Wrasse Corkwing

The corkwing wrasse has a thick body, small eyes and a large mouth. It is classed as a mini specie with weights never exceeding 1lb. The most distinctive feature of the Corkwing is that it has a serrated gill cover.

Corkwing wrasse
Corkwing wrasse

Varying in colour although normally green and brown with a lighter underside. The male corkwing wrasse often exhibit a blue tinge to the head. The are found regular in very rocky areas and kelp covered areas.

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Where ballans and cuckoo can be found in most rock strewn areas, my experience has more corkwing found in areas with low tidal strength.
Slightly smaller hooks, than general wrasse fishing ledgered with ragworm works extremely well.

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