I am glad you liked the foto and yes its a nice looking oneI thought it was a photo shop job at first but no...
it really is a red band fish..what a beautiful fish!!
Was Scotlands West Coast, Clyde area we caught ours. Later heard of a few other people catching them in the same area. That was also from boats.I imagine the red band fish is a fairly rare fish to be caught on rod and line. It usually lives in deep water from 15m-200m deep. They spend most of their time lying vertically upwards in burrows in the mud or sand, sometimes with their heads poking out. They occasionally come out of their burrows and swim in small shoals. They are only recorded around the SW coast of England and Wales with a few off the South coast of Ireland. They are believed to be present right up the west coast to Scotland but havent been reported here.