PENN SLAMMER III 5500 – first use

This week we managed a first proper look at the PENN Slammer III 5500 reels we have new aboard My Way 2 this season. PENN reels are respected world wide for their ability to do exactly what is required of them, the Slammer III is no different, strong, robust, durable and smooth. The PENN Slammer III 5500 reel has a braid capacity of 500yards/20lb  380yards/30lb  335yards/40lb and a maximum drag pressure of 40lb. With a retrieve ratio of 5.6:1 it is an ideal reel for those who prefer a fixed spool and wanting something capable of fighting the many small sharks available […]

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Ouch!

Fun day afloat Friday with a great crowd of individual anglers. Couple sessions in Holyhead Deeps provided a bounty of spurdogs and a good number of huss too. Drifting found a great number of early pollack and a few ballan wrasse. Nothing too big, but a few keepers making a fish supper this evening. I wanted to try out a new rod and reel combo and managed to snare 4 spurdog for myself, but soon packed that in. Net skip, have you got the net, net please! Together with making the brews, serving up the sausage casserole, taking the obligatory […]

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Monster spurdog

Another great day afloat on Thursday, good mixed bag of fish at anchor and drifting. We also continued with our tagging exercise with Wobby Shark Savers, plenty of spurdogs weighed, tagged and released and another 30 plus released without tagging so not to keep them on the deck for too long waiting. Belle of the ball was Keith Heaton plenty of spurs to his credit and best a new personal best at whopping 20lb 13oz. More photos in Gallery 241

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Shark tagging

Enjoyable day afloat yesterday for our first trip of 2019 from Holyhead. Despite a bitterly cold east wind we had a good mixed bag inshore and spurdogs making an appearance in Holyhead Deep.  Today we were also joined by Laura from Wobby Shark Savers with a plan to tag and release all the spurs caught to assist in various scientific studies. Fortunately the first spurdog fell to Marine Biology student Portia Harris, who was keen to take part in this tagging exercise.  The exercise involves measuring and weighing of the spurdogs in the hope of recapture and then new information […]

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MAD-SAC Madness

Fantastic day afloat with Meltham * Distric SAC on Sunday. A small species and points competition between the lads so them concentrate on whiting, dogs and dabs etc for the first couple hrs until the rays started feeding. A good number of thornback rays were caught averaging 8lb with the largest just into double figures at 10lb 4oz. More photos in Gallery 241 We have now relocated to Holyhead and look forward to the superb fishing through spring into early Autmn that were accustomed to.

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More Menai

Today should have seen our first sail having returned to Holyhead for the spring summer season. Strong winds all week have kept us in Port Dinorwic and a changeable forecast for the weekend gave us something to ponder Our crew today (06th April) opted for a sail from Port Dinorwic and enjoy some fishing outside the Menai Strait in Caernarfon Bay and some shelter from the east winds. Plenty of fish from a range of species that included whiting, dabs and dogfish amongst others on the small bait and a good amount of rays and huss on the bigger rigs […]

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Sparkly

Little scrub down for My Way 2 this morning ready for our return to Holyhead this week Available dates for April sailing from Holyhead, Anglesey Fri 12th Apr – 8hrs – General & Spurs – 8hrs -1 spaces Sun 14th Apr – 9hrs – General & Deeps – 9hrs – 4 spaces Mon 15th Apr – 9hrs – General & Deeps – 9hrs – 4 spaces Tues 16th Apr – 9hrs – General & Deeps – 9hrs – 3 spaces Thurs 18th Apr – 8hrs – General & Spurs – 8hrs – 7 spaces Sat 20th Apr – 8hrs – […]

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Last trip from Menai March 2019

We struggled with a few hrs of slow fishing inshore yesterday but it soon turned into spurdog madness when we headed out to deeper water as the tide slackened. A good mixed bag of species topped off with a plentiful amount of spurs from a few lb to 17lb caught by everyone.  Great fishing, great company, great chicken curry ( with plenty of chicken, thanks Neil ) and some lovey weather enjoyed for the time of year.  Now it’s back to Holyhead and the great fishing on offer over the next 6months

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Penn Spinfisher SSVI6500LL

The PENN Spinfisher reels have been a popular choice for anglers for many decades and recently newest incarnation, VI arrived in tackle shops across the globe. We have been using the PENN Spinfisher SSV5500 aboard My Way for a number of years, they have accounted for numerous fish either on the drifting for pollack, wrasse etc or at anchor for a myriad of species varying from small fish to hard fighting inshore sharks. Having used and enjoyed the PENN Spinfisher SSV6500LL personally for a long while, we now have brand new PENN Spinfisher SSVI6500LL reels available for our anglers to use […]

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