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Wrasse fishing



Ballan Wrasse is the largest of the wrasse family present along the south coast. They are distinguished by their deep thick body, thick lips and powerful teeth. The colouration can vary greatly from brown to green with flecks of orange, blues, greens and purple. The dorsal fin has sharp spiny rays and needs careful handling. Ballan wrasse inhabit rock strewn, weedy environments and use their sharp teeth to feed on limpets, crabs and mussels.

Wrasse captured on Berkely Gulp ragwormSeason

From April through to October.


Float fishing, paternoster, running leger.


Ragworm, lugworm, small crab, prawn, cockle, mussel, limpet.

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