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Species



Plaice


Plaice are perhaps one of the best known flatfish though they are no longer as common from the shore as they were some years ago, though I have caught a few small fish in the last year.


Identification:

The large red spots are a give away with the plaice though these do occasionally occur in flounder, flounder are rare in Guernsey waters.

Size:

The record for plaice is over 8lb though the average is below a pound. A good fish would be over 2lb.

Season:

Plaice are present between March and November though are more commonly caught in the warmer months.

Bait:

Worm baits work better for these flatties. King Ragworm or a bunch of Harbour ragworm work well especially when tipped with a strip of squid. Razorfish can also work well at times.

Best Baits:
King Ragworm
Harbour Ragworm
Crab
White Ragworm
Verm
Lugworm
Razorfish

Good Baits:

Other Baits to try:
Squid and Cuttlefish
Sandeel

Method:

Bottom Fishing with light gear is the only way to go with these bottom feeders. Plaice often like a moving bait so a slow retrieve, keeping the worm as near to the bottom as possible can be a killer method.

Where to Catch:

White Rock
Yacht Club Slipway
Havelet Bay
Bathing Pools
Cowhorn - Les Terres Point
Fermain Moorings
Fermain Bay
La Ricou
Petit Port
Fort Grey
Vazon Centre Reef
Fort Hommet
Albecq South Rocks
Lion Rock
Grandes Rocques
Port Soif - Little Island
Port Soif
Portinfer
Grande Havre / Amarreurs
Ladies Bay
Big Bill / Slipper / Pembroke
Cartlines / L'Ancresse
Fort Doyle
The Lace
Beaucette
Bordeaux
St Sampsons Harbour
Chouet
Belle Greve Bay
La Salerie
East Arm
Corvalet Bay


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