A Fine Friday Fishing

Inshore fishing on Thursday 06th Apr was great fun, but the deeps let us down with only big huss to the hooks, so a change of venue was called for he following day. After a mixed bag inshore on Friday 07th Apr, it was time for a delicious beef casserole, thanks to Dawn. Next, the drift and we were rewarded with plenty of good sized pollack for April. The deeps followed and thankfully the fish came too. Plenty of big huss and spurdogs for all onboard, but birthday boy Iwan had to win the day with three nice tope, the best pushing the […]

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Holyhead in March

With My Way due back in the water this coming week, we take a small look at the great fishign that cna be expected through March. In more recent years the weather has become a lot more settled than we are generally used to in March. Granted it is still cold and with the odd fresh set of winds to try our patience, but the calmer seas have My Way setting sail regularly with some great rewards for her anglers. Fish are normally plentiful with resident species through March including dogfish, whiting, dabs, codling, conger, ray and bull huss plus […]

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Huss Fishing 2016

Huss fishing can offer some good sport close inshore, often a guarentee of something double figure on all tides. The bull huss feeds on a variety of species, locally whiting, mackerel and codling will see numerous caught. Bull huss are caught through out our fishing grounds from 20ft of water to 250ft. Here’s a small selection of huss from this year …. Please share:

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Ethan does it his way

Good day afloat yesterday, drifting a little slow but the Deeps made up for that, the day should be called ‘Ethan Showed Them’, as the young angler showed the adults how to do it with a new PB 27lb tope, a first spurdog, followed by a handful more and a nice huss. Few photos from the day below … Please share:

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Tope from Holyhead Deeps

Most of the charter fleet off the north Wales coast benefit from a fairly consistent run of big tope. Holyhead is no exception, with the current Welsh record for a boat caught tope, 79lb, being caught and then released aboard My Way in August 2005 by Nottingham angler Anthony Meli. These big fish tend to move inshore late July through to October. Above, Antony Meli and his Welsh Record C&R tope It is though firmly believed though that there have been even bigger fish hooked over the years that have proved far too powerful for the anglers to keep hold […]

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Holyhead General Fishing – Part 2

General Fishing can be used to describe various types of fishing, for many it is when that planned day goes slightly pear shaped and your intended targets don’t play ball. It also describes in fairness much of the fishing to be had off Anglesey and especially from Holyhead. Yes we have our smoothhounds, tope, and spurdogs to name a few, but we’re not blessed with some of the fishing that you read about regular on the south coast I’m talking about the big plaice, turbot and bream etc. Sadly you cannot charter from Holyhead with those particular fish as specific […]

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Holyhead General Fishing – Part 1

The vast majority of experienced anglers have a specific target in mind when they book a day out boat fishing. Sadly though, we have a number of external influences on our sport such as particular time of year, large tidal range and worst of all the good old British weather.   Despite all our best plans, we can’t always target the species we enjoy catching the most. Never the less, most anglers are willing to take the rough with the smooth and assuming here that a day afloat can still be had will quickly adjust their armoury with a selection […]

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Spurdog Fishing

Spurdogs have seen something of a revival in recent years. Sadly the spurdog was long lined to near extinction not so long ago, with pleasure anglers suffering the loss of a good fighting fish. I was talking recently to acclaimed angling journalist Mike Thrussell, from World Sea Fishing , he was telling me of a drift way back in the late eighties whilst out sharking some 30 miles off the west Wales coast. The drift, over 13 miles long saw them catching and returning spurdogs throughout the drifts length, since then though Mike has failed to catch a spur off […]

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August 2016

August was another month of mixed fortunes aboard My Way, maybe ‘Mixed Fortunes’ will be the title of our 2015 review, temperamental weather once again playing a big part in the whole month. Still, with a fully booked boat, when the weather allowed we managed to sail whenever possible and locate some sport for our crews. A few days into the month and the weather settled nicely for us to take a trip out to Holyhead Deep, sights set firmly on spurdogs and maybe a few tope. We were’t disappointed with a good number of spurs and tope coming to […]

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