Charter Boat: My Way

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Licensed For: up to 10 passengers
Code Of Practice: Cat 3 - 20 Miles from any safe haven
Hours: 3hr / 4hr / 5hr / 6hr / 8hr / 9hr / 10hr / 12hr / Multiple Days Trips
Contact: Gethyn Owen
Map: Location & Directions
Type of Fishing: Reef, Banks drifting and anchor fishing etc - smoothhound, tope, pollack, wrasse, huss plus many more and also Special Specimen Days And Competitions Arranged
Tackle Available: Yes - Contact Skipper
Bait Available: Yes - Contact Skipper
Boat Specification: 32 ft Aquastar, flush deck with ample space for anglers. Full Electronics package Lowrance HDS-8 Sounder with Structure Scan, Lowrance Global Chartplotter, Icom VHF-DSC, Furuno GPS, Koden Radar, Radio, cd, mp3 player & Ipod dock
Facilities: Toilet And Cooking Facilities - Oven, hob & kettle
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Website: www.goangling.co.uk
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We fish all year round for a variety of differing species, including smoothhound, tope, pollack, gurnards, codling, coalies, wrasse, rays and huss plus many more. My Way can be chartered for both full boat and individual bookings.

My Way is based at Holyhead Marina on the north western tip of the beautiful Isle of Anglesey, North Wales. Our coastal area benefits from a range of mixed grounds with mud, shingle, rock and sand banks all with in reach to offer some excellent and varied fishing. Your charter trip includes tea, coffee, and also a hot snack, plus the My Way galley includes a hob, oven, grill for your use if required, A variety of quality uptide and down tide rods with ABU 7500C3 reels are are available free of charge if needed. The set up comes with 1 end rig and weight.

Holyhead Marina has ample free parking for it's users. Over spill parking can be found on the hill over looking the Marina complex. With My Way on an easy access berth, there is a short walk onto the pontoons with no nusiance ladders or steps to climb along.

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About the Skipper:

Gethyn has been a keen angler all his life, both from the shore and the boat. GO Angling was set up in 2003 and My Way has since prooved to be a very popular vessel on the north Wales coast. Born locally, Gethyn has extensive local knowledge, with over 30years experience in these waters

A qualified Level 2 Angling Coach, Gethyn was a member of the Welsh National Boat Angling Team and has represented Wales in two Home Nations Championships and also one World Championships. The 41st World Boat Angling Championships held in Weymouth, England is where Gethyn finished 9th overall and helped Wales to 4th overall.

Latest Fishing Reports

  • 05/2016 Fishing Report by Gethyn Owen on My Way (Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey)

    May 2016 by Gethyn Owen

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    During the first few days in May and the weather decided it wasn’t best for My Way to set sail, we remained tied up while temperamental winds had their say.

    During the first weekend, things settled down over the Spring Tides. Conditions were still breezy but quite good given the conditions, pollack and codling on the drift with doggies, whiting, more codling, huss & others coming to the boat at anchor.

    We managed a couple first of the year early May, with a very small tope falling to Stockport angler Lisa, this tope also being her first catch of the species.

    My Way regular Mark Dolben also came up trumps with the first smoothhound of the year. A pair either side of the 10lb mark kick starting what was to be another fantastic season on these hard fighting small sharks.

    By the middle of the month, we had some fairly settled weather coinciding with neap tides. This was going to allow My Way to push a little further out than we had been doing and fish a few marks in Holyhead Deep, a popular area with the potential to throw up some fantastic sport.

    A regular crowd from The Wirral were not to be disappointed on a recnet trip to Holyhead Deep, with Scottish International angler Mickey coming up trumps with a great pair of spurdogs.


    A 16lber on his first drop and a magnificent 20lb specimen towards the end of the Deeps anchor. From 200ft of water in 1.5knots of tide, this really did put up a great fight.

    Plenty of species showing up inshore, with small pollack and wrasse making far more regular appearance whilst on the drift around the rock marks and on the back of Holyhead’s famous Breakwater.

