Sunday, 15 January 2012



Having blown a gale since the start of the new year, it was nice to finally have a calm in the storm and we were not going to miss out on the chance to fish. So myself, Jon and Ben headed to the North West of Anglesey to fish at Holyhead breakwater. Arriving two hours before high at 21.40 we got the rods set up and ready to go. Now I know alot of people fish the calmer inside wall of the breakwater but as we were not there to catch whiting and dogfish. We braved the rougher ground on the outside wall in hope of something of substance. We were using 3/4 mackeral mounted on 6/0's on rotten bottom pulley rigs, intended for congers and seperate 2 hook flapper rigs with worm and fish cocktails in hope of codling and coalies. The session was not prolific and the conger rods remained still throughout the night. However the flapper rigs were kept reasonably busy and saved us all a blank. Jon and Ben were first on the board both catching 3-bearded rockling and then I managed a shore rockling (species 3) which funnily enough was the 50th species I caught last year and took me until 15th December to catch, so I'm glad that ones out of the way early. Before we called it a night there were a few more rockling caught as well as a scorpion fish, a coalfish and a couple of pollock to Jon. Unfortunately my camera was left at home so no fish photos but the picture above shows the rough ground we were fishing over.

Tight lines, Ross!

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