Raz Island Sea Fishing Mark

Cross the causeway to Raz Island and, despite strong tides, you can fish for a variety of species.
This is a rough ground mark, although cleaner patches are found on the western ledges. You will be cut off for around six hours if fishing over high water. Float fish for mullet on the northern side in the calmer waters of the bay or fly fish for bass and mullet from the causeway half tide down. You will be fishing from rocks so take the necessary safety advice beforehand.

 

SPECIES
Expect wrasse, conger eels to 40lb, pollack, mackerel, bass, mullet and tope anywhere. The sand patches between the western reefs give blonde and undulate rays, bream, cod, plaice and sole.

 

BEST BAITS
Launce and squid for the rays and tope. Cuttlefish for the conger eels, with shore crabs for wrasse to 8lb. Worm baits and mackerel or squid strips for other species. This is an ideal area for spinning for bass, pollack and mackerel.

 

TACKLE
If fishing on the bottom at the western end opt for 20lb mainline and a long shockleader. Use 25-30lb line for the rougher ground. Use a pulley rig with 150lb biting trace for rays and congers. Tope need a wire biting trace. Grip leads are a must. Use a single hook dropper with strong hook to minimum 30lb trace on a rotten-bottom rig for wrasse.

 

GETTING THERE
Go east from St Anne on the Rue de Longis and Route des Carrieres, passing the golf course until you see Longis Bay and Raz Island (Ile de Raz) beyond. Park at the bottom of the causeway and walk across. Once across either fish straight over or walk around the fort to the western side. Be aware though that the island is only accessible half tide down.

 

TACKLE SHOP
Alderney Angling and Sports, QE2 St, Alderney, tel: 01481 824884.


Directions : Go east from St Anne on the Rue de Longis and Route des Carrieres, passing the golf course until you see Longis Bay and Raz Island beyond. Park at the bottom of the causeway and walk across