Charter Boat: My Way
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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.
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.
- CBUK Catch Log: 49 Species have been caught onboard My Way, including: 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
- CBUK Catch of the Month Winner: May 2011, 24 lb 11 oz Starry Smooth-hound | September 2009, 14 lb 12 oz Bull Huss
- 6 lb Bull Huss by David
- 19 lb 12 oz Spurdog by Nigel
- 8 lb Spurdog by Jeff, Nigel & Andy
- 14 lb Spurdog by Dave
Latest Fishing Reports
05/2015 Fishing Report by Gethyn Owen on My Way (Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey)
May 2015 by Gethyn Owen
Compared to last Friday, the following day didn't quite go to plan. The forecasted weather for Saturday 09th was 6 to 8mph for the day, I rubbed my hands with glee and had visions similar to the day just gone, pollack and spurdog aplenty ... arrived at the marina and had 20mph NW blasting the seas outside the breakwater.
With the new forecast showing a decrease in the wind just in time for a run out to the deeps, it was hoped not all would be lost. waiting for the weather and tide, we managed a few pollack, with doggies, whiting and small huss inshore.
Sadly Holyhead Deep never provided the bounty it had the previous day. It was hard work with a sloppy sea testing our patience & ability to stand up. Still, the lads soldiered on and we managed to land a good few spurdog and huss.
Paul, photographed here managed 4 to himself ...
05/2015 Fishing Report by Gethyn Owen on My Way (Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey)
May 2015 by Gethyn Owen
Great day last Friday, 08th May, flat & calm in the morning, plenty of pollack on the drift followed by a mixed bag during the inshore anchor. Risked the big tide on a mark in Holyhead Deep. It was flat calm here too, but it rained. Oh boy did it rain, torrential at times!
We were soaked wet through all afternoon ... but for 90 mins the 5 adventurous anglers were rewarded with 28 spurdogs and with Shakespeare Fishing 12lb Agility rods or less rods in use, some epic battles from 200ft, including the odd double shot.
Even had a go myself, but had to hand my rod over in the end with the inconsiderate quintet calling net far too often, lol
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04/2015 Fishing Report by Gethyn Owen on My Way (Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey)
Apr 2015 by Gethyn Owen
Up until today (18th) the month of April has been a relatively successful period aboard My Way.
The weather has allowed us to sail on 9 occasions and only cancelled 5, ok, so 64% is not the kindest of percentages, but for early season April in the bay, I’ll take it.
The first weekend of the month saw us staying inshore on a 6 hour trip for a group of novices aboard My Way. Fortunately we were able to put them amongst the fish with a few different species scattered around various marks within Holyhead Bay. What’s interesting about the last couple weeks of March and early April, is that the fishing has been a tad slow inshore. Normally a good variety of species can be relied upon to be here in decent number by now, especially at anchor.
On the drift we’d expect to see pollack and coalfish increasing in size and number as April goes by. But to be fair, were as we’re ploughing through an alarming number of dogfish and whiting most trips, other species have been slow in their appearance. Don’t misunderstand, it\s not been hellish bad inshore. Our days afloat have thrown up some wonderful catches, including rays, rockling, dabs, ling, spurdogs and more, but this lull I’d normally associate with early March has hit a tad later.
Easter was a busy period for us, Easter Sunday was a 30ft tide, with the inshore throwing up a few smaller fish for the crew, we opted for a mark in deeper water for the slack period in search of spurdogs. We had already caught spurs in the Deeps during March and also had a few turn up on the mussel beds, so it was with some anticipation that big baits were lowered the 190ft down. Thankfully we reaped the rewards as a plentiful number of spurs graced the deck of My Way, as many anglers caught spurs for the first time.
On the bank Holiday Monday and the following Monday we ran a few 4hour trips, classed as introduction trips, they are a taster for youngsters and adults alike to the joys of fishing while afloat. Fish, smiles, chocolate & fun, with calm seas and occasional sunshine, they are often a superb day for novices of all ages.
