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Could anyone tell me distinct marks on a Whiting as i keep getting confused with Pouting and Whiting and Pollack. Can someone help me with this? Thanks

Also can anyone recommend any good fishing spots in Cornwall, nr St Austell?
 

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Hi Princess,

Welcome to the site

Below are pictures of each fish of the fish.

Pollack


Whiting


Pout


Notice have the pout looks different to both, the body is deeper and less slender. The base of of all fins overlap the next , there is also a long chin barbel (which you can't see in the picture). You can tell Whiting and Pollack apart because the upper jaw on the whiting is longer than its lower jaw. Where on the pollack the lower jaw is always longer than its upper jaw.

Small whiting can have a miniature barbel, but the pout has the longer barbel. You can also tell the two apart as the Whiting is a slender bodied fish, where the pout is deeper bodied.

Hope that helps!

Mike Jr
 

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Lol Manx!!! I can't see the small print ;) We might enter if its OK with everybody else, but if the paid for charity version goes ahead, we'll chip the money in but not compete, if you vote for either one of us and by some fluke we win...the second placed fish will win etc.

The pout was between 2 - 3lbs can't remember exactly. Think the pollack was 7 or 8lb. Notice you never see any pictures of me with big fish? :D lol

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MikeJr said:
Hi Princess,

Welcome to the site

Below are pictures of each fish of the fish.

Pollack


Whiting


Pout


Notice have the pout looks different to both, the body is deeper and less slender. The base of of all fins overlap the next , there is also a long chin barbel (which you can't see in the picture). You can tell Whiting and Pollack apart because the upper jaw on the whiting is longer than its lower jaw. Where on the pollack the lower jaw is always longer than its upper jaw.

Small whiting can have a miniature barbel, but the pout has the longer barbel. You can also tell the two apart as the Whiting is a slender bodied fish, where the pout is deeper bodied.

Hope that helps!

Mike Jr
What bait you use to catch that whiting thats big.
 

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thats not a bad whiting,,i seen bigger caught though,,

but JESUS!!!!, look at the pouting!!,ive never seen one like that,,ive only ever caught them the size of my thumb. :eek:
 
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