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With the wrasse threads etc being so popular I wondered if many of you have any good pics of other species apart from bass caught on lures....FW or SW...

My best on a hard lure


My best gar this year 1lb 2oz


Pat G with that lovely 7lb Pollack he had in 20ft of water


And his first wrasse ever on a hard lure, pretty fish...


One of the Gurnards I have caught on softies
 

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had this gurnard on an xlayer we had a few that day it was crystal clear and flat calm.we had loads of pollack on xlayers and could see them take the xlayer in shallow water it was great craic the best day we had in the boat in 2009.
 

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I was fishing for Snipe (Gar) with a cheap Maria yann type lure, it put up a good scrap on the little Daiwa. I had three weighers for the club that day, Mackerel, Snipe and the Wrasse above. I wasn't allowed to the weigh the Shad in as it is a protected species. Crazy, as most of its scales had come off so I'm sure it would have died a few days after release.
 

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Keith White said:
Gurnard ?

Awesome. Didn't know you had done that.
Don't get me started on gurnards...there are loads of reds about, scrappy little sods for their size but I would love to find some tubs.

I have been told to try an area out west - the boat and shore records are 11 and 12lb. Imagine that on a vertical SP in 150ft of water. I reckon I'd choose a 10lb gurnard over a 10lb bass, just for the novelty value.

Nuts? Probably. :lol:
 

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Is it just reds in St Aubins bay? I've decided that I'm going to Kayak to work in the summer, so wouldn't mind a bash for some Gurnard while I'm on my way..
 

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The bay does produce a lot. I reckon that's more the seabed type than anything else.
 

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You get then in several places over here on bait, normally at low water on the deep marks and normally when it's rough.

might be worth a try with a slow fished softie on the bottom.
 

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I think its only tubs we get over here, behind St Aubins fort is where I had two, and they could have been caught from the rocks on the fort easily. I had another in the small roads outside the harbour and years ago I have had a couple on bait inside the harbour this time of year, one on the vic and one on the end of the new north.
 

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I'm no fish ID guru, but I am sure there are red and greys out there. When I catch one over 5lb I'll know its a tub! :lol: :lol: :lol:

PS Just looked at the record list and it shows reds and tubs, no greys or streaked.
 

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LiamH said:


Wrasse 5lb 8oz



Twaite Shad 1lb 11oz
FFS, look at the size of that Wrasse!!! :eek: :shock: :eek: Awesome fish there Liam, (is it true that the Twaite Shad smell of cucumber??? ) or was that smelt??? :rollineyes:
 
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