Rigs need tying

Today’s windy weather job list includes more of our popular tope and spurdog paternoster rigs. Tied with 100lb mono body and 80lb wire biting trace, the 5/0 semi circle hooks include our new red and luminous head muppets Check out these rigs and more at the GO Tackle website Yesterday we had ledger booms to make. Some as running booms and others rigged with mono, swivels and links.

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Pure Fishing Spurdog Competition 2017

This year working together with Pure Fishing, amongst our many competitions we offered anglers the chance to win a Greys GR100S 20lb Boat & Abu Ambassadeur 7000C LW multiplier reel combo by simply catching the heaviest spurdog aboard My Way over a period of 6 weeks, commencing on April 01st and ending 14th May 2017. Spurdogs have made something of a resurgence off the welsh coast in recent years, Spring is prime time aboard My Way with these sharks averaging double figures, a few exceeding the 20lb barrier with many spurs often being caught 2 at a time. It is safe to say that the fishing can be exhilarating; […]

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A Fine Friday Fishing

Inshore fishing on Thursday 06th Apr was great fun, but the deeps let us down with only big huss to the hooks, so a change of venue was called for he following day. After a mixed bag inshore on Friday 07th Apr, it was time for a delicious beef casserole, thanks to Dawn. Next, the drift and we were rewarded with plenty of good sized pollack for April. The deeps followed and thankfully the fish came too. Plenty of big huss and spurdogs for all onboard, but birthday boy Iwan had to win the day with three nice tope, the best pushing the […]

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2017 Spurdog Competition

Spurdogs have made something of a resurgence off the welsh coast in recent years. Spring is prime time aboard My Way with these sharks averaging double figures, a few exceeding the 20lb barrier with many spurs often being caught 2 at a time. The fishing can be exhilarating; 200ft of water and small sharks soon test the metal of the angler and gear. Together with Pure Fishing, we’re offering anglers the chance to win a Greys GR100S 20lb Boat & Abu Ambassadeur 7000C LW multiplier reel combo by simply catching the heaviest spurdog aboard My Way over a period of 6 weeks, commencing […]

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Dec 18th 2016 – great day afloat

Another great day afloat on 18th December, stopped off inshore for the morning plenty of bits n pieces, with whiting being retained to supplement the mackerel and squid baits. Quick check of the tide book so we weren’t too late for the slack water in the deeps, then it was a couple hours chasing small sharks. Despite a sloppy sea, we managed some cracking sport with a plentiful amount of spurdogs, topped off with a few huss and the odd bait robbing dogfish. The food … always deserves a mention, homemade burgers, with streaky bacon and cheese, followed by homemade […]

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Spurdog Fishing 2016

Although packs move through during winter, spurdog fishing generally starts around March time, with the best fishing to be had the following two months. Plenty of spurdogs are still around right through to October and beyond, but numbers start to decline over winter with the packs harder to locate. These are hard fighting little sharks, that can often be caught two at a time, three if you’re brave enough. Early season, the northern edge of Holyhead deep is available to us on all tides, thus delivering an abundance of spurdogs on many trips. Fishing can be tough, 200ft of water, […]

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Spurdog

The upper body of a spurdog is usually grey or a dark charcoal colour. It is covered in small white spots, it’s under-side is white. A spur is also referred to as a spiney dog, the most noticeable feature being a protruding spine at the front of each of the 2 dorsal fins. The spurdog is a slow growing shark. The females are live bearing and carry the pups for over 18months. Litter sizes vary but can be up to 20. They can be found in depths well over 500m and feed from the mid to bottom layers. This specie […]

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Tope from Holyhead Deeps

Most of the charter fleet off the north Wales coast benefit from a fairly consistent run of big tope. Holyhead is no exception, with the current Welsh record for a boat caught tope, 79lb, being caught and then released aboard My Way in August 2005 by Nottingham angler Anthony Meli. These big fish tend to move inshore late July through to October. Above, Antony Meli and his Welsh Record C&R tope It is though firmly believed though that there have been even bigger fish hooked over the years that have proved far too powerful for the anglers to keep hold […]

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Holyhead Deeps Spurdog

This article was written for Boat Fishing Monthly magazine and can be found in the Sept 2012 issue. Through the General Fishing articles I have tried to write on the merits of different fishing rigs to help us all get the most from a day afloat, whilst at the same time not needing to set sail with everything but the kitchen sink packed away in the tackle box. All too often you see anglers with a seat box, on which sits a top box on which sits a winder box, too many rigs it gets far too confusing at times. […]

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