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I am being hounded by small pollock and whiting as I begin my sea fishing adventures here in Anglesey. I have been trying rag, lug and now macky strips, from a variety of marks including the harbour here at Amlwch.

Is there a way of avoiding these fish? Would just a bigger hook and bigger bait do the trick? How do I present a work so it looks bigger?! How do I use macky in larger bits?

All help gratefully received.
 

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Well I have gone from a few m deep off the local rocks, to the depth of the mouth of the harbour (a few tens of m??) and it made no difference lol. I will keep trying I guess.
 

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You have some great deep water marks up towards bull bay off the rock ledges, whole squid baits and large mackeral/bluey pennel rigged and wrapped on with plenty of elastic tend to resist the smaller fish, whiting will destroy any size worm bait you put out there, i generally use 2/0 or 4/0 heavy wire hooks, theres some big conger there so use some strong snoods aswell.
 

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You may well be fishing at the wrong times. A lot of big fish are predatory and I've been in a couple of places where a lot of small fish activity can mean that the big boys haven't turned up yet so they feel safe to come out and feed. Of course it's good that you've found the small fish, as they can be a source of food for the bigger fish and I'd be tempted to try a few as bait and see if anything turns up.
 

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You may well be fishing at the wrong times. A lot of big fish are predatory and I've been in a couple of places where a lot of small fish activity can mean that the big boys haven't turned up yet so they feel safe to come out and feed. Of course it's good that you've found the small fish, as they can be a source of food for the bigger fish and I'd be tempted to try a few as bait and see if anything turns up.
Nailed it on the head :) OP if your getting lots of small pollack, try rigging one up with a circle hook through its nose as the light fades, could produce a nice bass or huss as they will actively feed these at certain states of tide

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OK I will try that. Thanks a lot. Certainly been no improvement in size recently - maybe I need to vary it a bit more, as I tend to fish at or near high tide only.....
 

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Turn this on it's head.
Get a very light fishing outfit (LRF on another part of this site) 7ft rod with 2500 size reel, 10lb braid as a suggestion.
You can then have a lot of fun playing the smaller fish.
Or cast out HUGE bait on 3/0 or bigger hooks and wait for the big one to turn up.

Better still do both.:clap2:
 
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