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Hello again :)

I checked the fishing glossary but couldn't find the info so I thought I'd start this thread.

Online I've seen various slang names for some fish but have no idea what they might be - and also people in different areas might have different terms for different fish. I've read about 'dogs' (lesser spotted dogfish?) but what is a 'smut'??

It'd be a grand help to clueless people like me if folks could add their names or ones they've heard.

Thanking you in advance!
 

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A few for a start from Jersey

Garfish, Snip in Jersey
Longnose in Guernesy

Ballan Wrasse, Rockie

Ling, Gurgler
 

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Up in Northumberland, Coalies are called Podlars, thought you never really hear many folk using that these days, must be an old fashioned word.
 

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And a 'coalie' is coalfish (saithe, coley)??? :fishing:
 

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What about 'pups' - are these just small LS dogfish?

Keep 'em coming - the answers are fascinating :)
 

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For hound think dog for dog think mutt therefore a smooth mutt or smut is a smoothound which like tope give birth to live young or pups as they are bound to be called.
Stinkies are pout cos of the smell.
Roker are thornback rays in Essex dunno why.
Rockling are slugs cos they're slimy
yting are (dont think I'll bother finishing that sentence)
 

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Down here you here people refer to rockling as slugs or turds, the latter usually refers to 3 beard rockling in particular. :whistling
 

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just a few i can think of that may help you........

cod = coddies, codling, bucket mouths
bass = silvers, spikeys, schoolies,
eels = snottys
smoothounds = smuts and starrys oviously.....
dogfish = dogs, doggies,
skate = roker
coley / coalfish / saithe = blacks

and if you didnt know, theres no such fish as 'rock eel' it can be anything like dogfish, bull huss, smoothounds, spurdogs,............:thumbs:
 
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cod= going by size, robbies, babies, big babbies, medium, sprags, coo's all known as green.
haddock=haddies going by size, metro's , rounders, seed, guid seed, pingers, jumbo's
gunard=goudies
coalfish by size= podlies, black, torpedo's
bass=buckulet mackerel
 

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young female skate maids small sole slips WASPS IN ESSEX ARE CALLED JASPERS grrrrrrhate em
 

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Spider crabs=gavricks,dogfish= roehounds.Huss,tope,spurdog,smoothound=tope,whiting=sandy creeps,flounder=flukes,sea trout=spotted pollack,bass spikey things.
 

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Just thought, I remember years back, up here guys referred to peeler crab as Pinnel crab. I never hear people say that anymore though. I wonder if it was just a North East term or was it used across the country? Its interesting how slang words die out after a while.

Also, a lot of the slang terms are fairly obvious such as the various terms for bass, but I am intrigued about Skate. Why are they called Roker?

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and if you didnt know, theres no such fish as 'rock eel' it can be anything like dogfish, bull huss, smoothounds, spurdogs,............:thumbs:
I always wondered what the mysterious 'rock' was in seaside fish n chip shops was, so thanks! :)
 

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Tope known as How never understood why

Large Plaice as Dusbin lids

Large Sole as Doormats
 
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