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Species



Gurnard


There are 3 species of Gurnard available for capture in local waters though you are only likely to capture two of them being the Tub and Red Gurnards.

The less common Grey Gurnard is a very uncommon catch and you are not likely to come across it but it is worth a mention.


Identification:

There isn't much you can mix up with one of the Gurnard family. The only thing I can think of which would look similar is the scorpion fish but this is a different colour from an of the Gurnards.

The Red Gurnard is a bright red/orange colour with a large bony head. The Tub is similar in colour though often darker without such bright colours other than a brilliant streak of blue around the edge of the pectoral fins.

All of the Gurnards are known to grunt when you hold them.

Size:

Both species can obtain nearly 2lb in weight though the average would be between Żlb and 1lb.

Season:

Predominantly captured during the autumn months from August through to the start of November.

Bait:

Sandeel, king ragworm or mackerel work best for these fish. Mackerel is a firm favorite if specifically targetting this species.

Best Baits:
Squid and Cuttlefish

Good Baits:
King Ragworm
Harbour Ragworm
Sandeel
Crab
White Ragworm
Verm
Scallop Frills
Mackerel
Razorfish

Other Baits to try:
Lugworm

Method:

Bottom fishing is the way to go. They are not normally specifically fished for and are more normally a welcome by-catch when after Bream.

Where to Catch:

Chouet


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