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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!

Horse Mackerel at Weymouth

Horse Mackerel in Weymouth
Horse Mackerel on Knight Worm
Great little session with Chris Wheeler in Weymouth on Saturday night. Wind dropped away to nothing for a couple of hours around midnight and we were able to fish delicate Aji-type lures on jigheads, using the curve fall method, on-the-drop (OTD). We picked up the desired Horse Mackerel (Scad), Mackerel and some decent sized Pollack, plus the odd tiny Whiting caught well off the bottom. Really enjoyed it.

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

Night Games at West Bay

West Bay Harbour
Aji Ringer Shad Flounder

Saturday night saw me hatching a plan to administer a Flounder smackdown. Wedged between my Lulworth wrasse-a-thon in the morning and the Bristol BLAC qualifier the next day, I settled on West Bay, in Dorset. 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!

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

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