammer® spinning reel raises the bar to the next level of what you can expect from a reel. With a reduced rotor weight, improved IPX6 sealing, sealed line roller with hydrophobic bearing, reduced minimum drag (Dura-Drag) and an additional ball bearing in the spool, the Slammer IV® is fluid, fast and fierce. The Slammer® IV comes in a variety of sizes ranging from a brand new 2500 size up to 10500. The 2500 models are equipped with our HT-100™ Carbon Fiber Drag System, while the 3500-10500 sizes are equipped with our Dura-Drag system. All fitted […]

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My Way 2 – PENN 2021 Species Hunt

As 2022 gets underway we can now announce the results of our 2021 My Way 2 Species Hunt. The Hunt was generously sponsored this year by PENN Fishing UK, with tackle vouchers available for the top two places. With various lockdowns and control measures upon us the early part of 2021 we never got underway until the end of April as restrictions were eased. The anglers taking part returned a total of 34 species. Minis species such as the common blenny and rock goby at the one of the list to a fair sized porbeagle at the other. We have caught […]

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New stuff …

2nd in our 2020 My Way 2 species hunt, Graham Chadwick won a £200 voucher to exchange for new gear from the Pure Fishing range.   With more species and fishing enjoyment in mind, Graham opted for a rod & reel from the new PENN ranges.   PENN Wrath Bolescopic rods are available in two different versions; a lighter 7 ft version that can be used with weights up to 110g and a 8ft version up to 250g. These easy-to-transport bolo rods are well balanced and due to the sensitive tip, the rods have a perfect bite registration.   The […]

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PENN Prevail Boat rod – video

The new PENN Prevail Boat rods are a modern range of Saltwater Boat rods, providing a combination of strength, versatility and performance. Matched with the popular PENN Fathom Lever Drag 2-Speed reel, the perfect combination for offshore fishing.       The PENN Prevail Boat rods are a modern range of Saltwater Boat rods, providing a combination of strength, versality and performance. The original WINN-Grip feels soft but also ensures perfect grip, even when being wet. As well, all the boat rods are equipped with one-piece stainless steel Dura-guides that provide ultimate durability since these guides are especially designed without an […]

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The new PENN Prevail II 12/20 boat rod

The PENN Prevail Boat rods are a modern range of Saltwater Boat rods, providing a combination of strength, versality and performance. The original WINN-Grip feels soft but also ensures perfect grip, even when being wet. As well, all the boat rods are equipped with one-piece stainless steel Dura-guides that provide ultimate durability since these guides are especially designed without an inner-ceramic. The PENN Prevail boat rods are available in 3 different weight classes: 12-20lb, 20-30lb and a heavy duty 30-50lb, making sure there is a perfect boat rod for every condition. The PENN Prevail boat rods are available in 3 […]

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My Way 2 Species Hunt 2020 winners prizes

Through a variety of lockdowns and tier systems within the UK we were only been able to fish for an approximate 4 months in 2020. Despite everything we have still managed a total of 27 species for the anglers taking part. The winning anglers  1st        Peter Maryniak 22 species                 £300 rrp Pure Fishing brands voucher 2nd       Graham Chadwick 20 species           £200 rrp Pure Fishing brands voucher In first place, Peter looked to bolster his offshore trips with the  Fin-Nor Marquesa – MA16  Super tough lever drag boat reel Carbon fibre lever drag drag system Large […]

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PENN Smoothhound Challenge day four

It was the 4th day of our Smoothhound Challenge week last Friday. Sponsored by PENN Fishing the aim to catch the heaviest hound to win a new PENN Wrath rod and reel combo. The stamp of fish has been generally quite low this year, with an average size of 8lb. However we’ve had some good mid and high teens through the week to keep the excitement and anticipation going. Friday returned over 30 hounds with the eventual winner Anglesey Angler Mark Cain with a hound of 14lb.

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PENN Smoothhound Challenge day one

Great start to our Smoothhound Challenge week today. Sponsored by PENN Fishing and in its 10th year, the aim each day is to catch the heaviest hound to win a new rod and reel combo. The weather settled from the storms of last week but I must admit an anxious feeling as to how the hound fishing would be. They’ve been a little elusive the last couple weeks, so I feared a slow day. Thankfully they received my email, just under 40 hounds landed today. The majority far too small by our own standards at between 5 – 8lb with […]

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