    The Deeps fishing continued for a few days, with the settled weather remaining over Anglesey and the fishing obliging our anglers. The main target remaining the big huss and big spurdogs, small tope also falling to the baits on the odd occasion.

    Middle of May and the weather was turning a little as the neap tides made way for larger and stronger tides. The good movement in the water added more smoothhound fun to our trips as the season slowly got underway.

    Local angler Peter Williams nailing himself a new personal best after landing our first 20lb smoothie of 2016.

    Our spurdog rigs are famed for the ability to continually land big spurdogs, over an over again. Tide in house with only the best products, the rigs also benefit from using wire on the snood lines.

    Spurdogs have small rows of razor sharp teeth, that can be seen clearly in the photograph.

    The last full week of May saw the return of My Ways annual hound competition, The Smoothhound Challenge, handsomely sponsored by Tackle Giants TronixPro

    Marking the start to our hounding season, last week saw the return of the annual Smoothhound Challenge aboard GO Angling - My Way Sea Fishing Trips, this year sponsored by tackle innovators Tronixpro.
    Conditions were great all week with calm seas greeting all that fished with us. The fishing wasn’t hectic, with packs of smoothhies failing to show. Instead a steady stream came to the boat, mainly lone hounds with the odd double or triple hook up through the week
    Up for grabs each day during our Smoothhound challenge a TronixFishing rod and reel combo, Envoy Multiplier reel and a 3 piece multitip, Iridium Berlangas 275 rod. All the angler had to do was catch the heaviest smoothhound of the day.
    We managed to land over 120 smoothies, many in the 6 to 10lb range, quite small by our own standards, but true to form with the cycle of smoothhound fishing and sizes. However the best during our week was caught by local rod Mark Cain, a whopping 24lb 2oz, just short of the current Welsh Record.
    On refelction, May was another good month aboard My Way
    Sailing regularly from Holyhead Marina, our reports and numerous photographs help tell the tale of our season and how fishing aboard My Way progresses through one year
    With July promising to be a great month once again, check our spaces here - boat or current individuals

    Full report and photos please copy & paste this addreess into your browser
    http://www.goangling.co.uk/articles-reports/Report_2016_May.php

    Gethyn Owen
    Tel: 07971 924046
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  • 06/2016 Fishing Report by Gethyn Owen on My Way (Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey)

    Jun 2016 by Gethyn Owen

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    In 2008 and following years we were heavily involved with the University College Dublin (UCD) Ph.D researcher Edward Farrell in his study of Starry Smoothhounds.

    Eds research was studying the seasonal migration of smoothhounds but also to show that Starry Smoothounds only and not the Common Smoothhound visited the UK and surrounding waters. Ed had an article published in the ICES (International Council for the Exploration of the Sea) Journal of Marine Science in January 2009 showing his findings on Starry & Common hounds.

    In a nutshell, not one Common Smoothhound was recorded from Holyhead or any other participating area.

    Fast Forward to 2016 and it's smoothhound season aboard My Way once again, Holyhead and in particular My Way, is famous for putting anglers on to some of the best hound action the UK has to offer. With hundreds caught many of which go double figure, My Way also has a pretty enviable Gallery of hounds recorded over 20lb.

    Local angler Pete Williams, with another 20lb hound caught mid May 2016. The first of 11 so far recorded aboard My Way this season.

    When space allows I like to fish with the crews aboard My Way, smoothhounds a favourite time of year.

    My smoothie fishing in 2016 has so far been fairly good, with numeorus fish caught and the odd day session returning over 10 double figures to me. One day recently I caught a small hound, that was sporting a tag.

    The tag was identical to the ones we had been using to tag hounds nearly a decade ago, the tag and tag site were in good condition with barely a sign of having been at sea for such a long time, could it be one of us. After a few photographs the smoothie was released again. Naturally I didn't have the tag details to hand, so was going to have to wait a while till I could found out if smoothhound R00150 was indeed previosly tagged by us.

