Our first trips in October saw us fishing around Holyhead bay for a selection of species. One day with a great mix of novice and experienced anglers we had a species and fun filled day. After landing plenty of whiting on the big spring tide, we hooked up larger traces and concentrated on bigger species.
Huss fishing can be great fun
With everyone catching a good number of huss, it was Ned who managed to come out on top during his first trip with a cracking inshore tope. The tope screamed line from Neds reel and gave him a fantastic fight for an awesome introduction to angling.
Neds impressive first tope
The drifting around the coast through October has been good fun, plenty of wrasse and pollack, sadly though the latter despite touching 4 to 5 lb not quite reaching the 8lbrs of previous seasons. It’s been a funny season when drifting, all or nothing on some days.
Light tackle drifting in shallow water, awesome fun
As previously mentioned, the whiting have been in abundance. triple shots on most drops to general scratch rigs, with some of the whiting touching 1 1/2lb and a great sized for the pot. Whiting also make an exceptional bait for a host of larger species, huss, ray and spurdog in particular all love a chunk of whiting to chew on.
Rays turning up on a few marks in Trearddur Bay during October
Meltham & District SAC members making the most of the rays
Wirral based club OXTON-RAFA had a great tripped October, sticking inshore plenty of species once again, with some anglers managing to snare a few firsts and new huss pb’s along the way. With a mixed bag of LFC fans, Toffees, joined by a Leeds and a ManUre fan, you can guess it was laugh a minute with far too many unprintable comments being made, lol.
When joined by angling double act Thrussell & Thrussell, the cameras would be out in full force. Mike snr taking a snap of Mike jnr with friend Tom Wain on a blustery inshore day
The remainder of the month followed in a similar fashion. Sadly weather only allowed us travel to Holyhead Deep in search of the early Autumn spurdogs on one occasion, but we never missed out with plenty of species inshore and some extremely good drifting and also huss fishing at anchor.
Carl with his lovely double figure spurdog
Nice thornback ray
PB coalfish for Brooksy, 4lb 8oz
Daniels first ever ray, result
Wonderful Whiting = read our whiting article here
Brilliant double figure huss for Nathan
Gorgeous cuckoo wrasse
Always a beautiful sunset to watch