Category: Round Fish

Black Bream

Name:
Black Bream (Spondyliosoma cantharus)

Average Weight:
Big rod-caught black bream can weigh 2.25 Kg (5 lbs) or more. The average black bream weighs around 0.70 Kg (1½lbs).

Also known as:
Porgy or Seabream

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Red Bream

Name:
Red Bream (Pagellus bogaraveo)

Average Weight:
Big rod-caught red bream can weigh 2.72 Kg (6 lbs) or more. The average red bream weighs around 0.90 Kg (2 lbs).

Also known as:
Blackspot seabream

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Coalfish

Name:
Coalfish (Pollachius virens)

Average Weight:
Big rod-caught coalfish can weigh 8.15 Kg (18 lbs) or more. The average coalfish weighs around 3.20 Kg (7 lbs).

Appearance:
The coalfish is closely related to cod and young coalfish are referred to as “billet”.

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Cod

Name:
Cod (Gadus morhua)

Average Weight:
Big rod-caught cod can weigh 14.50 Kg (32 lbs) or more. The average cod weighs around 5.45 Kg (12 lbs).

Also known as:
Codling and Atlantic Cod

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Garfish

Name:
Garfish (Belone belone)

Average Weight:
Big rod-caught garfish can weigh 0.90 Kg (2 lbs) or more. The average garfish weighs around 455 g (1 lb).

Also known as:
Sea Pike, Needlefish and Garpike

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Gurnard

Name:
Yellow Gurnard (Trigla lucerna)
Grey Gurnard (Eutrigla gurnardus)
Red Gurnard (Aspitrigla cuculus)

Average Weight:
The yellow gurnard is the largest, big rod-caught yellow gurnards can weigh 3.62 Kg (8 lbs) or more.

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Haddock

Name:
Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

Average Weight:
Big rod-caught haddock can weigh 3.60 Kg (8 lbs) or more. The average haddock weighs around 1 Kg (2¼ lbs).

IUCN Status:
VU – Vulnerable

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John Dory

Name:
John Dory (Zeus faber)

Average Weight:
Big rod-caught John Dory can weigh 4 Kg (9 lbs) or more. The average John dory weighs around 0.90 Kg (2 lbs).

Also known as:
St. Peter’s Fish

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Ling

Name:
Ling (Molva molva)

Average Weight:
Big rod-caught ling can weigh 18.14 Kg (40 lbs) or more. Commercial trawlers have netted specimens weighing in excess of 294 Kg (650 lbs)!
The average ling weighs about 6.80 Kg (15 lbs).

Also known as:
Common ling

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Mackerel

Name:
Mackerel (Scomber scombrus)

Average Weight:
Big rod-caught mackerel can weigh 1.6 Kg (3½ lbs) or more. The average mackerel weighs around 0.55 Kg (1¼ lbs).

Also known as:
Atlantic mackerel

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Monkfish

Name:
Monkfish (Lophius piscatorius)

Average Weight:
Big rod-caught monkfish can weigh 27.2 Kg (60 lbs) or more. The average monkfish weighs around 9 Kg (20 lbs).

Also known as:
Anglerfish, headfish, goosefish and sea-devil

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