Bull Huss

The upper side of the body tends to be a dark colour, however can sometimes be sandy brown in appearance depending on the ground being fished. The Bull huss is covered in many small and large black spots.

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It has two very distinctive nasal flaps and grow to weights in excess of 20lb.

Cracking specimen huss for Rich
Cracking specimen huss for Rich

The bull huss feeds on a variety of species, locally whiting, mackerel and codling will see numerous caught. Bull huss are caught over through out our fishing grounds from 20ft of water to 250ft.

Rich, Dave and Geraint with 3 of numerous big huss hauled out of Holyhead Deep
Rich, Dave and Geraint with 3 of numerous big huss hauled out of Holyhead Deep

To target the huss a simple running ledger rig, of 60lb to 100lb nylon tied to a hooks ranging from 3/0 to 6/0 hook will suffice. I tend to fish large baits, thus helping keep the dogfish at bay. One of the most popular baits is mackerel, but again these tend to get attacked by the lesser spotted member of the family. Try using white fish such as whiting, pouting or a personal favourite codling. Having a tough skin, these fish can often account for 2 or 3 big huss.

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