Admittedly its hard to think out the box, but the older I get the more I begin to realise that what I believe and what I have been told is not always the truth. This has got me thinking that we must as anglers think outside the box. In the past few years we have seen the advent of a fantastic new shore fishing bait, one that likely wasnt used much at all in the past, but one which has become one of, if not the very best bait for cod fishing on our coast - Cart. If it wasnt for 1 or 2 anglers thinking outside the box, its highly likely that a lot of you would never have experienced the type of fishing you have in the past 10 years and many of you would never have seen a double figure shore cod. 10 years ago, perhaps less, I and many others would have laughed with you if you said you can catch good bass off the rocks, on plugs of all things. Again if it wasnt for a couple of anglers like Dav and GJW actually having the balls to give it a go, then we may never have even realised what was on our doorsteps. Again it was all about thinking outside the box, taking the cod goggles off. Porbeagle Sharks - Off whitby, and catchable in good numbers - Dont Be Stupid !! But Rupert taught us different. Casting baits 100 yards plus with 16ft rods, fixed spools and braid brought good fishing to many who could never have done it with heavy mono, Andy Crowe And Steve I'anso brought us this great advance. Fishing from kayaks - Madness. But quint showed us different. Massive pollack close to shore catchable on livebaits and plugs. 150 pollack in a couple of hours, upto 10 pounds, who would ever have believed these fish swam as close to 50 yards from the shore in summer. We have right here one of the very best pollack fisheries in the whole country. So Thats just a few of the myths, advances and great fishing opportunities we have seen in the last 10 years. Many of you would never have heard about many of them if it wasnt for the internet, but thats a different debate completely. The north east has some of the best pioneering anglers anywhere in the UK. Thinking outside the box has taken everyones fishing experience forward in the next few years. whats to come next ??