Later that week it was back to full days. Starting again inshore and moving off to Holyhead Deep for the slackwater period. most days with fairly similar results, mixed bag of species from a variety of inshore marks, although still remaining a little slow on actual quantity of fish. This followed by a tremendous number of big double figure spurdogs in addition to huss reaching 14lb taking our baits in Holyhead Deep.
Best spurdog so far in 2015 goes to Carl Burns from Colwyn Bay. Spurdogs have been somewhat of a bogey fish for Carl, having fished with us for over a decade, Carl has had some note-able catches that include amongst the standard big huss, spurdog, pollack etc squid & topknot. Carl's an angler that can normally be relied upon to pull a few species out when others struggle …. but always failed to connect with a spurdog, despite those around him landing spur after spur. Mid March we finally ended the spurdog drought for Carl as he landed some nice double figure spurs during a visit to Holyhead Deep.
Then in April, during yet another successful outing for everyone aboard, Carl pulled out a monster among spurs … a beauty weighing in at 20b 3oz.
A few cancelled trips towards the middle of the month saw us blow away those land locked blues yet again with another successful day afloat and Deep visit. Big huss and spurdogs helped many anglers to an enjoyable day and a few more ticks on their species cards for the 2015 season
More photographs at http://www.goangling.co.uk/Report_2015_April_1.htm
08/03/2015 Fishing Report by Gethyn Owen on My Way (Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey)
8 Mar 2015 by Gethyn Owen
With the winds at Holyhead Port Control recording a constant F9 and gusting 10 on Saturday 07th March, we had already cancelled one day of a planned fun weekend of competition between members of the RAF and a posse of Welsh anglers. Waking up to howling winds early morning on the Sunday, it was with great relief that a couple hours later on the boat, the winds started easing ready for our 9am sail.
With 4 anglers form each team aboard Spindrift and a further 4 from each aboard My way it was going to be a fun day. More so for myself, my first real competitive match for a good number of years. I’ve had a few small goes in the last few years whilst running the boat, but this time H took charge whilst I stood on deck and tried my hand. 2005 and the World champs was the last time I fished a true points match!
Fishing was very hard going, thanks to the winds of previous days the sea was brown in colour and very lumpy at times. We tried a couple marks just outside the harbour and then on the mussel beds with very few fish being caught. Bobby and Scottie played their part on the mussel beds with a nice ray and spurdog respectively. Everyone though remained on single figures for the first few hours! A move inshore though was to kick the fishing, the enthusiasm and thankfully the weather, as calmer seas rolled in.
Species caught were typical for inshore early March and all at anchor, dogs, whiting, poor cod, some plump codling and amongst our 262 fish total were 50 bull huss ranging from a few ounces up to a guesstimated 6/7lb. Top rod aboard My Way was Bobby Lockwood, who fished at a steady pace through the day, his his final score helped along with an impressive personal tally of 14 huss. The same number of huss caught by team mate, the Scottish scouser Micky Duff, who somewhere down the line also had a career in there RAF.
Myself, well I managed a fairly respectable 75%, pleased with this outing and maybe a rekindled interest in the match scene, great fun to be had when you have a genuinely great bunch of lads to finish and enjoy some fishing with. A big no is to go into a match using new gear, ideally you need to get used to new rods & reels and get a feel for them, bite detection capabilities etc. But I wanted dive in (not literally) under pressure conditions and see what the new gear had to offer. I paired the 12b Shakespeare Agility with a Penn Fathom and the Shakespeare Agility Tipster with the FS Spinfisher. I’m not going to go into a full blown report just yet, as I needed to try and catch a few fish and not let the others down, lol, so no photographs. Bite detection on the tipster was equal to many rods of a similar build, bent over in ta strong 29ft tide, bite detections was extremely positive, resulting in a good number of hooked fish. The 12lb Agility I found probably best described to be a little higher up the scale, more 15/20lb in stand alone bite detection. But holding the rod you feel each bite and when fishing allowed i was able to load up on the three hook rig, at one stage hauling in a dogfish, 3lb huss and 3lb codling together, all relatively easy to do without pumping but simply allowing the reel to pull in the fish in as the rod took the strain. First glance / use , I can only conclude that the rods and the reels are exceptional quality and unbelievable value for money. I’m sure anglers aboard My Way are going to have a great time through 2015.
