The bass is a commonly caught fish in British waters; it has silvery sides, a blue-grey back and a cream/white belly. It has two distinct fins, the first with 9 spines and the second with 13 spines. It also has a large mouth armed with sharp teeth. Warning: Keep your hands clear of the dorsal spines as they can be sharp…Read More
Category: Round Fish
Coalfish (Pollachius virens)
Big rod-caught coalfish can weigh 8.15 Kg (18 lbs) or more. The average coalfish weighs around 3.20 Kg (7 lbs).
The coalfish is closely related to cod and young coalfish are referred to as “billet”.
Ling (Molva molva)
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).
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