Wrasse Goldsinney

The Goldsinny is a small wrasse with small pointed head and long body.
It has a fairly large mouth for it’s head size. Similar to other wrasse it has big fleshy lips, and two rows of small teeth, with the strongest at the front.

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The Goldsinny is a small member of the wrasse family with sizes rarely exceeding 8oz.

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This wrasse is a light golden brown colour, that turns a whitish colour on the wrasses underside. The Goldsinny has a very distinctive black spot on it’s back just at the base of the tail fin. It also has another less obvious black spot at the start of the dorsal fin. Goldsinny’s make up one of the 5 most common wrasse in UK waters and can be caught around many rock and kelp beds.

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Smallish hooks around size 8 fished on the bottom with ragworm bait usually leads to success.