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Cod

The cod is a very popular and much sought after winter fish. It is under a lot of pressure by commercial fishing, and there has been a decline in larger specimens over the past decade or so. They are most…

Bull Huss

Bull Huss is also known as the Greater Spotted Dogfish or Nurse Hound. It’s a thick bodied fish, and tends to mainly stick to rocky marks and deep water. Unlike the Dogfish, it has two separate nasal flaps which are…

Ballan Wrasse

This is the largest of the Wrasse found in the waters around the British Isles. Although mainly caught by Shore anglers boats fishing inshore reefs can often catch specimen sized Ballan Wrasse when targeting species such as Bream. Thought of…

Dogfish

The Lesser Spotted Dogfish is a small shark, it is sometimes known as Rock Salmon in fish mongers. It’s rough skin can cause an anglers skin a nasty abrasion if handled incorrectly during unhooking. They are distinguished from the Greater…

Carp

Commercial fisheries tend to stock Carp such as Crucian Carp, Leather Carp, Mirror Carp, Common Carp and Ghost Carp, with Common Carp being the largest and most widely stocked. Common Carp are often targeted as they can grow to over…

Rainbow Trout

The Rainbow Trout is the most common fish stocked in commercial fly fisheries in the UK. They were introduced to the UK from America. They don’t tend to spawn naturally in lakes and rivers, and are usually introduced by land…

Bass

The Bass is found in coastal waters and the brackish waster of estuaries. It spawns in the sea in spring and early summer. It is regarded as one of the most sought after eating fish; and within the UK is…

Brown Trout

The Brown Trout is highly variable in appearance and size, the appearance and size vary depending on their environment and also genetic factors. Usually the body is brown with black and red spots, it’s weight can vary from less than…

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