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Following on from the Dab caught at the weekend, it got me wondering about the total number of species that are in Etive? I'll start off with what I've either caught, seen or known about in the last three years or so that I've been fishing;

Cod
Whiting
Haddock
LSD
Spurdog
Thornback Ray
Ling
Conger Eel
Grey Gurnard
Dab
Pollack
Mackeral
Pouting
Poor Cod

That's 14 so far. What other sea fish have you caught in Loch Etive?

*** 2016 Update *** (To save you going to post 82 on page 5)

OK............Have trawled :smile2::smile2::smile2: the full thread and looked at a friend's blog and bunged the list together again in a better format. On reflection, I have removed Turbot and Red Gurnard as there does not seem to be any definite evidence of either being caught in Loch Etive. If anyone can contradict me on either - I will gladly include them? Can't be many threads on here still going after nine years. Any more for any more?
1 Armed Bullhead
2
Coalfish
3
Cod
4
Dab
5
Dogfish, Black Mouthed
6
Dogfish, lesser Spotted
7
Dragonette
8
Eel, Common
9
Eel, Conger
10
Flounder
11
Goby, Black
12
Goby, Common
13
Goby, Leopard Spotted
14
Goby, Rock
15
Goby, Two Spotted
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Gurnard, Grey
17
Gurnard, Tub
18
Haddock
19
Hake
20
Herring
21
Ling
22
Mackerel
23
Mullet, Thick Lipped Grey
24
Plaice
25
Pollack
26
Poor Cod
27
Pouting
28
Ray, Thornback
29
Rockling
30
Sandeel
31
Sea Scorpion, Long Spined
32
Sea Scorpion, Short Spined
33
Skate
34
Spurdog
35
Stickleback, Fifteen Spined
36
Tadpole Fish
37
Trigger Fish
38
Whiting
39
Whiting, Blue
40
Wrasse, Ballan
41
Wrasse, Cuckoo
 

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I'd be interested to see how this thread goes as I'm going to try and get EFSA to run a small boats species / specimen hunt and Etive was one of the venues I was going to propose given the sheltered conditions.

Time we had some comps to match the Irish. I'd also be interested to know if the species are common or tourists :)
 

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Following on from the Dab caught at the weekend, it got me wondering about the total number of species that are in Etive? I'll start off with what I've either caught, seen or known about in the last three years or so that I've been fishing;

Cod
Whiting
Haddock
LSD
Spurdog
Thornback Ray
Ling
Conger Eel
Grey Gurnard
Dab
Pollack
Mackeral
Pouting
Poor Cod

That's 14 so far. What other sea fih have you caught in Loch Etive?
Not caught by me but

Blue Whiting (100% confirmed)
Hake
Coalie
Rainbow trout
Sea trout
 

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ballan wrasse
herring
rock goby
black goby
long and short spinnned sea scorpian
common eel ... on float fished rag :eek:hmy::blink::clap2:

heard of alledged tope , mullet , and cukoo ray although never seen them !
 

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If we leave out the trout and salmon varieties (I did say sea fish), then I make that 28 (so far) in the space of a few minutes.

Cod
Whiting
Haddock
LSD
Spurdog
Thornback Ray
Ling
Conger Eel
Grey Gurnard
Dab
Pollack
Mackeral
Pouting
Poor Cod
Ballan wrasse
short spined sea scorpion
long spined sea scorpion
rock goby
black goby
blue whiting
turbot
red gurnard
herring
common eel
sandeel
hake
coalie
rockling

Any more new ones to add to the list?
 

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I suppose the next logical question is:

What are the conditions that make Loch Etive so special in that it holds all of these species, and is there another Scottish sea loch like it?
 

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miby the depth of water but the thing i was wondering why do you get mackeral all year round
 

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I suppose the next logical question is:

What are the conditions that make Loch Etive so special in that it holds all of these species, and is there another Scottish sea loch like it?
lack of trawling would be a good place to start as to why it's special, but then the species list aint really that good compared to what places like Loch Long has thrown up in the past.
 

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Ronnie has had two Tub Gunards this year which he says is the 1st hehas ever seen
 

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Now up to 33

Cod
Whiting
Haddock
LSD
Spurdog
Thornback Ray
Ling
Conger Eel
Grey Gurnard
Dab
Pollack
Mackeral
Pouting
Poor Cod
Ballan wrasse
short spined sea scorpion
long spined sea scorpion
rock goby
black goby
blue whiting
turbot
red gurnard
herring
common eel
sandeel
hake
coalie
rockling
Tub Gurnard
Tadpole fish
Flounder
Dragonet
Cuckoo Wrasse
 
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