Bait – mackerel, sand eel, crab, mussels, worm, prawns
Method – float fish
Good places to catch wrasse in Cornwall are Boscastle & Tintagel, the rocks off Porthtowan, Cape Cornwall, Mullion, Mevagissey, Charlestown, the rocks between Mousehole and Newlyn, Kennack Sands, Coverack
Stocky fish with large head, relatively small mouth but with large thick lips. Long dorsal fin with about twenty spines. Large body scales and a speckled body colouration which can be anything from green to reddish brown. Small white spots all over.
Length is 60cm
April – August
Order – Perciformes
Latin Name – labrus bergylta
Family – Labroidei
Wrasse like weedy, rocky bottoms and can be found off harbour walls and rocks.
Wrasse is perfectly edible but can be prone to worms and are therefore, best released
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