Species hunting on the island

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Species hunting on the island

Postby Tom » Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:08 pm

Roamed the island for a species hunt for something new and got rewarded with some great looking fish :D

Light rod fishing is something I'm beginning to really appreciate as something as small as a Corking gets the adrenaline going.

On one of the sessions I caught my biggest ballan wrasse by far. A guy who helped play the fish while I went on my chest to lug it up was gratefully appreciated. I gave him a few pointers as he was spinning his reel with his drag loose for 10mins :? and he soon got on the wrasse and him and his mate kept saying this sea fishing is great when he started catching dog a chuck :lol:

It could have been a 4lbr and I know that may seem optimistic but this thing was thick fat and shy of 50cm, if not definatley high 3lb.
I only fished one rod and was just mooching around for the non showing mackerel

In the same session I had my first double shot of ballan wrasse after realising the bay alarm was closed when it was open when I left it. I hit into a snag retrieving the two.

Mini species sessions at Holyhead breakwater were very pleasant. There's so many biting fish at your toes and the key was to slack line then slowly tighten as the bites were coming.

Quite a few mini species hunters were out on there too having a blast. With the odd better ballan tussling in.

Tight Bites :thumbsup:

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Whiting, Pollock, Pouting, Dab, Codling, Huss, Dogfish, Plaice, Blenny, 5B Rockling, Flounder, Silver Eel, Bass, Thornback, Starry, Common SH, Ballan, Corkwing, Rock Goby, LS Scorpion Fish, Tompot, Grey, Tub G, Launce, Mackerel, PoorCod, Weever, Cuckoo

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Re: Species hunting on the island

Postby Dyl » Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:00 am

Nice one Tom a great little road trip :clap: Them Ballan are chunky!! If only you had some scales :roll: :lol: :thumbsup: Great report :thumbsup:
Last edited by Dyl on Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:17 am, edited 1 time in total.
2017 Bass 2.7lbs / S Hound 11.8lbs
2018 Huss 9.15lbs :doh:

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Re: Species hunting on the island

Postby GAZZ3R » Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:14 am

Crackin report Tom, as Dyl says, great sport on light gear them Ballans :thumbsup:
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Re: Species hunting on the island

Postby Steve Duffy » Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:36 am

Good session Tom. :clap: :clap: :thumbsup:
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Species--- Bass,ray,smoothhound,starry smoothhound,plaice,flounder,dab,LSD,huss,whiting,coddling,mackeral,pout,pollock.

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Re: Species hunting on the island

Postby roy.s » Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:03 am

Nice variety of species there Tom....excellent :thumbsup:
2018 species.......Codling, Whiting, 5 B Rockling, Dab, Plaice, Flounder, Pouting, Thornback ray, Starry smoothound, Common smoothound, Bass, Tub Gurnard, Lesser Weever, Tope pup,
2017 species.......17

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Re: Species hunting on the island

Postby davie495 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:44 am

Nice work Tom


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2018 Species:[10] Cod, Ting, Dab, Huss, LSD, Flounder, Smoothound, Garfish, Pollock, Mackerel

2017:[24]
2016:[14]

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Re: Species hunting on the island

Postby starfish » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:34 am

nice work tom a good few day fishing there well done :thumbsup:


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