ballan wrasse

Ballan Wrasse are one of my favourite species of fish to target on the lure. The Ballan Wrasse is a real thug and bigger specimens will test your tackle and skill to the limit. They come in a huge array of beautiful colours – from brown to red, to green, to gold. Most often found around rock and weed, they can however turn up almost anywhere there is some structure for them to inhabit. Because of their environment we most often use weedless techniques to target Ballan Wrasse, limiting the odds of us getting snagged in their surroundings.

April Wrasse Fishing

Dorset Ballan Wrasse

Enjoyable day on the Dorset coast with Dan and Chris. While the wrasse fishing is still only a fraction of what it will be in the next couple of months, it still felt rewarding. Each of us caught. Creature baits were the key. Crystal clear water conditions. You can’t beat the ‘tonk’ of a bite from a Ballan Wrasse. I’m an addict!

BLAC Sea Final Weymouth

Leopard Spotted Goby in Weymouth Harbour

Weymouth, you excelled yourself! What an amazing venue for a species hunt. Competitors managed 17 species in 8 hours of fishing. Without bait. That’s ridiculous! Read more

Birthday Wrassing

Green and Gold Ballan Wrasse

My ‘lovely’ employer was kind enough to give me the day off on my birthday, so I did what any right minded individual should do in that situation – went fishing. Read more

Cornish Lure Festival 2015

Giant Goby Cornwall

The mileometer said 620 miles, but all except the trip home flew by. Cornwall, you are incredible. Read more

Target: Monster Rockfish

Lulworth Ballan Wrasse

What an incredible day down on the Purbecks, fishing among the fossils. Finally got to survey a stretch of coast I’ve wanted to fish for a number of years now. I definitely won’t leave it as long next time. The area around Lulworth, in Dorset is wrasse heaven. Read more

20 Wrasse Before Breakfast

Wrasse on One Up Shad

Has to be one my favourite venues. 20 Ballan Wrasse to LRF tactics before a fried breakfast in the sun. Simple Texas rig. Fished my favourite, Bug Ants, the super effective Lunker City Ribster and the world’s most expensive wrasse snacks – 2″ One Up Shads!

Light Rock Fishing | LRF