    Once back, I emailed Ed with the details and soon learned that the male smoothie was originally taggeg by us in Holyhead bay on the 29/05/2008. When tagged it was almost a fully grown male, so hadn't really grown much. But had been at liberty for over 8years. Had it passed through Holyhead before and simpy avoided being caught? We'll never know, but we do know it did return.

    After a quick weigh, 6lb 2oz and a few photographs, the hound was released once again, it swam away at an incredible speed ... maybe to return once more in another 8years time!

    Once again in 2016, we have been involved with data collection and the tagging of smoothhounds. We were joined aboard My Way in June by Laura Bond from the Shark group Wobby Shark Savers and her father Paul, tagging smoothhound on behalf of the SSACN (Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network)

  • 05/2016 Fishing Report by Gethyn Owen on My Way (Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey)

    May 2016 by Gethyn Owen

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    Marking the start to our hounding season, last week saw the return of the annual Smoothhound Challenge aboard GO Angling - My Way Sea Fishing Trips, this year sponsored by tackle innovators Tronixpro.

    Conditions were great all week with calm seas greeting all that fished with us. The fishing wasn’t hectic, with packs of smoothhies failing to show. Instead a steady stream came to the boat, mainly lone hounds with the odd double or triple hook up through the week

    Up for grabs each day during our Smoothhound challenge a TronixFishing rod and reel combo, Envoy Multiplier reel and a 3 piece multitip, Iridium Berlangas 275 rod. All the angler had to do was catch the heaviest smoothhound of the day.

    We managed to land over 120 smoothies, many in the 6 to 10lb range, quite small by our own standards, but true to form with the cycle of smoothhound fishing and sizes. However the best during our week was caught by local rod Mark Cain, a whopping 24lb 2oz, just short of the current Welsh Record.

    For more photographs from the week please copy and poaste the following link into your browser

    http://goangling.co.uk/articles-reports/2016-report-smoothhounds-challenge.php

  • 04/2016 Fishing Report by Gethyn Owen on My Way (Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey)

    Apr 2016 by Gethyn Owen

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    What a month April has been, weather wise we often refer to April showers, but this last month I think April has been through all the seasons, with a few days consisting of glorious sunshine, together with rain, hail snow and an awful lot of wind. This squall was sat above our intended fishing ground in Holyhead Deep.

    We left calm seas, in bright sunshine and were greeted with a good stiff breeze, that then also through hail, sleet and full on snow mid April. It turned bitterly cold with ice sticking to the deck. Back inshore that afternoon; the sunshine once again blazed down upon us.

    We have managed a good number of trips afloat, were some have tested our patience and kept us inshore, others have seen us venture into Holyhead Deep for successful hours catching big spurdogs and bull huss. Inshore we found a good mixed bag on every day, dogfish, codling, whiting and huss ranging from a few ounces up to double figures coming to the boat regularly.

    Local angler Phil Crompton had not fished afloat for a good number of years, concentrating his efforts more on the shore. Wanting to find his way back into boat angling, Phil chose a trip to Holyhead Deep this week to kick start his angling escapades afloat. The rewards came thick and fast with plenty of bits inshore followed by some great spurdog fishing

    I had avoided drifting the inshore rock marks for a number of weeks, sadly the [pollack were slow to move in and the waters far too cold still for wrasse. By Mid April, it was time for another try. Thankfully the smaller pollack were around together with a few coalfish,. Nothing big, but a start for inshore fishing and with fish ranging from 1 to 3lb, a steady flow ensured great fun for an early season session.

    With an ever increasing species count, Aprils fishing improved daily with a great variety of fish coming aboard My Way most days

    For more photos with this report, please copy and paste this link into youir browser

    http://www.goangling.co.uk/articles-reports/Report_2016_April.php

    Many more reports and photographs, an honest account of fishing from Holyhead, can be found on our website or facebook page

    http://www.goangling.co.uk

    http://www.facebook.com/GOAngling


  • 04/2016 Fishing Report by Gethyn Owen on My Way (Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey)

