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Marcus1975 posted a thread on fish species caught in the Firth of Forth, this got me thinking about the number of species people have caught in general.

so to start this of I have posted my meagre species list (taken 30 odd years to get this far)

31 species for me, 5 new ones in the last year :D


Cod
Ling
Whiteing
Hake
Pouting
Norway Haddock
Pollock
Coalfish
Bass
Rockling
Tadpole fish
Dab
Flounder
Plaice
Lesser Spotted Dogfish
Black Mouthed Dogfish
Spurdog
Common Skate
Ballan Wrasse
Cuckoo Wrasse
Red Gunnard
Mackeral
Herring
Conger Eel
Silver Eel
Sea Trout
Scorpian fish
Viperous Blenny
Butterfish
Nine Spined Stickleback
Sandeel
 

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Ok here we go then....

Cod
Whiting
Pouting
rockling
lesser spotted dogfish
Bull huss
flounder
turbot
mackerel
garfish
bass
lesser weever
small eyed ray
thornback ray
tope
tub gurnard
starry smoothhound
conger
ballan wrasse
silver eel

I think thats it in about 13 years
 

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ok...smallest first.
Goby (sand)
Butter fish
Blenny
Whting
Codling
Dab
Flounder
Plaice
Turbot
Mackeral
Pollock
Coalfish
Bass
Scorpian fish (bull heads)
Lesser weever fish
Rockling (five beard)
Rockling (shore)
Rockling (three beard)
Silver eel
(yellow eel?)

I think thats about it thats 17/18 not too good, but i had fun doing it!!! especial;ly the small stuff!!! :D
 

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27 seven for me, but not all from UK waters.


  1. Cod 20lb (East coast Scotland)
  2. Pollock 8lb (West coast Scotland)
  3. Conger 4lb (East coast Scotland)
  4. Coalfish 2lb (East coast Scotland)
  5. Dab 1lb (East coast Scotland)
  6. Plaice 3lb (East coast Scotland)
  7. Haddock 3lb (West coast Scotland)
  8. Flounder 2lb (East coast Scotland)
  9. Common Eel 2lb (East coast Scotland)
  10. Long Spined Sea Scorpion 2 oz (East coast Scotland)
  11. Sea Trout 2 1/2lb (East coast Scotland)
  12. Grey Gurnard 2lb (West coast Scotland)
  13. Red Gurnard 1lb (West coast Scotland)
  14. Thornback Ray 6lb (South Wales)
  15. Spotted Ray 6lb (South Wales)
  16. Blenny viviparous a few oz (Eyemouth)
  17. Mackerel 1 ½ lb (East coast Scotland)
  18. Spurdog 8lb (West coast Scotland)
  19. Lesser Spotted Dogfish (West coast Scotland) 3lb
  20. Whiting 1 ½ lb (South Wales)
  21. Pouting ½ lb (South Wales)
  22. Lemon Shark 10lb (Gulf of Mexico)
  23. Red Snapper 8lb (Gulf of Mexico)
  24. Vermillion Snapper 1 lb (Gulf of Mexico)
  25. Trigger fish 2 lb (Gulf of Mexico)
  26. Speckled Sea trout ½ lb (Gulf of Mexico)
  27. Catfish a few oz (Gulf of Mexico)
 

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Cardigan Bay - St Davids Head to Bardsey: (S=shore/B=boat/nowt means both!) - decent (to me!) specimens (for the area) indicated in lb

Bass 7.5lb
Cod 6.5lb
Coalfish
Pollack
Ling (b)
Whiting
Pouting
Poorcod
3B Rockling (s)
5B Rockling (s)
Mackerel
Scad (b)
Tope 35lb
Huss (b) 18lb
Spurdog (b) 15lb
Dogfish
Thornback Ray (b) 15lb
Spotted Ray (b)
Small-eyed Ray (s) 10lb
Dab 1lb
Flounder (s)
Plaice (s)
Turbot (s) 5lb
Conger (s) 12lb
Silver Eel (s)
Sea-trout (s)
Red Gurnard (b)
Grey Gurnard
Tub Gurnard 3 3/4lb
Greater Weever
Lesser Weever
Launce (b)
Black Bream (b) 3lb
Dragonet (b)
Ballan Wrasse (s)
Cuckoo Wrasse (b)
Corkwing Wrasse (s)
Short spined sea scorpion (b)


To that I could add species I've seen caught on the same boat:

Porbeagle Shark
Blue Shark
Monkfish
Brill
Tadpole Fish
Rock Goby
Pilchard

....but a day with 20 species is an excellent one!

I'm up for a species-race this year from the Welsh coast in general and am planning a few expeditions as the season gets going! So far it's just been:

Dogfish, dogfish & more dogfish
Dab
Whiting
Turbot
Flounder
Bass
Pollack

...so it's mission-on if I am going to get anywhere with the idea!

Cheers - John
 

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your on mate, since january i've had.
plaice
dabs
pollock
coalfish
whiting
cod/ling
rockling (three different species)
bass
dogfish
huss
silver eels

one more thing can i count coarse fish in this? if so double that!!!!!
 

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Had a bit of a tot up on the my UK and Irish Territorial waters count (overall).

So there is 48 in 19 years of fishing in the salt, I may have missed a few, i'm not sure LOL

Cod
Haddock
Whiting
Coalfish
Pollack
Pouting
Poor Cod
Ling
Shore Rockling
Three Bearded Rockling
Five Bearded Rockling
Turbot
Plaice
Dab
Flounder
Huss
Dogfish
Tope
Starry Smoothound
Spurdog
Thornback Ray
Blonde Ray
Sea Trout
Silver Eel
Conger Eel
Bass
Scad
Black Bream
Ballan Wrasse
Cuckoo Wrasse
Corkwing Wrasse
Goldsinny Wrasse
Launce
Lesser Weever
Greater Weever
Mackerel
Black Goby
Rock Goby
Dragonet
Shanny
Tompot Blenny
Thick Lipped Mullet
Garfish
Grey Gurnard
Red Gurnard
Tub Gurnard
Shore Spinned Sea Scorpion
Bullrout

Mike Jr
 

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righto,,,Here goes..in the past year i have caught,


Dogfish
Dogfish
Dogfish
Dogfish
Dogfish
Dogfish
Dogfish
Dogfish
Dogfish
smoothhound
thorny
small eyed
whiting
Dogfish
Dogfish
Dogfish
flattie
rockling
spurdog
codling
lamprey
pouting
conger
Dogfish
Dogfish
Dogfish
Dogfish
Dogfish
Dogfish
 
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