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  The Anglesey coastline is littered with different types of sea bed; ranging from rocks & reefs, sand banks, mud flats and shingled areas, all this together with quickly accessible inshore wrecks (there are over 200 around the Anglesey coast), general angling opportunities around our coast are phenomenal.

Our fishing grounds include some of the most prolific in north Wales: - Holyhead Bay, Holyhead Deeps, Trearddur Bay, Caernarfon Bay and the Irish sea. 

General fishing is a name often used throughout the UK to describe a day afloat targeting a wide range of species, these days normally mixed to include stints at both anchor and also on the drift to help maximise the species count.

From Holyhead these days can often see the anglers aboard landing over 20 species in the day.

Sponsored by the worlds largest tackle company Pure Fishing, we have an array rods & reels for all our anglers to use and try out. light spinning rods to universal uptiders, all chosen with our fishing & your enjoyment in mind.


Tide & Times

A good days general fishing can be achieved on tides ranging from 27' to 33'.

Fishing can be hectic all year round in Holyhead, however April through to November are the most productive of times.

The winter months see plenty of action inshore from whiting, dabs and dogs, with some nice pollack, coalies and codling on the reefs.

Despite the varying species of fish, general tackle requirements are fairly similar. Below please find basic recommendations for a good days fishing:-

Rods & Reels  

Downtiding or uptiding will see a variety of species caught. Down tide rods should range in the 12lb to 20lb range and uptiders generally the 4 - 8oz bracket.

We are though a great fan of light tackle fishing, smoothhounds on spinning rods. Rods with light supple tips for drifting under the rocks looking for hard fighting wrasse and inshore pollack.

Heavier Uptiders are sometimes used when seeking out the very big tope. Reels can range in size and type, from both fixed spool to multiplier - here it has to be what you are comfortable with, no point changing reel and not enjoying your day afloat.

There are a host of different makes and models to choose from however with reels sized similar to the Penn Fathom or Abu 7000 sized reels you can't go far wrong.

Mainline, braid is always our preferred choice. This thin alternative to monofilament, helps you feel every bite and keep regular contact in the 20 - 25lb range either mono or braid.

Rig Choice, Weights & Bait

For the smaller species of fish such as dabs, whiting, flounder, gurnards etc good quality scratch rigs, such as 1 up 2 down - hooks from 4 to 1/0 will seek out the fish with ease. another great option is baited feathers - hokkis or shrimp rigs catch all manner of species.

For the slightly larger fish like huss and rays we recommend 1 or 2 hook down rigs, sizes from 3/0 to 6/0 tied to 40lb - 80lb nylon.

With various states of tide and varying tide sizes, it is hard to recommend exact weight requirements. However a good selection of weights from 2oz up to 1lb are the norm. E.G. ball weights, torpedoes and grippers etc. 

Naturally all manner of baits can be used when out charter boat fishing. A good day afloat can be had using mackerel, Ragworm, black lug, squid, crab and Sandeel etc. Bait for your trip can be ordered direct from the boat - Bait Supply

The My Way overall species list to date stands at 49: -

Anglerfish | Ballan Wrasse | Bass | Bib (Pouting) | Black Sea Bream | Blonde Ray | Bull Huss | Coalfish (Coley/Saithe) | Cod | Common Dragonet | Conger Eel | Corkwing Wrasse | Cuckoo Wrasse | Dab | Dragonet | Goldsinny Wrasse | Greater Sand Eel | Grey Gurnard | Haddock | Herring | Leopard-spotted Goby | Lesser Spotted Dogfish | Ling (Common) | Long-spined Sea Scorpion | Mackerel | Plaice | Pollock | Poor Cod | Porbeagle | Red Gurnard | Rock Cook | Rock Goby | Scad | Short-spined Sea Scorpion | Smooth-hound (Common) | Spotted Ray | Spurdog | Starry Smooth-hound | Streaked Gurnard | Thick-Lipped Grey Mullet | Thornback Ray | Three Bearded Rockling | Three bearded rockling | Tompot Blenny | Tope | Topknot | Tub Gurnard | Turbot | Whiting

Read more hints and tips for a great days General Fishing part one  |   General Fishing part two  |   General Fishing part three

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