Lastly, big thanks to Harry who took control of My Way admirably during some very trying conditions through the early part of the day, Scoring, making brews and also heating up & serving our lunch, another fantastic Beef Casserole from the talented chef Karen. Thanks pal, training coming along well, think you should do more of this ...
15/02/2015 Fishing Report by Gethyn Owen on My Way (Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey)
15 Feb 2015 by Gethyn Owen
Great weekend afloat, thankfully a good amount of fish in typical Holyhead Winter style … dogs, whiting and dabs with some huss, rays, pollack and a few other species.
Great company, great food and plenty of fish …. perfick.
It's so nice being able to get afloat and write a genuine, albeit brief report ,,,
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31 May 2015
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02 June 2015
2 Places. 8 Hours. £40.00
15 June 2015
5 Places. 8 Hours. £40.00
18 June 2015
5 Places. 8 Hours. £40.00
19 June 2015
8 Places. 8 Hours. £40.00
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karl barnard (22/11/2014)
Had a great time aboard my way great laugh and plenty of fish is a too Gethyn is a top notch chap and always willing to help out plenty of tea coffee and sausage butties well worth the 7 hr drive to get there thanks again mate karl see you in the summer
Skippers Reponse: Thanks Karl, was a good ay, a few fish and a few laughs. Glad you enjoyed it, look forward to seeing you guys next year. Geth
Jay Morrow (16/11/2014)
FANTASTIC, As always you put us on the fish, Gethan & Harry couldnt do enough for us! Fishing wise for the middle of November you woudlnt expect much, This wasnt the case! We caught over 8 types of species and with Huss upto 14.6lb you cant go wrong! Fantastic day made to feel welcome (as always) and i cant wait to go again!
Skippers Reponse: Cheers for the Jay, great fun and a good few fish to. That huss was a belter and a first as well :D See you soon thanks.
Jay Morrow (16/11/2014)
Skippers Reponse: lol :D thanks again mate, much appreciated.
david hellon (04/08/2014)
Joined My Way for a trip out to the deeps and some drift fishing later.On boarding it was great to see a few familiar experienced anglers whom I'd met on previous trips. Great to see that local lads are returning to My Way as this obviously is testament to the service and quality of fishing provided by Gethyn.As ususal the day was fruitful with most anglers bagging small tope aloads of good quality Huss and some great wrasse which provided me with great sport on a light spinning rod.As ever banter was never ending as was the constant stream of tewa and coffee, cheers again Gethyn, top skipper.
Skippers Reponse: Cheers Dave. Great fun once again. Always helps when you have a good bunch of lads aboard that know and enjoy their fishing so well. See you next week
jack williams (05/08/2014)
Well i spent 2 days afloat on MY WAY charters boat with the skipper Gethyn Owen and have to be honest it was a tad choppy the first day but the fishing was good just a little slow on the drift but at anchor the fishing picked up with loads of huss dogs tope and even a few pouting.All this was at the deeps in the morning and the afternoon was on the drift for wrass and pollock .The second day was drift fishing at first again for wrass and pollock i even has a scorpion fish others had wrass and even an octopuss then we went back out to the deeps after spurdogs tope huss and there were a few spurs caught and some nice tope and some good size pouting so all in all 2 great days with a great skipper and some good company and shed loads of banter and some poor jokes but i would recomend a trip out with gethyn as it is a great day out
Skippers Reponse: Nice Jack, thanks for the appraisal. Agree a good couple days with a some good fishing and a nice bunch of lads. Great to knock off a couple species for the hunt too, especially the spur ;)