    Apr 2016 by Gethyn Owen

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    My Way regular Steve Harrison from Manchester, enjoyed another cracking day aboard My Way this week. As with most trips we started off inshore with a good number of doggies, small codling and small huss. Steve managed something different with a nice spotted ray.
    Lunchtime we headed out to Holyhead Deep and were then rewarded with plenty of spurdogs and huss for the crew, with Steve also bagging up for him himself

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  • 5-star Neil crosswell (11/05/2016)

    First trip out on My Way. Gethyn messaged me evening before and the forecast meant he had to change plans somewhat. Cup of tea within minutes on board and throughout the day. Sauge butty for lunch and quite a selection of cake. Fishing wise we had a steady day with a mixed bag with action from pollack, coalie, codling, huss, and dogs. Some good banter onboard. Would I rebook, yes definitely. If you fancy a day with a difference give My Way a go you'll come away with a smile on your face.

    Skippers Reponse: Very kind words Neil and much appreciated, good fun given what the weather threw at us. Hopefully see you again soon, thanks Gethyn

  • 5-star James Bell (22/03/2016)

    Was our first trip with Gethyn, what a cracking day out. Gethyn makes a special effort to make you feel welcome on board with as many teas and coffees as you can drink (when he's not cracking crap jokes)... Within the first hour after leaving the marina everyone on hoard was straight into the Spurdogs! With a couple coming close to the welsh record I believe. The boat was in excellent condition as was the tackle supplied. We all caught more than enough fish, for so soon after winter Gethyn obviously knows his stuff. Would highly recommend. Cheers Gethyn.

    Skippers Reponse: PMSL crap jokes, they were polite ones for your first trip! Thanks James, great to meet you both and glad you had a good day. Certainly some great spurs. See you both again soon

  • 5-star Peter Jones (19/09/2015)

    Gethyn, thanks for a brilliant days fishing! The atmosphere on the boat was great, the help and advice from you and Mark much appreciated and one fish after another made the day. Thanks and we'll see you again. Jones bros

    Skippers Reponse: Hi Peter, thank you for he review. Glad you guys enjoyed the day and also managed a few pollack and whiting for supper. See you soon

  • 5-star IAN WILSON (24/08/2015)

    This was our first time out with Gethyn, we were what you would call tourist sea anglers. I spoke with Gethyn before the trip, explaining my son would like to catch a tope, he advised me to book a particular date. From the moment we arrived, he was very friendly, welcoming us on to his boat. He was very clear in his instructions on showing us what to do with the type of fishing we would be doing. He was always there to support us, constantly encouraging my son, who as always outfished me.Gethyn explained about the different types of fish that were caught. There was a good atmosphere on the trip, with tea and a snack. Would THOROUGHLY recommend a trip out with him and look forward to another trip in the future.

    Skippers Reponse: Thanks for the review Ian, it was a great day, the young man fished extremely well for a host of different species, including his first tope. Really pleased for him. See you both again soon, thanks

  • 5-star Mark Dolben (19/06/2015)

    Awesome days fishing aboard Myway 19/6/2015 smooth hounds were the target of the day as part of Myways smooth hound challenge competition and as always we were not disappointed with Gethyn the skipper managing to put us on some fearnominal fishing with well over 30 smooth hounds landed on the day many of them into double figures and a new PB of 20lb4oz for myself Gethyn informed me that my fish was the third 20lb+ hound to be landed aboard Myway in the last two days truly exceptional and must rate as some of the best smooth hound fishing available in the UK! As always Gethyn made sure everyone had a good day by providing a constant supply of tea coffee and sausage sandwiches as well as helpful tips and information on tackle we were using bait presentation and rigs making sure the guys that had never tried this type of fishing before got the best out of there day afloat as I have said before I would highly recommend a trip abroad Myway I had an absolutely fantastic day and to top it off I was lucky enough to landed not only a new PB but the biggest hound of the day winning a brand new rod and reel kindly donated by Gethyn himself and I would like to thank him very much and I can't wait till the next time

    Skippers Reponse: Awesome Mark, thank you for the very kind words. Great fun and what a catch! Still time to smash another PB! Cheers Geth

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