Wrasse Fishing 2016

We spend a fair amount of time drifting around our coastline in search of pollack, coalies, codling and my favourites when drifting inshore the various members of the wrasse family. That said, wrasse are not for everyone, mainly because they don’t make for good eating and the species we have in the UK do not exceed double figures. So what do they do, well, they put up one hell of a scrap. Ballan wrasse reach up to 5lb with us, the cuckoo wrasse are the fish thatdraw gasps from anglers with the marvelous colours they display. I don’t think 2016 […]

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Wrasse Fishing

In Holyhead the months of March & April signify the arrival of the big spurdogs, and then with May we have the classic period where double figure smoothies are the norm aboard My Way. June however is the month when I consider the year really gets into full swing and offers both boat and shore anglers immense variety and certainly increased quantities of fish. Through late spring, summer and often into late autumn Holyhead is seemingly blessed with a never ending amount of quality smoothhounds, bull huss and good rays, along with spurdogs, congers, even bigger huss and also some […]

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Wrasse Cuckoo

The cuckoo wrasse is long and slender in comparison to the ballan. it has one long dorsal fin. Mature males tend to be striking blue and reddish orange in colour. Their heads tend to be a very bright blue colour. The fins on a male cuckoo wrasse also have a blue edge to them. During mating season the brightness of the head decreases and exhibit white flashes. Female cuckoo wrasse and immature males, tend to be a pinkish colour. They have 3 dark blotches on the base of the dorsal fin. They feed predominantly on crab, mussel, shrimp and worm. […]

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