A good place to catch wrasse?

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A good place to catch wrasse?

Post by George6500i » Sat Jul 04, 2009 6:43 pm

i was looking for somewhere to catch a few wrasse to try and beat the junior record of my club.

does anyone know of any places that could produce a few fish of around 2lb?
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Post by tensenervoushaddock » Sat Jul 04, 2009 6:50 pm

Brixham Breakwater would be a good bet, fishing from the end, inside the point.

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Post by George6500i » Sun Jul 05, 2009 6:59 pm

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Post by pjs » Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:14 pm

I've caught some wrasse of over 2lb from exmouth docks, using rag on a 3 hook paternoster. Try there.

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Post by wiltshire87 » Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:15 am

depends on how far your willing to travel? i fished newlyn beach in penzance couple of weeks back nd caught several decent sized wrasse,

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wrasse at mount batton

Post by illustriousgreen » Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:05 am

i can only speak for plymouth on this one

put a float out at varied depths from mount batton with nothing but ragworm for bait should get you wrasse of many sizes, use larger worm baits or cast further to try and avoid the many tidlers.

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Post by George6500i » Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:29 pm

ill proberbly be able to get down to exmouth docks in the summer holidays.
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Post by fishdude » Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:26 pm

alrite george, go down otter cove by sandy bay, we had a few there in our comp dis wkend, biggest was 3lb 6oz, or footcloud off bud beach is good, biggest ive had off there is 4ld 11oz. best bet would be otter cove on an in coming tide. ps, use spark plugs as weights cuz u will lose lots!!! dave

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Post by FATFISH » Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:14 pm

If you can get any live prawns or shrimps use the Wrasse bloody love them ;)

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Post by George6500i » Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:17 pm

ok thanks,
how do u hook live prawns?

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RE LIVE PRAWNS

Post by paastyman » Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:26 pm

To attach live prawns, carefully pass the hooks point under the first shell section after the tail. Do not attempt to go for more as the prawn will die. Live prawns are gulfed down by all fish and your hook will take.
If your fortunate enough to be able to gather live prawns, your fishing experience is sure to be successful. They make an excellent bait for virtually every estuary species and many ocean going species too.
You'll need a good aerator and continual water changes to keep them alive. If they die, freeze them immediately, however, once thawed, they do not re freeze well.
Dead prawns are simply attached by threading the hook up through the body from tail to head.

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Re: A good place to catch wrasse?

Post by LeeFull » Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:04 pm

George6500i wrote:i was looking for somewhere to catch a few wrasse to try and beat the junior record of my club.

does anyone know of any places that could produce a few fish of around 2lb?
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Portsmouth pier! ive caught loads and goos sizes too.

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Post by nath160 » Fri Nov 13, 2009 1:27 pm

if you are willing to 'venture across the border', try rame head, penlee and queener point (all relatively close to eachother) or further down around looe/polperro at marks like colors cove. and rough ground mark that is lightly fished should increase the odds of catching a cracker though.

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Decent Wrasse

Post by jamiea1 » Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:08 pm

Anywhere rocky is good... but i tend to move about, wrasse are pretty terratorial so if you dont get a cracker move on, i use short trace (4-6'') 30-40lb with 2/0 hook on running ledger. no need to cast just flick out where you want! live hard crab always best bout size of 50p piece!!!
This always works for me just hold on when you hook one!!!

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