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.

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!

Dawlish LRF

Ballan Wrasse at Dawlish

With an extended bank holiday weekend and a decent forecast we jumped in the van and headed down the A303 to Devon, for a spot of camping. Dawlish Warren was our chosen destination and although this wasn't a fishing trip, of course the lure rods came along too. Read more

LRF on Swanage Pier

Swanage Pier

What a cracking bank holiday Monday it was down in Dorset!

First of this year's trips down to Swanage Pier and the first of the fish. It was clear that the Scorpos were back with a vengeance. Team Taylor (Mark and Sam) were into double figures by the time I got there. Young Sam was rinsing us. Well done Sam. Read more

Alderney 24 Hour Lure Only Species Hunt 2014

Dusk on Commercial Quay

The weather gods were not best pleased with the group of anglers that ventured out to fish the 2014 Alderney 24 Hour Lure Only Species Hunt. Strong easterly winds hampered everyone's progress the whole weekend but did nothing to dampen everyone's enthusiasm. Alderney has a lot to offer, even in tough conditions. Read more

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