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.

Cornish Lure Festival 2013

Rock Cook Cornish Lure Festival

The 2013 Cornish Lure Festival - what a fantastic event!

July 5th saw myself and the other half set off early for Cornwall. With sunny weather and low winds forecast, it didn't look perfect for the Bass comp but for me and the species hunting crew, it looked bloody perfect! Read more

Light Rock Fishing Kimmeridge Bay

Last stop in my Dorset smackdown was Kimmeridge Bay - a mark with almost cult status - especially for Bass. But I had LRF wrasse on my mind...Read more

Mixed Light Boat Fishing

Found some good fun out on the boat. With small neap tides and light winds in the morning we were able to fish LRF tackle both at anchor and on the drift. Read more

LRF Beach Wrasse

I seem to have had a run of wrasse lately, however this one came off a shingle beach within 4m of the high tide mark. Makes you think

Light.Rock.Fishing

I am thinking of getting some clothing branded 'Light.Rock.Fishing-LRF', more than once I have been approached by fellow anglers within my club and been asked ‘what is that fishing you do, with the silly light rods, fixed spools and rubber eels?’ and I have to go through what it is all about and where to find some info online. I’m happy to as I love LRF and keen to spread the gospel. The reason I have to go through this fairly often is I am having to tell each individual angler in my club one by one as they don’t seem to want anyone else to know that they are actually quite interested in targeting Scorpion fish, or Bream, or Gobies on ultra-light tackle. It's just not ‘grown-up’. So to save them the embarrassment of having to ask me about about light rock fishing, if I had a t-shirt that read ‘Light.Rock.Fishing…Google it’ I would ensure that people still got the info without letting their mates know that the thought of a Tompot Blenny on a plastic using .3PE line excites them every bit as much as 50lb conger on bait with 2lb of lead. I hope to see some secret LRF’ers out on the sea soon and can be sure that when they catch their first Bream, Wrasse or similar on LRF gear they won’t keep it to themselves for long!

Plenty of LRF for me this week, with the small tides and breeze-less evenings it worked out nicely to fish over low water in Langstone harbour entrance and try some all round fishing without targeting anything specific. Read more

Light Rock Fishing | LRF