Category Archives for Sea Fishing

Sea Fishing for Wrasse: Bait, Tackle and Fishing Techniques

Wrasse There are seven species of this fish and all are found round rocky coasts. Some of them are rare in British waters. The ballan wrasse (Labrus bergylta) and the cuckoo or striped wrasse (Labrus mixtus) are the main members … Continue reading

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Sea Fishing: Whiting, Bait, Tackle and Fishing Method Tips

Whiting As its name suggests, the whiting (Merlangus merlangus) is a member of the cod family, although it lacks the barbule of the cod. It is easily recognizable by the dark spot behind its pectoral fin. It is a most … Continue reading

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Turbot (Scopthalmus maximus): Baits, Tackle and Fishing Method Tips

The turbot (Scopthalmus maximus) is one of the largest of the flatfishes. Its body is roughly diamond-shaped, scaleless, and covered with blunt, bony tubercles. The upper surface is a mottled and speckled brown, the underside white. The lateral line arches … Continue reading

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Tope (Galeorhinus galeus)

The tope (Galeorhinus galeus) is a member of the great class of requin sharks (Carcharimidae), the family which contains killers like the notorious tiger shark as well as such innocuous creatures as the smooth hound (Mustelus mustelus). In comparison with … Continue reading

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Tope Fishing Tips: Fishing Methods, Baits and Tackle

Baits It hardly needs saying that tope feed almost entirely on fish, though specimens have been found to contain such apparently indigestible creatures as large spider crabs. When tope are present in numbers, anglers out after other species often have … Continue reading

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Fishing for Sole (Solea solea): Bait, Tackle and Fishing Methods

The common sole (Solea solea) is too well known from the fishmonger’s slab to require much description. It is oval in shape and a dull brown in colour, with white underparts. The eyes are on the right side and the … Continue reading

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Fishing for Skates and Rays

There is no scientific distinction to be made between skates and rays. They are all members of the family Raiidae, the smaller species tending to be labelled as ray by fishermen, while the larger are usually called skate. Since we … Continue reading

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Fishing Methods for Catching Skates and Rays

Baits The smaller rays seem to be pretty much omnivorous, but thorn-backs are particularly partial to sand-eels, which in fact are the best bait for most rays. Crustaceans like hermit crabs are important : lugworm, sand shrimps, and bivalves are … Continue reading

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Shark Fishing Methods and Tips

Fishing Methods Although sharks have been caught on rod and line in Great Britain only during the past ten years, many books published prior to the turn of the century contain accounts of the epic battles between professional fishermen and … Continue reading

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Anglers Tips on Sharks and Shark Fishing

Five species of shark are fairly common in our waters. They are the basking, blue, mako, porbeagle, and thresher sharks. However, other species have been reported, such as the hammerhead, humantin, and six-gilled, and there is one isolated instance of … Continue reading

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