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.

Wrasse on Ima Trilobite

A beautiful golden colour Ballan Wrasse caught on an Ima Trilobite fished dropshot

LRF Mixed Bag

Enjoyable day in Portsmouth light rock fishing. Huge amount of Shanny on the split shot rig, plus some small wrasse. Finished with some dropshot action chasing Scorpions. Non-stop fun!

Little Green and Gold Ballan

Black Bream Fishing With Lures

Black Bream on Bream Prawn
I have mentioned before how much I look forward to my Bream fishing, the fine weather and flat seas compliment the hard fighting, colourful fish well and can signal the start of 'proper boat fishing'. However with the wind not doing what its supposed to, combined with the wettest drought on record, the Bream'in has suffered a bit of a false start this year for me which is frustrating. However with a ton of lures and techniques to try using both LRF and HRF this year we are determined to make the most of what time the weather allows us to get out and yesterday (6/5/12) was an opportunity to do just that. Read more

Light Rock Fishing | LRF