Sea fishing related articles covering boat fishing from My Way with Gethyn Owen

Leopard Spotted Goby

The Leopard Spotted Goby is a member of a group of fish that are very hard to distinguish from each other. The Leopard is by far the easiest to identify with orange/red spots standing out distinctly from other species of gobies. They are found in very rocky and kelp strewn areas. They feed on all manner of small offerings – worms, mackerel and pieces of crab. Best tactics for catching are small hooks, such as size 14, with finely cut pieces of bait.

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Whiting is another member of the cod family. The upper part of the whiting’s slender body is a dark greenish colour, turning lighter and finishing in a white belly.   A dark lateral line divides the top and bottom half of the body and is usually a darkish brown colour. Whiting tend to feed from the mid to bottom areas in depths varying from 40 to 400ft. Whiting can be caught on a variety of baits with mackerel and squid amongst firm favourites.  

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Grey Gurnard

The grey gurnard is a small bodied gurnard with a sharp pointed snout. The upper part of the body is a grey brown colour changing white to the underside. Like all other gurnards it has a large head covered by protective bony plates. Adult fish are usually around 30cm long but often the large individuals can grow up to 45cm. The scales along the lateral line are sharp. The grey gurnard is usually found on muddy or sandy areas, though some of our larger specimens come off the rock and mussel bed grounds to the NW of Holyhead. Depths very, […]

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Wrasse Ballan

The ballan wrasse is a very strong and muscular fish. It has a large head and small mouth. with thick fleshy lips and large teeth. The ballan wrasse also has another set of teeth further down in its throat. With the first set crushing its prey, the second will grind down the food to aid digestion. It has a long dorsal fin with an array of between 18 and 21 spines. The ballan has over 4 large scales along it’s lateral line. Natural habitat for a ballan wrasse is rock and weed covered ground. The females lay eggs within a […]

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Ray Spotted

Spotted rays have are light brown in colour. They are covered in small dark spots, that run within 3cm of the ing edges. They are sometimes confused with Blonde rays who have spots all the way to the wing edges. Often the spotted ray has a large pale spot on each wing, that has one small dark spot within and surrounded by larger dark spots.Small closely packed spines run down it;s back to the tail. Spotted rays can be found over roughish ground in depths up to 140m. Many are taken around the Holyhead bay area especially when fishing on […]

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Pure Fishing – August 2015

Last May Dave Craddock took part in the smoothhound challenge, that particular day was a hard one, it wasn’t until the evening trip, having sat all day without a bite, Dave hooked into, played and landed a beauty starry weighing just over 23lb. That hound winning him a Shakespeare Agility 12lb rod and Penn Squall 15 reel. On 22nd August the rod and reel had their first outing, this tope the first fish landed on the smoothie challenge prize. Karma in full force.

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